Accessibly Streaming a Live Event to YouTube

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It’s something that has not been commonly thought of as an accessible option for blind people but, believe it or not, a blind person can successfully stream a live event to a YouTube channel using a myriad of tools. This can be accomplished using either a Windows or Mac computer. However, for the sake of… Continue Reading Accessibly Streaming a Live Event to YouTube

Book Recommendation: Take Control of Shortcuts by Rosemary Orchard

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Android users have always bragged that their phones could allow for a higher level of customization than iOS. In ways this is still the case, but Apple’s introduction of Shortcuts has brought both operating systems closer together in how customizable the experience can be. Unfortunately, many users do not know that this feature exists, or… Continue Reading Book Recommendation: Take Control of Shortcuts by Rosemary Orchard

Progressive Web Apps vs Native Apps: A Comparison

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Software applications have typically been written to work in our operating systems like Windows and macOS, but with the improvements made to the Internet, it is now possible to make web pages that act like software applications. A few examples of this would be Gmail, Google Docs, or Microsoft Word online. These web based applications… Continue Reading Progressive Web Apps vs Native Apps: A Comparison

Kindle Paperwhite vs Kindle Oasis: Accessibility showdown

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There has been a lot of controversy over the years as to what eReader is the most accessible and usable. Amazon, Apple and others have developed devices for reading books with large print and with speech, but lets just look at eReaders for the time being. Amazon has two devices that are commonly used in… Continue Reading Kindle Paperwhite vs Kindle Oasis: Accessibility showdown

Accessory Review: Powerbeats Pro

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Introduction When Apple announced the Powerbeats Pro in April, I was excited. I had had my AirPods for around two years, and was noticing that my use time between charges was getting shorter and shorter. Also, they didn’t stay in my ears as securely as I would like, causing a reduction of sound quality as… Continue Reading Accessory Review: Powerbeats Pro

Product Review: Anker USB-C to Lightning Audio Adapter

There are very few adapters that can get the iAccessibility podcast team excited. An adapter is an adapter, but many of us have wanted an adapter to allow Senheiser’s Ambeo smart headset to work with any USB-C device, so we were surprised when Anker created the USB-C to lightning audio adapter. About the device. The… Continue Reading Product Review: Anker USB-C to Lightning Audio Adapter

Quick Tip: Enable widgets on your iPadOS Home Screen

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Android users have had the ability to use widgets on the home screen since there has been Android phones, but iOS users have had to go to a separate place to use the same functionality. In iOS or as its now called, iPadOS 13, widgets can coexist with your home screen. Here’s how to turn… Continue Reading Quick Tip: Enable widgets on your iPadOS Home Screen

Quick Tip: Updating Apps in iOS/iPadOS 13

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In the past, updating apps was simple because you only had to open the App Store app, and go to the Updates tab. Now, Apple has decided to make updates less prominent by moving the updates area to a new section on each tab of the App Store. Here’s how to find your updates now.… Continue Reading Quick Tip: Updating Apps in iOS/iPadOS 13

Quick Tip: Enable Dark Mode in iOS 13

Quick Tip: Enable Dark Mode in iOS 13 Users have wanted the ability to select a dark theme for their operating systems as long as there have been operating systems, and Smart invert has helped make that dream a reality. Smart invert changes the solid background colors of each screen to be reverse of what… Continue Reading Quick Tip: Enable Dark Mode in iOS 13

Quick Tip: How to Share Shortcuts in #iOS13

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We are still in the beta season for iOS and iPadOS, but anyone can try the new features offered by Apple by signing up for the public betas. One of the many changes that Apple has made is that Shortcuts are now built in to the OS. This allows deeper integration with features, but it… Continue Reading Quick Tip: How to Share Shortcuts in #iOS13

PocketBraille 1.2.2 for Android is out!

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We are very excited to announce that PocketBraille for Android has been updated and now supports nearly every Grade 2 contraction. You can download the app on Google Play from the link below. All users must redownload this version of the app. PocketBraille on Google Play

#iACast- 121 Apple Productivity Progress

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https://media.blubrry.com/iacast/p/iaccessibility.net/iacast/121AppleProductivityProgress.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSShow description On this episode of the iACast, Aleeha, Jason and Michael discuss more about WWDC and how Apple compares with its competitors in the market place.  They also consider what may need to be improved in the future.  Additionally, they debate the comparability of… Continue Reading #iACast- 121 Apple Productivity Progress

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