Saturday, 13 February 2016

Over 30 Practical Reasons that Distinguish's Apple from the Rest of the Tech Crowd

Over 30 Practical reasons What Distinguish’s Apple from the Rest of the Tech Crowd

 

And yes, I know other platforms can sort of do this kind of stuff, but not as well, not as consistently,  not as accessible and finally, it’s just my opinion smile.

 

1. Siri to quickly do various tasks such as timer for cooking, turn accessibility on/off, launch apps call/message people, or find out where I am.

2. Camera related: light detecter, money reader, FaceTime (what is that can), OCR (reading hard copy documents), and reading in directly iTunes gift cards (don’t have to see to get gift code).  Also colour apps to tell what colour clothes you are waring.  The Camera app will also allow a person who is blind to take a picture: i.e. iOS will tell the user via VoiceOver if there are faces in the picture, how big/small the faces are and where in the frame they are: so yes, people who are blind can take photos.

3. Apple watch (still main stream smart watch that is fully accessible and not just for people who are blind): Ping iPhone to find where it is, answer/make calls or send/reply to messages without having to get iPhone out of pocket vibrating (Time Buzz) to discretely find the time), activity/heart beat monitor for exercise..  Trash day Apple watch to remind when to take out the Trash (garbage smile).

4. Bluetooth keyboards on iOS, not just typing in to edit fields, but navigating whole OS/apps with screen reader control.

5. Using voice dictation across platforms to get the correct spelling of a word, particularly when doing shopping lists.

6. If using VoiceOver on iPhone talking caller id/read out messages/access to all other inbuilt/3rd party apps (if accessible).

7. Turn on/off quickly accessibility across Apple echo system: OS x, iOS, watch os, TV os: even iPod shuffle/nano: useful when supporting sighted children: I need to use to troubleshoot, but they don’t need it.

8. Easily watch Audio Described movies on iOS/OS x/TV os: audio described is a separate audio track describing in-between characters talking what is going on in the movie: The Martian is a good example.

9. OS X spell check anywhere within apps, great if your a bad speller: don’t just have to been in a word processor.

10. In OS X: take any document, use Add To iTunes as a Spoken Track under Services, and you have a spoken document that can been be listened to: great for literacy issues or if you just want to listen to a document.

11. On OS X, turn speech on with the Clock (System pref/Date & Time Clock Tab) to have time spoken: great reminder when in a meeting.  Also use the Calculator with speech.

12. Speak any iOS screen in iOS by simply turning on in Settings, General, Accessibility, Speech, Speak Screen: great when driving to have a message, mail, etc read to keep eyes on road.  Of course, OS X does this as well via a keyboard short-cut in System Preferences, Dictation & Speech, Text to Speech, Speak Selected Text when a Key is Pressed.

13. Using Siri on Apple tv to quickly get to items on the current screen.

14. Hand off between iOs/OS x: excellent when note taking on my iPhone, and can transfer back to the Mac if need to.

15. Use FaceTime audio on the Mac to dial up my voice mail, use number road to tone dial in login/pin number/listen back to messages, and then take notes on Mac (in Notes etc) whilst listening to the voice mails.

16. Read iBooks on both OS X/iOS with text to speech or large print: this is where I do most of my “reading”.  Whilst Kindle is not accessible on the Mac for me, iOS version works well.  I can start the speech reading, and just sit back and listen: speech will keep reading (no need to turn pages) until I touch the screen.

17. With the Just Press Record complication on the Apple watch: I can quickly start recording when someone wants to give me a reference number, their phone number etc.

18. All my connected home hardware which is simply accessible because the iOS platform is accessible: Ring Video Doorbell, and Belkin lights/switch’s, Netatmo Urban Weather Station.

19. Devices that my iPhone has replaced light detecter, talking GPS, recording device, daisy (talking book) player, laptop etc.

20. Consistent user interface between using VoiceOver) across OS X/iOS/TV OS/watch os: makes the interface very similar to use across these different platforms. e.g. similar gestures including OS X with the Magic trackpad, Siri Touch Remote, and iOS multi-touch screens.

21.  All the apps I use all the time such as Tripview to find time of train/what platform its leaving from/arriving at to meet someone, Audible, Kindle, Overcast, Remote, Find my Phone, Find My Friends, and on and on (smile): currently have 228 used most of the time apps on my iPhone: most of them main stream apps, not assistive: only assistive thing is VoiceOver to access the apps.

