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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


Amazon
Blind Bargains reported that Amazon’s accessibility help desk will allow users to get product descriptions, which means that any product images on their website will be described on this help line. You will still have to purchase the item from their site but you can now get a description of […]

Amazon’s Accessibility Help Desk Describes Product Images


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This week I will be traveling to the CSUN 2017 AT conference, and it occurs to me that it would be a good thing to get a few apps that can help me find things in San Diego, so lets look at two of these kinds of apps that can […]

Getting Around Unfamiliar places.



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Welcome to our latest episode of the iA Cast. This week we discuss the following topics. NVDA gets a big update to NVDA 2017.1rc1 NVDA 2017.1rc1 released ZoomText 11 released ZoomText site Roger app becomes Fika.io RogerTalk website Fika.io Replacements for Roger Google Allo WhatsApp Zello Hands free mode with […]

35 – Hands Free Purchasing Power


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Amazon just announced that the Amazon Tap would be updated soon to support a new feature known as hands free mode. This will allow the device to work more like the traditional Echo or Echo Dot where you can just say, “Alexa” to activate the Alexa voice system, so all […]

Amazon Tap Without the Need to Tap?


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Last year we released the Braille Challenge skill to the Alexa Skills Store. Join Michael as he demonstrates the use of this skill in this episode of the iA DemoCast. You can find the Braille challenge at the following link. The Braille Challenge – Alexa Skills Store

34 – iA DemoCast 2: The Braille Challenge



Mac OS App Store Software Updates
Welcome to the very first iA DemoCast! In this episode, Matt Dierckens will walk you through updating software on macOS Sierra, using Apple’s built-in screen reader, VoiceOver. We hope you find this demonstration useful; if you have topics you would like to see covered on the DemoCast, please let us […]

33 – DemoCast 1: Software Updates on macOS Sierra


CES 2017
We weren’t there, but we were all excited to see what new tech would be unveiled at CES 2017. From the useful to the ridiculous, we were reading all about it. Check out this episode of the #iACast to see what products we found the most interesting. Computing and Media […]

32 – Our Favorite Tech from CES 2017




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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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Ever wanted to know if something gets posted on the web about you or an interest that you follow? Google has a service called Google alerts to help with that. How does it work Google Alerts is a service that lets you sign up for email alerts for many popular […]

Quick Tip: Get Custom Alerts From Google Alerts


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Mobile phones are everywhere and are used for many different tasks. Reading email, searching for recipes, chatting with friends from all around the world, and oh yes, actually making phone calls! When Apple announced their new iPhone SE at their event I was overjoyed. There was going to be another […]

Matt’s Favourite Device of 2016 – Apple iPhone SE