Believe it or not, this is easy.
You must have access to a mac and the right cable for your phone
With the phone at the setup welcome screen, you plug the phone in and iTunes should pop up. Open the Summary page for the device, and scroll to the Options section at the bottom. Select "Configure Accessibility", and turn on Voice Over.
Now you can double-tap on the "press home" text to voice-over-select it, then when you tap again, it enters it taking you to the next screen.
All the screens after the first one work without the home button so you can turn Voice Over off now and get to work.
Don't forget to turn on the Accessibility touch work-around from Settings as soon as you can! Good luck
Credit where it's due: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/303020/288316 for Scott