Jason Earls


About Jason Earls

Hey there, thanks for stopping by. I hope you're enjoying all of the great content we have here. Things I love: Music? Check. Technology? Check. I started getting into technology a bit later than some. I started using Windows in 2003 or 2004, until 2010. After that, I ended up getting a Mac, and have been using OS 10/macOS ever since. I am also a member of Apple's public macOS and IOS beta programs. I’ve played with Ubuntu, but I haven't really delved into it. One of these days, I'm going to get a box, and start learning it for real. I've also used Android up to Kit-Kat. I love to learn and help people, and just have a good time.


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Please note that the opinions expressed in this article are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of iAccessibility. As I’m sure most VoiceOver users know, there is an “Actions” item in the VoiceOver rotor in iOS. This is a very handy item as it allows for tasks to […]

Commentary: Are VoiceOver Actions a Help or a Hindrance?


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When Apple announced the iPhone 7 at it’s keynote last year, they also announced several knew headphones as well. The AirPods that are much loved by the iAccessibility staff that have them, the Powerbeats 3, the BeatsX wireless earphones (not yet available as of this writing,) and the Beats Solo […]

My Pick For Best Tech of 2016? Beats Solo 3


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A day ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Microsoft highlights improvements planned for it’s products and services for 2017, and the changes seem really exciting. Windows 10 and Narrator The Windows 10 Creators Update will include improvements to Narrator. Some of these new changes are already available […]

The Future in Microsoft Accessibility



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It is now possible to tell Siri to have your calls placed through speakerphone. Just ask Siri. You can ask something like “Hey Siri. Call Mom on speakerphone.” That’s it. Your call should now come through the speaker instead of your iPhone earpiece. It’s great if you need to make […]

Quick Tip: Initiate Speakerphone Calls Using Siri


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I’ve been using VoiceOver for a while now. I use VoiceOver on both Mac and iOS. The more I use VoiceOver on iOS, the more I would think “I wish I didn’t have to interact so much on the Mac. Some apps take it to extremes.” You can! Actually, you’ve […]

#macOS: How to Change VoiceOver’s Grouping Behavior


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Have you ever used an app and thought “You know what? I really seem to slow VoiceOver down a lot when I use this.” Maybe you find you tend to have VO read with more punctuation in some apps more than others. If you’re tired of constantly making changes to […]

There’s an Activity For That



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Want to know the time? Just ask. Want to know the weather? Just ask. Now you can harness the power of Apple’s digital assistant, no matter what you’re working on! From your iPad to your iPod, from your iPhone to your iMac, and everything in between, Siri will always be […]

A Little Less Type, and a lot More Talking