First Steps With WordPress Using Assistive Technology

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Introduction You may have heard of WordPress before but you don’t know where to begin. Today, we will be taking your first steps diving into WordPress. What is WordPress anyway? WordPress is a content management system or CMS for short. In simple terms, it allows websites to be created without coding it yourself. WordPress makes… Continue Reading First Steps With WordPress Using Assistive Technology

#iAUnboxCast 43 – Apple 16 inch MacBook Pro

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Show Description   On this episode, Michael, Aleeha, Chris and Jason unbox the 2019, 16 inch [MacBook Pro](https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro-16/(.   Providing Feedback   We love hearing from you, so feel free to send an email to [email protected]. You can follow us on Facebook, and Twitter. You can also find us on Reddit, and all around the web. Also, don’t… Continue Reading #iAUnboxCast 43 – Apple 16 inch MacBook Pro

#iACast 131 – What’s New In iOS 13

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Show description On this episode, Aleeha, Jason, Meaghan and Michael talk about and demonstrate some of the new Voiceover improvements and bugs in IOS 13. Ad App development services News New iPhones are out. The release for IOS 13.1 has been pushed up to Sept. 24. Apple Care is now subscription based. Apple Care is… Continue Reading #iACast 131 – What’s New In iOS 13

What’s New in VoiceOver for macOS High Sierra

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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 language. You can set the… Continue Reading What’s New in VoiceOver for macOS High Sierra

What’s New in VoiceOver in iOS 11

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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 wish to move. Set the… Continue Reading What’s New in VoiceOver in iOS 11

Maybe it’s not Apple with the problem: Maybe it’s us

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A few days ago, I discovered an article written by someone in the blind community criticizing a new feature that has been implemented in iOS 11. Background: In iOS 11, Apple has implemented a new feature dealing with the way VoiceOver manages the Actions Rotor in the Mail App. If you are familiar with the… Continue Reading Maybe it’s not Apple with the problem: Maybe it’s us

iPhone X Accessibility: What We Know So Far

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The iPhone X is Apple’s Brand new iPhone, with a full sized screen, no bezel, at 5.8 inches. Perhaps one of the biggest points is that Apple has removed the beloved Home Button, so How can this phone be accessible? Here is what we know so far. This article will be updated as information becomes… Continue Reading iPhone X Accessibility: What We Know So Far

Freeing everyone’s ability to learn VoiceOver for iOS

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Today we decided that VO Starter should provide training to all iOS users who want to learn VoiceOver, so we decided to make VO Starter a free app. One reason we did this is because everyone should know how to use their device, and the other app that helps with this training is now 2… Continue Reading Freeing everyone’s ability to learn VoiceOver for iOS

#iACast 33 – DemoCast 1: Software Updates on macOS Sierra

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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 know! As always, thank you… Continue Reading #iACast 33 – DemoCast 1: Software Updates on macOS Sierra

Commentary: Are VoiceOver Actions a Help or a Hindrance?

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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 be accomplished faster without the… Continue Reading Commentary: Are VoiceOver Actions a Help or a Hindrance?