Jason Earls (Member of iA Staff)

About Jason Earls (Member of iA Staff)

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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In this episode, Jason and Jeremy discuss using Linux as an alternative to Windows and macOS. Topics include: Ubuntu and Debian, two distributions of Linux, The Orca and Speakup screenreaders, BRLTTY, a braille display daemon for Orca and other console screenreaders, The Debian Accessibility Wiki which has great information about the accessibility options available for Debian. You can also apply […]

#iACast 58: Linux as an Alternative to Windows

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On September 25, 2017, Apple released macOS High Sierra to the public. Here are some new enhancements to VoiceOver. Enhanced Multilingual Support If VoiceOver detects that a language has been associated with text that it’s reading, it Will automatically switch to another voice and will read the text in that […]

What’s New in VoiceOver for macOS High Sierra

iOS 11
On Tuesday, September 19th, Apple released iOS 11, bringing with it some new VoiceOver features and improvements. Apps You can now drag and drop apps using VoiceOver To do this, do the following: While on the home screen, double tap and hold to enter edit mode. Find an app you […]

What’s New in VoiceOver in iOS 11

Eclipse Soundscapes
On August 21, 2017, millions of people will get the chance to see the total solar eclipse as it passes through the United States. However, not everyone will be able to enjoy it. Those of us with impaired or no vision will certainly miss out on this great spectacle, or […]

Hear That? It’s an Eclipse!

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On this episode of the iA Cast, Aleeha, Jason, Matt and Michael discuss what everybody found to be most interesting at the 2017 National Federation of the Blind annual convention. Topics include: Seeing AI  app from Microsoft, The KNFB Reader app for Windows 10 which is on sale for a limited time, The Resolutions for […]

#iACast 49 – Post #NFB17 round up

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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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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 […]

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