22. Taptic feedback in Apple watch in particular as well as the iPhone (different vibrations for different contacts) really enhances the text to speech access as well as vibrations.

23. As a Braille user, I can actually write in Braille in iOS, using print hand writing mode, use the on-screen keyboard, use voice dictation or use a BT keyboard: so many input method to choose from depending on your need (supported by VoiceOver).

24. There are a lot more accessible games on iOS for blind or low vision than for any other platform: good to have fun as well.

25. Bar code readers: to tell what ingredient  is in a packet, jar etc.

26. Ask Siri if its sunset or sunrise: if you can’t see and its the middle of the night or you’ve gone overseas, this is somewhat reassuring.

27. Use Find My Friends so friends can track you/meet you at the bus/train etc of or meet partner after work.

28. If I am having a fast chat over Messages: use voice dictation on either oS X/iOs to speed things up.

29. Use Airplay speakers in different parts of house to either play music, or listen to audio books: I tend to use Airfoil on my Mac for this: use Airfoil to pipe music to various Airplay speakers and use iTunes on Mac to listen to audiobooks.  One thing great about Airplay verses BT, all accessibility stuff (such as text to speech or large print) stays on local device and doesn’t go through Airplay audio or Airplay video: very neat.  My young boys can enjoy my Airplaying aBC iView from my iPhone on to our big TV via airplay and don’t have to put up with listening to VoiceOver.

30. GPS apps such as main stream Navigon/Apple maps or BlindSquare to navigate to a destination and find out what is around me.  Also here is iBeacons for indoor navigation, but have not experienced these as yet.

31. Using my Braille display (connects via Bluetooth and brings Braille up in a line that I can feel) when I am doing my radio program or presenting in a workshop, I can read the Braille with my fingers and not have to listen to speech (which may be distracting) or I don’t want people listening to the radio program or ion a workshop listening to speech.

32. Get OS X to bring up a list of word suggestions if your not sure how to complete a word.

33. Whilst I’m a VoiceOver user, I can appreciate all the full suite of accessibility tools that Apple fully supports across disabilities, and is still the only platform that makes an effort to fully support Braille displays.

34. Of course all the hardware I use from Apple complements my continuing to evolve connected home: Apple Airport Express, Time Capsule, Apple TV, iPod nano/shuffle iPhone iPad, iPod touch, iMac, MacBook, Magic trackpad and Magic keyboard, and my Beats speakers/head phones.


Sunday, 7 February 2016

Talking Tech For Feb 9 2016

Apple AC Wall plug Adapter Exchange program

 

Initial text from Apple Support page concerning this recall.

 

Apple has determined that, in very rare cases, the two prong Apple AC wall plug adapters designed for use in Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched. These wall plug adapters shipped from 2003 to 2015 with Mac and certain iOS devices, and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.

Customer safety is always Apple's top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to exchange affected wall plug adapters with a new, redesigned adapter, free of charge. We encourage customers to exchange any affected parts using the process below.

Note: Other wall plug adapters, including those designed for Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States and Apple USB power adapters are not affected by this program.

Identifying your wall plug adapter

Compare your adapter to the images below. An affected wall plug adapter has 4 or 5 characters or no characters on the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power adapter. Redesigned adapters have a 3-letter regional code in the slot (EUR, KOR, AUS, ARG or BRA).

 

For more information, use the following link.

 

http://www.apple.com/support/ac-wallplug-adapter/

 

CSUN Conference Technology and Disability 2016 from March 22 to March 26 2016.

 

Coming up again with some hopefully interesting product announcements including (hopefully an announcement of the low cost Braille display which Vision Australia has been involved with in bringing to market.

 

http://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/2016/sessions/ 

 

Microsoft Feedback Accessibility Ideas Page:

 

This page is a great way of giving accessibility feedback ideas to Microsoft for future product development.

 

https://microsoftaccessibility.uservoice.com/forums/307429-microsoft-accessibility-feedback?platform=hootsuite

 

The Time Buzz App for Apple watch

 

Turn your Apple watch in to a vibrating watch, really does feel like your waring a completely different watch.  The app is only a few dollars, and the trick to using it is to have VoiceOver turned off via the Digital Crown, sounds muted, and have activate last app on wrist raised tunred on.  Consequently, just raise your wrist, and get the time vibrated to you after tapping the screen.

