Just about everything is accessible when it comes to Apple. I love going into an Apple store and turning on Voice Over and playing around with Final Cut Pro or the other pro apps on their Macs. The only device that is accessible but doesn’t get much air play is the Apple TV. Their has been a update in the software for the Apple TV that adds some great new features.
Month: September 2012
The other day I was sitting enjoying a little TV after dinner and during the commercials checking for emails on my IPhone… My roommate, who…
North. South. East. West. It’s approximately 100 feet due North of the intersection. Turn left onto Magnolia Street and your destination will be on the left. We have all heard these types of navigational statements when using GPS. However, how is one to use a GPS system of any kind if you do not have the Orientation and Mobility skills to go along with it?
No, this is not a blog post about The Rolling Stones classic, or for those of us that grew up in the 1980’s the Billy Ocean hit either. This is a blog post about all of those cloud based services that you hear about these days. In this post I will talk about two cloud offerings from Apple and why you may want to use them. So, sit back and launch your Pandora application on your iPhone and listen to your Rolling Stones station, or if you must you can launch that favorite Eighties channel and listen for that Billy Ocean classic that I was talking about before.
When it comes to generating loads of excitement in the area of assistive technology and technology in general, know one does it better than Apple Inc. You have people not just standing in long lines waiting, but you have people staying up all times of the night to pre-order and camped out of Apples’ doors for a week at a time to get the latest and greatest offering from Apple. In this months case its the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.
Remember when the iPhone first became accessible? Wherever there was an edit field, once activated, a keyboard would magically appear. There was only one way to type characters into that field, a method referred to as standard typing. Now there is another choice, touch typing, These methods are available not only on the iPhone, but the iPod touch and iPad as well. But which is faster, better, easier?
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Submitted by Scott Davert on 19 September 2012
As with the previous release of a major iOS upgrade (from version 4 to
5), there are many enhancements to iOS 6 not directly related to
accessibility. In this release, they include FaceTime over cellular
networks, a redesigned App Store, a revamped settings menu, direct
Facebook integration, a do not disturb feature—among many others.
Please see the link at the end of this article for a list from Apple
about changes not directly related to accessibility. To list and
discuss all new features which do not pertain to accessibility is
beyond the scope of this article. Rather, this is to specifically
focus on changes with respect to the different options available from
an accessibility standpoint.
On October 4, 2012, my husband and I, along with the rest of our team from Fedora Outlier, LLC will be giving a presentation in Macon, Georgia at the Georgia Academy for the Blind. Our presentation is based on the outline of skills provided in the Expanded Core Curriculum for individuals that teach the blind and visually impaired. Inquisitive minds want to know, how can the Expanded Core Curriculum help my blind or visually impaired child?
Have you ever experienced others treating you differently because you are blind? I can’t imagine there is anyone that would answer no to that question. I know that there are many instances of others acting in ways they would not if they were dealing with someone sighted…