#iACast 2 – Accessibility Update

Episode Notes

Apple News

  1. Apple is holding an event next week to announce its new Phones. It is expected that the new iPhone will be announced.
  2. WatchOS 2.0 should come out next week along with iOS 9

Apple Watch Accessibility

  1. Apple Watch apps still could be more accessible.
  2. Watch apps will be more accessible after WatchOS 2.0 is released and developers have time to work with the code.

Windows 10 Accessibility

  1. Windows 10 is ready for screen readers, but is not fully supported by any screen reader.
  2. Narrator works with Windows 10, but is not for everyone.
  3. Cortona is a great tool for Windows 10 users, and will be more useful when screen readers work better with the OS.
  4. Edge browser not accessible with screen readers at this point.

Accessibility in Gaming

  1. Games have come a long way in recent years to support accessibility
  2. Destiny has color blind mode, and constant sounds to help low vision players find items to pick up or activate.
  3. Mortal Kombat X and Injustice made more accessible with audible cues thanks to blind gamer.
  4. Mobile game accessibility becoming more popular with the Blindfold games and games like Trivia Crack and Dice World.
  5. Trivia Crack needs to fix several buttons as they are no longer labeled.

Other Resources

Check out these resources online to further your technology knowledge.

  1. BlindBargains http://www.blindbargains.com
  2. Lynda.com http://www.lynda.com
  3. TWiT http://www.twit.tv
  4. iMore http://www.imore.com

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