 

Time Buzz iOS App Store Link:

 

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/timebuzz/id993285729?mt=8

 

Podcast on the Apple watch,  Time Buzz app:

 

http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/vn7exz/TimeBuzzdemo.mp3

 

Time Buzz Developer Website:

 

http://www.timebuzz.nl

 

Unhand-Me You Beast: another handy Apple watch/iPhone app

 

Prevent your iPhone from being picked up, and asks to be “unhanded”: works with Apple watch to turn alarm on/off.

 

Unhand-Me iOS App Store Link:

 

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/unhand-me!-get-notified-on/id998160303?mt=8

 

Podcast of all of the Apple watch apps I use, including the Unhand-Me, and the Time Buzz app:

 

http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/jvya7z/Applewatchappdemos.mp3

 

Several Interesting New Games

 

Blindfold Horse Race

 

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/blindfold-horserace/id1073129602?mt=8

 

LifeLine 2

 

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/lifeline-2/id991357716?mt=8

 

Lifeline Silent Night

 

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/lifeline-silent-night/id1054501757?mt=8

 

iOS Woolworths Shopping App Now Accessible Again

 

Finally, Woolworths has gotten around to fixing the the splash screen on their app to make it accessible with VoiceOver.

 

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/woolworths/id975089690?mt=8

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Ring Video Doorbell: description, setup, and use by a person who is blind

Ring Video Doorbell from Ring.com

 

Ring Video Doorbell: answer Doorbell with video/ audio, two way audio conversation (only user sees video), and detect motion at front door via iPhone over Wi-Fi network..

Ring or Motion can be toggle on/off independently.

Simply: when Doorbell is rung or motion detected, answer on iPhone.

Both physical unit and iOs app very accessible to people who are blind.

 

Introduction:

 

I’ve had my Ring Video Doorbell now for several days, and would like to share the following with you if you want to just know what it’s all about or you purchase one and want to get started and perhaps like me are blind, have an iPhone, and are looking at expanding your connect home.

 

1. What’s in the Box:

 

Ring Video Doorbell unit,

mounting bracket,

4 philips screws to attach bracket to wall,

plugs to insert in to brick drilled wholes for mounting bracket screws,

two star ended security screws to secure unit to mounting bracket,

double ended tool for securing philip  screws and using the star ended security screws to secure unit to mounting bracket,

handle to use with double ended tool,

drill bit for use on brick work (drill not included smile),

level to insure mounting bracket is straight (not exactly accessible, but can’t have everything smile),,

Diode (to connect to existing doorbell wiring),

Micro USB cable for charging rechargeable battery, and

getting started guide

 

I must say, the box that the unit came in was well designed/compact,  all the parts snuggly sitting in their own compartments. Everything was extremely easy to identify and find.  Great that you just have everything to install the unit.

 

2. Physical Description of the Ring Video Doorbell:

 

Rectangular unit made of plastic (feels solid and good quality) which sits over the mounting bracket when attached to wall,

Middle top of front face: raised round small camera lens,

Bottom middle of front face: large raised round button when pressed rings doorbell (sound heard on Ring Video Doorbell itself), with notification sent via connected Wi-Fi to iPhone, and

Bottom of unit: two dedicated security screws on with side locking unit to mounting bracket.

No obvious physical speaker grill or microphone grill.

Unit powered by rechargeable battery or wired to existing Doorbell power.  Unit taken off mounting bracket to charge rechargeable battery via USB cable from mains power: approximate 10 hours to full charge (depending on use, charge lasts up to 12 months).

Unit is rain resistant, but not water proof.

Mounting bracket felt a bit flimsy, but once unit attached and on wall, felt solid.

 

Just to make it clear, when installing the mounting bracket/unit, camera is above the ring button (don’t seem to explain this minor fact in the visual videos as visually its bleeding obvious smile).

 

Visually, the top of the unit where the camera is, is black, with the remainder of the case being silver, including the rung button which has a blue surround.

When the button is pressed, LED lights up on the button to show the caller that something as happened as well as the unit playing a Doorbell sound.

The unit is available in several colours, but I’m assuming that this silver one that I got is the default colour if no colour is specified in the order.

 

3. Installation/Setup:

 

Download and install the “Ring app from iOS App Store - 

Ring Video Doorbell, Ring.com, Version 3.0.

Run the Ring app on the iOs device to create a user login or login with an existing account.

Press button at rear of Ring Video Doorbell to commence pairing to home Wi-Fi network.

