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iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility

A bi-weekly podcast hosted by Brian Fischler and Ed Plumacher, VoiceOver assistive technology trainers for blind and visually impaired users of iOS devices & Mac computers.
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Dec 3, 2016

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, Christopher Venter, The Blind Scooter Guy.

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Listen to Christoher Venter on Tedx                                            https://youtu.be/ngjgHtV8Ohw

Contact & Follow Christopher Venter, #BlindManCan (Writer, Accessibility Buddy, Adventurer, Vintage Vespa Scooter Collector and Enthusiast, Chef, Scuba Diver, Blogger, Petrolhead, Roamer of the Globe & Yes... I am blind)

Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa                         christopherventer@gmail.com

+27 215105526 (Home / Office)                                                                  +27 798669960 (Mobile)                                                                         Skype: venter.christopher                                                                       Twitter: @BlindScooterGuyz                                         www.blindscooterguy.com                                          https://www.facebook.com/BlindScooterGuy/  https://blindscooterguy.wordpress.com 

iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Nov 19, 2016

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, Legendary Comedian, Robert Klein.

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You can contact Patrick Lafayette and The Podcast Clinci at: (646) 397-8577, or by email at ThePodcastClinic@gmail.com.

 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Nov 5, 2016

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, Mrs. America & Mrs. World 2012, April Lufriu.

April Lufriu competed and won the Mrs. America and Mrs World 2012 pagents after she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa.  April is a working mom, an advocate for blindness awareness, and a role model for many in the blind and visually impaired community. 

You can contact April Lufriu via:

Email: lufriumarble1@hotmail.com - Twitter: @AprilLufriu - Facebook:April Lufriu

Call iAccessVO with your feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions at (732) 660-8641, or email us at iAccessVO@gmail.com.

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You can contact Patrick Lafayette and The Podcast Clinci at: (646) 397-8577, or by email at ThePodcastClinic@gmail.com.


 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Oct 23, 2016

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, blind audio production specialist, Patrick Lafayette from The Podcast Clinic..

Call in with your feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions at (732) 660-8641, or email us at iAccessVO@gmail.com.

Like our iAccessVO facebook page. Follow us on Twitter: @iAccessVO

You can contact Patrick Lafayette and The Podcast Clinci at: (646) 397-8577, or by email at ThePodcastClinic@gmail.com.


 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Oct 8, 2016

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, Academy Award winning actor, J. K. Simmons.

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Please contact us with feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions at:
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Welcome Back!  

1 year anniversary Episode 26.
Those Nagging update alerts.  

IOS and Sierra bugs.
App Store issues with search.
Using dictation in messages, issues with dictation mode when using VoiceOver.
Activities, voices and audio selection.
Some minor focus issues.

How to determine which assistive device is right for you.
iPad or iPhone
Windows or Mac
VMWare Fusion

Windows Narrator

Academy Award winning guest, J. K. Simmons.

The Greta App.

Listener Phone Calls: "Hello, iAccessVO".

Phone call from Bill of St. Louis, MO.  
Where to find things in iOS 10.

Phone call from Tom of Wantagh, NY.
Citibank accessible ATMs. Follow up to last episode.

Phone Call from David of Houston, TX.
Answers earlier episode question from iAccessVO listener Karla Jay.
Using Voice Dream Reader to play audio books and using bookmarks.

Blind Square GPS, "Dare-To-Share" Contest Winners, "Live Selection".

iAccessVO fantasy football league update.

Email and Facebook comments from listeners.
Kimberly Holmes Thurman, Enjoys the show, and the Echo Dot does have a built in speaker.

NYC Cultural & Technology Fair at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library.
October 15th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Workshops, hands on with tech. museum displays, etc.

"We Are Out"!


 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Sep 24, 2016

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, accessibility attorney and advocate, Lainey Feingold

Dare-To-Share contest!  Like our iAccessVO facebook page, share our episode release post and retweet our episode release tweet to win your BlindSquare GPS App. Limit of 5 entries per listener.  Winners will be announced on our 1 year anniversary show, episode # 26. Listen to this episode for details.

Please contact us with feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions at:
Our call in, answer only line: (732) 660-8641
Email: iAccessVO@gmail.com
     Follow us on Twitter: @iAccessVO
     Visit and Like us on Facebook.
 
 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Sep 10, 2016

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, Ilkka Pirttimaa of BlindSquare GPS.

