The month of October brings the arrival of crisp autumn days, leaves changing to brilliant hues of different colors, Daylight Savings and of course Halloween. However, did you know that the month of October is also Blindness Awareness month?
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Over the last twelve years, since I started learning about Technology, the use of smart Phones has grown so fast that it is hard to keep up. I transitioned from only using my home phone to using a cell phone just seven years ago. Now I use an iPhone that substantially lessens the need for so many other blind devices.
Have you ever been trying to sign up for a new service on the Internet only to find after going through the steps in order to set up your account, you are asked to type in the characters shown in the box below? This is called a CAPTCHA and they are completely inaccessible to the blind.
This one goes out to my favorite team member Brie whom I had recent thoughts of firing her if she made one more snarky comment about me having withdrawals from being without my iPhone. I must admit that you get use to a iDevice and you know as well as me what not being with it means without me saying.
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.
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…