The Wi-Fi pairing button is on the back of the unit.  If you turn it over in the same orientation: i.e. with the camera now facing the table at the top of the unit: at the back on the left hand side at the same level of the 3 group of pins: you will find a round raised port with the button slightly indented in the middle: this is the pairing button.

Switch out of app and go to Settings, Wi-Fi, and tap on Ring to join the device to your Home Wi-Fi network putting in Wi-Fi password..

Switch back to app and complete setup of the Ring Doorbell: giving the it a name, updating the firmware if requested (which I did), etc.

Once setup wizard complete, will be at home screen of the Ring app

 

screw bracket to wall (in my case, attached bracket with wood screws to feature porch entry wall)

Put Ring Video Doorbell in bracket

Attach security screws to bottom of unit to secure on bracket and prevent theft.

 

Putting the mounting bracket on the wall, screwing it in with the 4 screws, slotting in the Ring Video Doorbell unit itself in to the mounting bracket, and securing with the two security screes took me less than 15 minutes: screwing screws in by hand is a pain smile.

 

30 day Cloud Recording trial offered when app is used.  Allows user to go back and play video/audio recordings of Ring and Motion detected events over the last six months.  Otherwise, only live events can be accessed as they occur.

 

4. Ring App Home Screen Controls (flicking top left to bottom right using VoiceOver):

 

Note: most of the controls on the screen are not identified as buttons, but activate when the 1 finger double tap is used with VoiceOver.  I also found the easiest way to jump to the top or bottom of the screen was by using the 4 finger double tap VoiceOver gesture to go to the to or bottom of the screen when done at either the top or bottom of the screen.

Where VoiceOver has announced button, I’ve put the word “button” next to the control, otherwise it’s just the straight text.

 

Menu - top left - (brings up further options for Settings, Plan, Store etc.

My Devices (VoiceOver reporting this as a heading).

 

Ring, name of unit, owner

 

Note - the next control is not identified by Voiceover: i.e. when you flick on to it, you here the usual click from VoiceOver to denote you have landed on a control, but no announcement.  1 finger double tapping on this control brings up the Setup Wizard to install a Video Doorbell, Stick Up Cam, Chime or DoorBot, with a further button to purchase these devices from the Ring Store button.  The title of the screen: Setup Wizard” is an identified heading by VoiceOver.  To quit this screen, choose the Cancel button top right hand side of the screen.

 

Back to the controls after the silent control (Setup Wizard).

 

ALL ACTIVITY button - shows both Ring and Motion events on screen.

RING button - shows ring events on screen.

MOTION button shows motion events on screen.

 

When on of these 3 buttons are selected, VoiceOver will say “Selected” for each control: e.g. Selected All Activity button.

 

Note - depending on what buttons you have chosen above and if you have any events, you’ll get the following event information with 3 groups of buttons for each event (this is part of my ALL ACTIVITY screen):

 

Front Door, MOTION, - Today 5:28PM

share white icon (brings up a sharing screen to share video with others - Mail, Messages, Notes etc).

delete white icon (deletes the video - brings up screen to either Delete or Cancel the action).

 

Front Door, ANSWERED MOTION, - Today 4:02PM

share white icon (brings up a sharing screen to share video with others - Mail, Messages, Notes etc).

delete white icon (deletes the video - brings up screen to either Delete or Cancel the action).

 

Front Door, ACCEPTED RING, - Today 2:30PM

share white icon (brings up a sharing screen to share video with others - Mail, Messages, Notes etc).

delete white icon (deletes the video - brings up screen to either Delete or Cancel the action).

 

And so on.  If there  is no event information, place holder text appears letting the user know that event info will appear here for All Activities, Ring Activity or Motion Activity.

 

Note - Oddly, I found choosing the Delete button started playing the video the same way as choosing the event button, both video screens of which had the Delete button available.

 

If you do have Cloud Recording, just be aware that it will take some time for the recorded event to be uploaded to the cloud, so whilst you have the event in the list, it may be a while before you can actually play it immediately after the event which triggered it.

 

After this event information is the following button:

 

Your cloud recording trial ends in 27 days, click here to sign up now.

I’m assuming here (and I’ll probably register), that once you have registered for Cloud Recording, that this text will disappear.

In actual fact, this prompt does disappear once you have registered for Cloud Recording as I did after initially writing this post.

 

This completes the main home screen of the app.