Dare-To-Share contest!  Like our iAccessVO facebook page, share our episode release post and retweet our episode release tweet to win your BlindSquare GPS App. Limit of 5 entries per listener.  Winners will be announced on our 1 year anniversary show, episode # 24. Listen for details.

Please contact us with feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions at:
Our call in, answer only line: (732) 660-8641
Email: iAccessVO@gmail.com
     Follow us on Twitter: @iAccessVO
     Visit and Like us on Facebook.
 
 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
 © Copyright 2016 iAccessVO  All Rights Reserved

Aug 27, 2016

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, John Panarese of Mac For The Blind.

Please contact us with feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions at:
Our call in, answer only line: (732) 660-8641
Email: iAccessVO@gmail.com
     Follow us on Twitter: @iAccessVO
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 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Aug 13, 2016

Aira, Visual Interpreter for the Blind

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Contact Aira at: +1-858-880-4454

Please contact us with feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions at:
Our call in, answer only line: (732) 660-8641
Email: iAccessVO@gmail.com
     Follow us on Twitter: @iAccessVO
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 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Jul 30, 2016

Please contact us with feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions at:
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Email: iAccessVO@gmail.com
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 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Jul 16, 2016

Please contact us with feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions at:
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Email: iAccessVO@gmail.com
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 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
 © Copyright 2016 iAccessVO  All Rights Reserved

Jul 1, 2016

Please contact us with feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions at:
Our call in, answer only line: (732) 660-8641
Email: iAccessVO@gmail.com
     Follow us on Twitter: @iAccessVO
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 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Jun 17, 2016

Let's Talk WWDC!
The 13 Biggest Announcements from WWDC 16 by the Verge
http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/13/11906654/apple-wwdc-2016-news-highlights-recap-imessage-siri
Here’s Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 16 by wired
http://www.wired.com/2016/06/heres-everything-apple-announced-wwdc-2016/

1:30 Why can’t Siri make an appointment for someone not in my contacts?  Apple Forum discussion:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4394795?start=0&tstart=0

3:28  Apple Watch featured at WWDC. Software updates, no hardware upgrades for the near future.
New Features Coming to Apple Watch Scribble Mode and S.O.S.
http://fb.idropnews.com/2016/06/13/more-exciting-new-features-coming-to-apple-watch-including-sos-and-scribble/

4:33  New Scribble Mode feature on Apple Watch.

6:00  New SOS feature for 911 Emergency calls on iPhone.
Patrons Formerly Bluelight Emergency IOS App
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/patronus-formerly-bluelight/id606865071?mt=8
YouTube Commercial Help i’ve Fallen and I can’t Get Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQlpDiXPZHQ

7:48  New iPhone Remote with Siri interface for AppleTV.
How to Control Your AppleTV with the Remote App for iPhone or iPad
http://www.imore.com/how-use-remote-app-apple-tv

9:23  Apple now offers single login for all of your Cable Network Apps.
AppleTV Gets new Siri functionality and Single Sign In for Cable Networks
http://www.apple.com/newsroom/2016/06/apple-tv-gets-new-siri-capabilities-and-single-sign-on.html

12:12  Apple unveils Mac OS Sierra.
Mac OS Sierra Everything We Know by MacRumors
http://www.macrumors.com/roundup/macos-sierra/

13:18  Siri coming to a Mac near you.
Siri For Mac Rumored Released Date
http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/mac-software/siri-for-mac-os-sierra-launch-date-os-x-wwdc-2016-3536158/

14:40  New Universal Clipboard feature.
Universal Clipboard Coming to Mac OS Sierra and IOS
http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/06/15/universal-clipboard-for-macos-sierra-ios-10-streamlines-copypaste-between-devices

17:30  Apple Pay coming to a web browser near you.
Apple Pay Coming to Safari by MacRumors
http://www.macrumors.com/2016/06/13/apple-pay-coming-to-the-web/

19:08  Improved Continuity between all your Apple devices.
Mac OS Sierra New Continuity Features
http://www.macrumors.com/2016/06/13/apple-announces-macos-sierra/

20:15 Meet Laura Legendary, accessibility advocate and entrepreneur.
Be sure to check out Laura’s Booth at the upcoming ACB Convention in Minneapolis. She will be displaying her creations at Booth 9.

