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images of mobile devices iPhone vs Android
Welcome to the latest episode of the iA Cast. This week we talk about the differences between the two most popular mobile operating systems iOS and Android and we say which ones we prefer. Patreon iAccessibility has set up a new pattern account for our community to support our podcast […]

#iACast 40 – Mobile OSWars: iOS VS Android


Talking Typer iOS logo with a chat bubble and the braille letters tt
Talking Typer by the American Printing House for the Blind has now been released for iOS. If you are familiar with the Windows version then you will find it easy to learn the keyboard with the mobile app. Talking Typer offers training for the on screen keyboard, a Bluetooth keyboard, […]

Talking Typer by APH Now Available for iOS


two Samsung Galaxy S8 phones one showing the front and one showing the back.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk about the newest releases in technology during the last week. Here is what we discussed. Apple quietly announces new iPad at $329 price point Apple changes storage capacities of iPhone SE Apple releases (PRODUCT RED) iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Samsung releases […]

#iACast 39 – Quiet New Stuff



Game of Rocket League with AbleGamers Flag
For the longest time, games have not been accessible for blind and low vision users. Today, gamers have more choice in what games they play, and Michael Chad and Aleeha discuss their preferences in games on this episode of the iACast. During this podcast episode, we discuss progress made by […]

#iACast 38 – Game On!


Amazon
Amazon has been working on accessibility in their products lately with their Fire tablets and with their e-readers, but they have started in other areas as well. Recently, Amazon has made their Kindle application for Windows accessible with NVDA, and this is a big deal for users and the assistive […]

Amazon Brings Accessibility to Kindle for Desktop


Uber App Icon
Welcome to episode 37 of the iACast. This week Michael speaks to Jade Sharp and Aleeha Dudley on the topic of using Uber while traveling with a guide dog and how this differs between countries. Resources from this episode NAGDU National federation of the Blind Guide Dogs of America List […]

#iACast 37 – Drivers in Denial



Right Hear with a WI-FI symbol above the dot of the i.
Each year, the California State University of Northridge (CSUN) holds their assistive technology conference. This year the conference was in San Diego California, and was held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. One of the biggest things that people go to this conference for is the exhibit hall, and iAccessibility was […]

#CSUNATC17 – Right Hear Brings In-Building Mobility to the Blind


Top of Canon Copier
Each year, the California State University of Northridge (CSUN) holds their assistive technology conference. This year the conference was in San Diego California, and was held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. One of the biggest things that people go to this conference for is the exhibit hall, and iAccessibility was […]

#CSUNATC17 – The Accessible Copier from Canon


Dot Watch with four Braille cells and orange crown
There were many companies showing products this year at the CSUN Assistive Technology conference this year, and one of those companies was Dot Incorporated. DOT makes a Braille smart watch that is similar to a standard braille display with four braille characters only to let someone tell time and much […]

#CSUNATC17 – Dot Incorporated Makes a Braille Smart Watch For ...



CSUN AT Conference Feb 27 -March 4 2017
Each year, the California State University at Northridge, (CSUN) holds a conference on assistive technology. On this episode of the podcast, Jason Earls, Jeff Bishop from the ACB and Michael Doise discuss what they feel are the highlights, and here are the topics that were discussed. Exhibit Hall Highlights NeoBraille¬†from […]

36 – #CSUNATC17 Highlights



Image showing VoiceOver icon. icon is a grey gradient to white with a universal access symbol and a speaker with sound waves going to the right.
If you are an iOS developer then accessibility should be high on your list of priorities so that all users can utilize your app. Apple has added accessibility traits that are like Aria¬†roles to determine what each element in your app can do. Some of these traits may include Titles, […]

UIAccessibilityTraits Roles for iOS developers