 

5. Checking the Battery Level of the Ring Video Doorbell (from the Home screen):

 

Before going on to describe the menu option from the Home screen, if you need to check the battery of the Ring Video Doorbell unit itself, 1 finger double tap on the Ring Doorbell name just under My Devices heading, you will get the following screen:

 

Back button (top left of the screen)

name of unit heading

device settings option icon wh

BATTERY 

button (yes the control is button - double tap to select, flick once and you’ll get battery status).

The USB port to charge the unit is on the back of the unit.  If you turn it over in the same orientation: i.e. with the camera now facing the table at the top of the unit: at the back on the right hand side at the same level of the 3 group of pins: you will find the micro USB port.

 

After the button or battery actual status if you selected it, are the following controls:

RING ALERTS (heading)

SWITCH BUTTON ON (toggle

MOTION ALERTS (heading)

Switch button on (toggle

 

RECENT ACTIVITY

MOTION SETINGS

SHARED USERS

LINKED CHIMES (this is another chime you can connect to the Ring Video Doorbell that you can put somewhere else in the house).

 

Your cloud recording trial ends in 27 days, click here to sign up now.

 

Note - To exit this screen,choose the Back button top left to exit this screen.

 

6. Choosing Menu from the Home Screen of the App

 

Choosing the Menu control at the top left of the Home app screen, results in the following screen coming up at the bottom of the Home app screen to, dismiss this new information, double tap on the menu control at the top right of the screen, and you’ll return to the normal Home screen.

 

your name

your email address

MY DEVICES (heading but not identified as such by VoiceOver)

name of unit and location

SETINGS

ACCOUNT

MY PLAN

STORE

HELP CENTRE

LOG OUT

3.0 (Version of the app)

 

The only thing I found I couldn’t do without assistance in Settings was to set the Motion Zones.

 

The Help Centre was extremely useful with the following help topics:

Account/cloud Video Recording

Orders

Setup/Installation

Product Features

trouble Shooting

 

Then info on contacting Ring support, Tickets button (submit Helpdesk tickets), and Contacts button.

 

The Help information is a combination of useful fact sheets and videos that  are to the point and easy to follow.

 

7. Answering a Call from the Ring Video Doorbell:

 

When Ring Video Doorbell rings, after pressing the Ring Button on the physical doorbell, following dialog box appears in landscape mode with Home button to the right (flicking with VoiceOver from Left to right):

in-call icon Mic button, 

in-call sound button, 

in-call icon  Zoom out button, 

in-call icon ring plus 00 button,

End Button, and

Talk button.

 

Mic: mutes Mic when selected.

Sound: mutes sound when selected.

End: ends call when selected.

Talk: Talk to the person at your door.

 

One thing here I did notice, when this dialog came up, the volume of VoiceOver dropped dramatically and it was difficult to hear the controls when I was flicking over them.  In addition, if your not using headphones on your iPhone, of course, the caller at the front door is going to hear VoiceOver as well.

 

The difference between the generated dialog for ring verses motion, is that on the motion dialog you don’t have the Mic button, just the Sound button where you can listen to what is going on to cause the motion event, and Talk button if you need to talk if there is indeed someone at your front door that didn’t ring the doorbell but got picked up because of the motion sensor..

 

Either the Ring or Motion notification will appear on the iPhone if not in the app: acting upon the notification will take you in to the app with the above dialogs to act upon.

I also get both of these notifications on my Apple watch.

 

8. Playing Videos back from Cloud Recordings:

 

When Playing a Video Back if using Cloud Storage

Tap on recording from home screen of app

Video starts to play in portrait mode

Controls are: Done, track position Delete recording, Previous track, Play/Pause, Next Track, Download Recording, and Volume.

When a video is playing, double tap to hide or show video controls with VoiceOver.

 

9. Final Thoughts so Far

 

I am very happy with how the Ring Video Doorbell itself is working and detecting motion, I still can’t believe how accessible the Ring app is besides the few minor issues I’ve pointed out so far, and I certainly feel a lot more secure at home.

 

This is a further continuation of my Connected Home adventure as it were: my Netatmo Urban Weather Station, WeMo Switch/Link Light System, and now Ring.  Just for the record, I’m going to throw in my 6 AirPlay Speakers at home in to the mix as well.

 

The ring.com site  where you can login I should also say is fairly accessible with a screen reader as well.