21:35  Laura explains her latest business venture, Elegant Insights.
Guest Laura Legendary Elegant Insights Braille Creations
http://elegantinsightsjewelry.com/shop/

28:25  Laura explains the process of learning, building, developing and managing an ecommerce web presence using the accessible themes and features available with Word Press.
The Wordpress Accessibility Handbook
https://make.wordpress.org/accessibility/handbook/
The 10 Best Accessible Ready Wordpress Themes
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/accessibility-ready-wordpress-themes/
Wordpress for IOS
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wordpress/id335703880?mt=8

33:33  Laura shares the inspiration behind the founding of Elegant Insights.

36:56  Promoting your brand on Twitter.
The Twitter Glossary for Newbies
https://support.twitter.com/articles/166337
EasyChirp Great Place for Twitter Newbies Using a Screen Reader to Start
http://www.easychirp.com
Twitterrific For IOS Our Favorite Twitter Client for the iPhone
http://twitterrific.com/ios

40:20  @accessible_info, Laura's Twitter account for accessibility advocacy, information and issues.
Follow Laura on Twitter at @accessible_info
https://twitter.com/accessible_info

44:40  Laura is also the co-founder of The Fashionability Channel Podcast.

55:22  Contact Information for Laura Legendary of Elegant Insights.
To keep up with Laura Legendary follow her on Twitter @accessible_info, and make sure to visit her website to see all the great jewelry at www.elegantinsightsjewlery.com and @ElegantInsights on Twitter, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Elegant.Insights/  and her blog is
http://accessibleinsights.info/blog/  and for all things Fashion check out
http://www.fashionabilitychannel.com

59:20  New 3D touch features coming to iOS 10.
Apple Announces 3D Touch Expanding Almost Everywhere
https://www.engadget.com/2016/06/13/apples-ios-10-is-all-about-expanded-3d-touch/

1:00:32  Siri integration with QuickType.
QuickType and Siri to Play Nicer Together
http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/06/15/inside-ios-10-upgraded-quicktype-wields-siri-intelligence-for-contextual-suggestions

1:05:55  New features and improvements coming to Apple Maps.
Maps to Get Smarter in IOS 10. Could They Really Get Dumber?
http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/06/13/maps-app-in-ios-10/

1:06:18  WWDC not too exciting for Brian & Ed.
Facial and Object Recognition Coming to IOS
http://9to5mac.com/2016/06/13/in-ios-10-photos-adds-map-view-automatic-face-recognition-and-object-recognition/
How Will Apple’s New Subscription Pricing Effect You?
http://www.macworld.com/article/3081472/ios/faq-how-apples-new-app-store-subscriptions-affect-you.html

1:08:02  New layout coming to News.
Apple News To Get Improved User Experience
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2015/07/15/apple-news-is-seriously-good-and-might-become-your-only-news-app/#gref

1:09:28  Apple to release Swift Playground.
Swift Playgrounds Preview from Apple
http://www.apple.com/swift/playgrounds/

1:11:00  New features for iMessage.
Apple Turbo Charges Messages in IOS 10
http://mashable.com/2016/06/13/ios-10-messages-app-update/#Wx.6j2sVZuqo

1:14:20  The Blind Man Cometh Show in Rochester, New York, featuring iAccessVO co-host, Brian Fischler.  
Upstate New Yorkers Come on out to see Brian and Nash performing in Rochester, NY on June 29, 2016.  Show presented by the Center for Disability Rights https://www.facebook.com/events/1542563962715451/

Please contact us with feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions at:
Our call in, answer only line: (732) 660-8641
Email: iAccessVO@gmail.com
     Follow us on Twitter: @iAccessVO
     Visit and Like us on Facebook.
 
 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Jun 4, 2016

00:47 Ed finally retires his iPhone 4s and discusses his new iPhone SE.

Eureka Ed Finally gets his iPhone SE! iPhone SE Tear Down
https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+SE+Teardown/60902

30 Apps that allow you to use fingerprint identification to buy things
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/131440-30-touch-id-apps-that-let-you-unlock-or-pay-for-stuff-with-a-fingerprint-scan

06:10 Brian visits the Apple store to fix what he thinks is a hardware issue with his iPhone 6s, only to find out that the problem was nothing more than a little lint in the charging port.

7 Reasons Why Your Phone May Not Be Charging Properly
http://www.technorms.com/45530/phone-not-charging-properly-tips-to-fix-issue

09:40 Gestures make navigating easier. Switching between "Today View" and "Notifications View" is quick and easy with a three finger swipe left to right, or right to left. Switching between Apps is easy with a four finger swipe left to right or right to left. No need to activate the App switcher with the home button.

