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.
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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…
When it comes to artificial sight or bionic retinas, the first thing that comes to mind is the popular seventies show the Six Million Dollar Man. Lee Majors played Colonel Steve Austin who was brought back to life by replacing the majority of his body with a new type of technology known as bionics. What I liked about his character was that he had a bionic left eye. Thirty plus years ago bionics was just a part of science fiction. Today, it might just be possible.
In this episode of The Delivering Access Podcast Scott talks about a very cool iOs app for making voice recordings. This app is called DropVox and it works seamlessly with your DropBox account.