 

For more information on the Ring Video Doorbell, go to:

 

http://www.ring.com

 

Podcast coming in a week or so on my feed: http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com

 

Feb 2016

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Talking Tech for Jan 18 and Feb 2 2016

Both of these programs we discuss what caught our attention in 2015.

 

Over the Dec/Jan period, talking tech did an interview with Dr Robert Carter and Jonathan Mosen.

 

Go to the following webpage of Talking Tech to listen to these interviews:

 

http://talkingtech.podbean.com

 

Now for the list of items that caught our attention.

 

ABC iView audio description trial.

 

Apple watch.

Apple Magic Keyboard.

iPhone 6s/6s plus extending Force Touch (3d Touch).

Apple Smart Battery case for iPhone 6s.

Apple music.

Apple tv 4th generation.

iPad pro.

Apple pay.

 

Audio Described Movies on iTunes:

Brave (For blind viewers),

Cars 2 (For blind viewers),

finding-nemo (for Blind Viewers),

monsters inc (for Blind Viewers), and

Up (for Blind Viewers).

 

Ant-Man.

Home.

Far from the Madding Crowd.

Kings-man:  The Secret Service.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

Spy.

The Martian.

 

Netflix Audio Description now working again on the Apple tv 4th generation.

 

Vision Australia Webinars:

Dreaming of Streaming, and 

Summer Reading.

 

Vision Australia Connect app for Android and iOS to access Vision Australia online library service (I-Access).

 

Victor Reader Stream supports I-Access.

 

Microsoft Windows 10.

 

KNFB Reader, and Voice Dream Reader now supporting Android.

 

NVDA Remote support functionality.

 

Prodigi 12 Connect (Android based video magnifier).

 

Freedom Scientific and Optelec joining.

AI Squared and GWMicro joining.

Zoomtext Fusion.

 

Twitter for Mac (just made it in on the 31st of December Aussie time).


Thursday, 7 January 2016

Talking Tech for Jan 5 2016

An interview with Jonathan Mosen aired on Vision Australia radio Jan 5 2016 where Stephen and I discuss with Jonathan how he got in to tech and some general thoughts about his experiences with technology.

To find out more about all of Jonathan's work, go to his website Mosen Consulting:
http://www.mosen.org
 
The interview can be heard via the following link:
 

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Talking Tech for Dec 29 2015

In this special edition of Talking tech for the Christmas and new year period, Stephen Jolley and I have a chat about technology with Dr Robert Carter who besides being a Psychologist, also produces a fantastic podcast: The Tech Doctor.

 

Here is a direct link to the interview from my podcast feed.

 

http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/biy3gr/Talkingtech15122901.mp3

Robert’s Tech Doctor Blog and Podcast page can be accessed by the following link:

 

http://www.dr-carter.com

Monday, 21 December 2015

Talking Tech for December 22 2015

AccessWorld for December 2015

 

Product review of Speak Easy,a review of Making Windows 10 Easy to See, how far Blind Fold Kid Friendly games has come etc.

 

http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw1612toc 

 

Tripview Sydney/Melbourne VoiceOver Scrolling Bug Fixed

 

The bug which caused VoiceOver users to have the page scroll back to previous times when looking at a trip has now been fixed in the latest update.

 

First Week in December: Apple updated Os versions Across the Board

 

Apple has updated OS’s for Apple TV 4th generation, iOS 9.2, watch os 2.1, and Os X 10.11.2.

 

Apple Releases iOS 9.2 with a number of accessibility fix’s (Applevis)

 

http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-ios-news/apple-releases-ios-92-number-fixes-blind-and-low-vision-users 

iOs 9.2: Braille displays connectivity are now more stable.

Apple tv 4 ben 9.1: Siri alert sound gone, volume up/down sound gone, and Siri can now search for music.

 

Apple Releases Battery Case for the iPhone 6s giving an Extra 25 Hours

 

http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/12/08/apple-debuts-smart-battery-case-for-iphone-6s-extends-life-up-to-25-hours- 

 

updated Remote app for iOS now works with the Apple TV 4 generation

 

Great for parents who are blind as the parental pin number entered in to the Remote app is only heard on local device (using head phones), rather than being heard through the Apple TV/TV speakers.

 

http://www.macrumors.com/2015/12/08/apple-tv-remote-support-new-apple-tv/ 

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Mosen Consulting Releases Apple TV 4 Generation with VoiceOver

 

Excellent book.

 

http://mosen.org/index.php/mosen-consulting-ebook-apple-tv-4th-generation-with-voiceover/