19 Best Notification Widgets for your iPhone
http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/iosapps/best-notification-centre-widgets-iphone-ipad-ios-9-3588392/

VLC for IOS Ed’s Go To Video Player
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vlc-for-mobile/id650377962?mt=8

12:45 Vocal iQ and the rise of the digital home personal assistant.  Amazon, Google and Apple are all in when it comes to this new technology.

Apple and the Future of Vocal IQ
http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/30/vocaliq-siri-intelligent-assistants-war/

Could A Stand Alone Siri Device Be Coming To A Home Near You?
http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/24/apple-siri-hardware-device-echo-competitor/

Google Home is Coming but Will It Be accessible To the Blind?
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/18/11688376/google-home-speaker-announced-virtual-assistant-io-2016

Martin Scorsese Siri Ad. If Only Siri Really Worked That Good!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBk9B3aGtCc

What Would Steve Jobs Think of Apple Today?
http://www.cultofmac.com/307629/7-things-steve-jobs-hated-apple-today/

16:11 Rumors about the next generation iPhone abound as WWDC fast approaches. Will the new iPhone 7 Pro have 4 speakers? Dual lens camera, is it enough to excite you about the new iPhone 7?  Next year, 2017 will be the 10th year anniversary of the iPhone, expect a lot of changes and innovations next year.

Could the iPhone 7 have Four Speakers?
http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/22/iphone-7-case-leak-indicates-a-total-of-4-speaker-grilles-new-larger-rear-camera-and-flash-design/

Although Over A Year Away the Rumor Mill Already Has Expectations for the iPhone 8 in 2017
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/7155569/Apple-is-planning-a-big-surprise-for-the-tenth-anniversary-iPhoneand-heres-a-peek-of-what-to-expect.html

20:10 Should we make iAccessVO available in the Google Play store?  

22:30 John Panarese of Mac For The Blind.

22:40 Apple brings back the sidebar in their latest iTunes release.

The Side Bar Returns to iTunes, Well Not Exactly
http://www.macrumors.com/2016/05/06/itunes-12-4-update-redesign-sidebar/

Helpful Advice. If You Do not See Your Content After Updating iTunes.
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203225

Apple is Now Making House Calls to Fix iTunes Bugs
http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/17/two-apple-engineers-traveled-to-a-customers-house-to-troubleshoot-itunes-deletion-bug/

27:47 Listener Call in segment.  Call our answer line at (732) 660-8641. State your name, where you are from and then leave feedback, ask a question or share your latest iOS or Mac tip or trick.  Our call in question: "Is there a version of Capti Narrator or something similar for the Mac?"

How To Read BookShare Books On A Mac
https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/i-have-mac-computer-do-i-just-have-use-my-computers-built-text-speech-program-hear-text

Capti Narrator
https://www.captivoice.com/capti-site/

Lucidor E Book Reader
http://lucidor.org/lucidor/

33:27 Listener email segment. Owen, a high school student wants to know if he should go Mac or PC?  Brian, Ed and John discuss the many options and features of both and the ultimate solution, running Windows on your Mac with Bootcamp or Fusion.

43:35 Brian reviews his new Zagg speaker charging case for the iPhone. Ed discusses Unu battery cases for iPhone.

ZAGG Speaker Case For iPhone 6/6S
https://www.amazon.com/ZAGG-Speaker-Case-iPhone-Packaging/dp/B00Z1OPQOA

MOPHIE Juice Pack Battery Cases
http://www.mophie.com/shop/battery-cases

UNU Battery Cases
http://www.myunu.com

Ikea Wireless Charging
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/wireless_charging/

Please contact us with questions, ideas and suggestions at: iAccessVO@gmail.com
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iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
    Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
    Content Director: Brian Fischler
    Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
    Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
    Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher

© Copyright 2016 iAccessVO  All Rights Reserved

May 21, 2016

01:05 The Mac experience can be different for everyone. Brian addresses listener email.

03:30 You now have a voice on iAccessVO. New call in number for listener feedback, questions, suggestions and tips. Call our answer only line at (732) 660-8641, state your name, where you are from and in 1 minute or less, share your thoughts.

