Archives January 2014

It Is Finally Time! The Number One App Of 2013 Brought To You By How To Be Blind Is…

It is now time to reveal the app that is the number one app of 2013 as voted on by you the user. It comes as no surprise to me that this app landed at the top because it is probably my favorite app on my iPhone as well. What is that I can almost hear you saying? You want me to stop rambling and just tell you what the name of app number one is? Okay, okay you don’t have to be pushy. I am going to tell you. After all, that is what this blog post is all about, isn’t it?

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Fedora Outlier’s Number One App Of 2013 Brought To You By How To Be Blind: Coming In At Number 3 Is…

So you have been patiently waiting as we announce one app at a time leading up to the number 1 app. Your wait is getting closer to being over. For the number 3 app today,we will go back to a time that seems so long, long ago. Not quite back to the dinosaur age or even Pony Express era, but my children would say it is. The way we read books has progressively gotten better. and better

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Fedora Outlier’s Number One App Of 2013 Brought To You By How To Be Blind: Coming In At Number 5 Is…

My first iPhone arrived in 2012 while I was at guide dog school receiving my third guide. I had no idea how to work with either of them and I became quite frustrated. I was pretty stressed out because I was trying to learn how to work with my new dog and I could not even answer my phone. Fortunately, several students had iPhones and they took pity on me. They would call me over and over again so I could practice 2 finger double tapping to answer. I was so relieved to at least be able to answer and make a call.

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Fedora Outlier’s Number One App Of 2013 Brought To You By How To Be Blind: Coming In At Number 7 Is…

When it comes time to go out for a nice leisurely walk, as a blind person who is also a guide dog user I take extreme comfort knowing that my trusted German Shepard Duke will get me there safely. But it is still up to me to know where I am going. This is where the app that has landed at number 7 on Fedora Outlier’s Number One App Of 2013 countdown can help.

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Fedora Outlier’s Number One App Of 2013 Brought To You By How To Be Blind: Coming In At Number 9 Is…

I am old enough to remember stand-alone radios, one in the bedroom, kitchen, living room and den, so we could listen wherever we were in the house. I also remember traveling in the car, and losing my favorite radio station as we got out of range. So we’d have to turn the dial to attempt to find a radio station with good music or interesting talk, or if we were lucky, the sports game we had been following.

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