05:31 Apple now offers accessibility accessories for blind & visually impaired patrons.  Apple Stores Now Selling Braille Displays: http://www.apple.com/accessibility/ios/braille-display.html

08:05 Setting up quick commanders to toggle between dom mode and group mode when navigating safari, makes for an improved web surfing experience.

Navigating Safari in El Capitan Dom Mode and Group Mode:
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH22576?locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US

10:15 How's your weather app? Brian and Ed discuss their go to weather apps for iOS and Mac. Lots of options available, such as the native iOS weather App, Dark Sky, Siri, weather radio and Amazon Echo.

15:18 International man of mystery, Hansel, makes iAccessVO debut. You can fool some of the people, all of the time and all of the people some of the time, and Patrick Lafayette from time to time.  LOL

16:05 Using Air Drop and Apple's handoff feature for Mac and iOS.

  1. Use Air Drop To Share Content Between Your Apple Devices
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203106
  2. How To Enable Handoff Between Your IOS and Apple Computers:
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/04/18/how-to-enable-apples-handoff-feature-between-your-ios-devices-and-mac

18:30 The clock is ticking. Cable providers and, network television stations and top cable channels are fast approaching the December 31, 2016 deadline to provide accessible content and navigation for blind and visually impaired users.

Is Accessible TV Finally On Its Way?
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/is-accessible-tv-viewing-finally-on-its-way/
Accessible TV Is It Only for the United Kingdom?
http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw131008&Mode=Print
Comcast Accessible TV
http://www.xfinity.com/accessibility
Contact @FCC on Twitter and let them know you want your cable provider to meet the 12/31/16 deadline for accessible menus and cable boxes!

25:00 Interview with Michael McCulloch of iBug Today.  Helping the blind and visually impaired community with free services to teach and mentor those wishing to use and master the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac computers.

Weekly meetup call schedule:
Conference call number (712) 432-0111, Access code number 154497.
iBug Today Website:
http://www.ibugtoday.com/
iBug Today on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ibugtoday/
@iBugToday on Twitter
https://twitter.com/ibugtoday
Amazon Fire Tablet:
http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-7-Inch-Tablet-8GB/dp/B00TSUGXKE

50:15 Free entertainment content for your iOS device, Mac computer and PC.

Blind Mice Mart's Movie Vault
http://blindtreasurechest.blogspot.com/2010/03/blind-mice-marts-movie-vault-www.html
Free Audio Described Movies in MP3 Format: http://jeff.tdrealms.com/Described_Movies.htm
BlindyTV
http://blindy.tv/
The Listen Factor
http://www.thelistenfactor.com/

56:05 The Victor Reader Stream, great handheld tactile device for recording, and listening to streaming and downloaded content over wifi.

Please contact us with questions, ideas and suggestions at: iAccessVO@gmail.com
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iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
    Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
    Content Director: Brian Fischler
    Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
    Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
    Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher

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May 7, 2016

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Apr 23, 2016

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Apr 8, 2016

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Mar 18, 2016

01:50 Cinemark theaters offer described video services.  Find a Cinemark Theater near you.

06:50 Search for described movies in the iTunes store by selecting the search tab and typing AD in the search field.

08:48 Latest release of Capti Narrator fixes accessibility issues.  

09:54 Apple accessibility (877) 204-3930, now has 24 hour technical support.

12:30 Apple now offering technical support on Twitter, @applesupport.

13:20 Facebooks new reactions work well and are very accessible.

15:32 Facebook offering some audio description for posted pictures.

18:05 Accessible Fantasy Baseball, Brian likes and recommends Yahoo Fantasy. Email us and let us know what you use and like at iAccessVO@gmail.com.

22:56 Interview with accessibility author, Judy Dixon.

Get the Picture! Viewing the World with the iPhone Camera
Label It! Braille & Audio Strategies for Identifying Items at Home & Work
Out and About: Our Favorite Travel Apps

32:25 Anyone Can Play: Accessible Games for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

39:01 Judy discusses creation of the BARD Mobile App.  A long list of future features are being discussed for future updates.  

41:08 Best way to contact Judy Dixon, email judy@judydixon.net.

44:00 Using Bookmarks on the Mac.

49:31 Brian had a great trip to Florida, no access and accommodation issues for him and his guide dog, Nash.

51:35 Brian received a lot of support and responses on Facebook when he posted
about him and his guide dog being denied access to a NYC restaurant.

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Mar 4, 2016

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Feb 19, 2016

00:50 Malicious email shutting VoiceOver down by creating a buffer overload on iOS
devices and Mac computers. It is not a virus, but it does affect Apple TTS synthesizer.  Nuance voices such as Samantha seem to be immune to the buffer overload.

04:30 Clarification on free BookShare memberships. Currently, only available in New York State for NLS patrons who are blind and visually impaired and registered with the New York Public Library.

06:30 Writing an App Review using VoiceOver in the App Store appears to be broken.  Both Brian and Ed were unable to write reviews for Apps in the App Store.

09:25 Bian gives kudos to Facebook for accessibility. Loves the double-tap actions
and the rotor action settings. Trillion, Menu Tab and Current for Facebook on the Mac. Many low and no vision users access Facebook with the  www.m.facebook.com url on their computers.

17:30 iOS and Mac browsers.  We do have choices.  Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Firefox's sync feature for sharing bookmarks and passworded websites works well cross platform. Use master password to protect your information on shared computers.

21:34 Meet our guest Allison Hartley, co-host of the Tech Doctor podcast.

21:53 From Jailbreaker to Tech Doctor co-host. Allison talks about her entre into
podcasting.

24:40 Allison gives in to the iPhone in 2010 after participating in a workshop where she had access to an iPad.

29:00 VPN offers added security, especially when using public WiFi.  Allison prefers
TunnelBear VPN for iOS and PC. Ed uses proXPN VPN for his iOS devices and Windows computers.

32:10 Brian started using Launch Bar after listening to the Tech Doctor podcast. Great for newbies to the Mac.  

34:32 Allison is now running El Capitan. She is not noticing any major issues since the last few updates. Mail seems to work really well in El Capitan.

37:32 HP Stream, great inexpensive laptop. Very powerful and runs JAWS, ZoomText  and NVDA well.

39:53 Google self driving cars. The potential freedom to move about independently is incredible.  Uber is nice, but the concept of a self driving car will help level the playing field for blind and visually impaired. Allison looks forward to an Apple autonomous vehicle.

45:08  Macstock Conference & Expo, July 16 & 17, 2016 in Chicago.  Allison will be presenting Mac and iOS accessibility at this years conference.

47:55 VMware has outsourced their development.  Fusion will continue to be supported.

51:25 Listen to The Tech Doctor Podcast, and how to reach out to Allison on Twitter @applealli.

53:30 Brian ventures over to the Dark Side, but returns from the land of Droid at warp speed. The Droid experience made Brian appreciate iOS and the apple ecosystem so much more. Once a fanboy, always a fanboy.  

1:01:40 Capti Narrator did responnd to Brian's email and they are working to fix the accessibility issues with their App.

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Feb 4, 2016

00:43 Cam Find App has followers?

03:15 iOS 9.2.1 update. Double dot updates usually represent bug fixes and security updates.

05:35 Amazon App update breaks accessibility.  Kudos to Amazon for responding quickly to complaint posted on Twitter.

08:19 Even though there is no Amazon Apps for the AppleTV, if you are a prime subscriber, you can still stream music and video to your AppleTV by using Air Play.

09:05 Our listeners respond, and confirm that the movie, The Martian is sold and rented with described video in iTunes.

10:15 How to get described video on your iOS device. Go to Settings, General, Accessibility, Audio Descriptions, and double-tap with one finger to turn on Prefer Audio Descriptions.

11:42 There is a petition being circulated to get Hulu to offer described video.  Do a google search for the petition and sign it in support of this effort.

12:03 Bluetooth keyboards. MacAlly keyboard, Apple has new bluetooth keyboard, with on/off slider switch.  Nice layout and design, but can only pare to one device at a time, no hotkey switch over. AppleTV 4th generation now working with bluetooth keyboards. Logitech, K760 solar bluetooth keyboard, well built and sturdy.

15:58 Go to Twitter Apps, Twitterrific App is clean, accessible and easy to use. Also works well with 3D touch. Tweetings App is good when working with lists. New native Twitter App for Mac, very accessible.

19:30 Lets welcome Jonathan Mosen of Mosen Consulting from New Zealand, founder of ACB Radio.

25:10 eBook, Tweeting Blind by Jonathan Mosen.

28:22 Louie The Blind Christmas Elf, an audio production by Jonathan Mosen.

29:36 Mosen Consulting website designed with Word Press.  It is very accessible with VoiceOver on the Mac, and JAWS.

32:33 Braille input devices.  Jonathan Mosen was one of the designers of the Focus 40 Blue Refreshable Braille Display by Freedom Scientific. Focus 40 and 14 are very reliable and consistant when it comes to paring and staying pared with your devices.

33:45 Jonathan uses Braille screen input on his iPhone 6 S Plus. It is now his primary method of adding text to the iPhone. Jonathan loves the added screen real estate of the iPhone 6 S Plus, Bigger is better, will never go back to a smaller iPhone. Loves the optical image stabilization for KNFB Reader App.

37:48 The internet of things.

38:50 Jonathan Mosen discusses his concerns about Apple's rumored removal of the 3.5 mm audio input jack on the iPhone 7.

42:15 Sonos Speakers, very accessible multiple room speaker technology.

49:03 BookShare subscriptions now free for NLS patrons who are registered with the New York Public Library. Reading with Bard Mobile App, Capti Narrator App and Voice Dream Reader App.

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Jan 21, 2016

More Described Video, Please! Guest, John Panarese of Mac For The Blind, Blindness Resources and Social Media. (iAVO-008)

Comcast Offers Accessible Set Top Box Service, Users Interface Act, Mac DVD Ripper Pro.

2:50 Using Siri on your iPhone.

3:34 New App Redesign.  Troubled waters ahead, new redesign and layout usually taylored to sighted users, accessibility often a secon thought.  Recent updates to Grubhub App and OnTime LIRR, not so accessible and user friendly.

7:45 Movies. Described video on NetFlick is now working on new AppleTV 4th generation. What is the status of described Video? Network television providing some content. Comcast, accessible set top box.

10:55 Users Interface Act, will everyone be in compliance by the end of 2016?

13:05 Golden Globes best drama, "The Martian", with described video,  available in the iTunes store.  

14:35 MacX DVD Ripper Pro, an accessible DVD ripper program for Mac computers.

16:22 Lets welcome back our guest, Mr. John Panerese of Mac For The Blind.

18:35 Hooking up the AppleTV with a volunteer assistant from the Be My Eyes App.

25:25 John believes that Siri and dictation perform better on the Apple Watch then on the iPhone. He asserts that text to speech on the Apple Watch works a lot better.

33:20 Blindness Resources - Online Resources. Email lists, iPhone groups for the blind, Peel The Apple, MacVisionaries, the RP List, VI Forum. Facebook: iPhone and iPad Apps for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Some Twitter groups are a great global resourse for information about blindness.

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Jan 7, 2016

Smart Appliances with Accessible Apps, Interview with David Woodbridge of Vision Australia, 2016 Accessible Tech Wish List. (iAVO-007)

1:28   Apple iPhone 6c with 4" screen rumored to be released after 1st quarter
2016.

3:10 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker with Bluetooth, accessible with iOS app.  Ease of use and accessibility recently featured in Apple Vis podcast.

4:28   WeMo Smart WiFi Crock-Pot and 10 cup Smart WiFi Enabled Mr. Coffee Maker.  In addition to these great
items, there is also a Bluetooth enabled Smoker. After recording our show, we
came across the D-Link WiFi Enabled Smoke Detector.  

6:41 Interview with David Woodbridge of Vision Australia.

8:53 David discusses how he got envolved with Apple Accessibility.

13:20 Brian and David discuss Brian's transition from ZoomText to the Apple Mac.

14:17 David describes his work and duties as a blind technology professional at
Vision Australia.

17:53 David discusses what he would like to see from Apple Accessibility in 2016.

18:10 AppleTV 4th Generation: Bluetooth Keyboard support, Voice Recognition,
bring back Siri audio alert, Apple's Remote App, iTunes needs to offer more audio
described movies in the iTunes Store, along with ability to search for them.

21:31 Apple Watch: proper running of apps on watch, stand alone GPS for
watch, Time Buzz app,

22:58 Mac Computer: Word processing improvements for Pages, better PDF file
interface with VoiceOver.

24:40   iOS: more improvement with Siri, improved notifications with smarter
interface. remote support access for iOS and Mac computers for accessibility
teachers and trainers.

30:25  How to find and contact David Woodbridge of Vision Australia.
Twitter: @dwoodbridge
Talking Tech Blog: http://davidwoodbridge.blogspot.com.au
Podcast Search: iSee or David Woodbridge
Podcast Link: http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/feed

32:40   Brian and Ed discuss what they'd like to see in 2016 from Facebook
Accessibility.

33:50  Google App for iOS and how to use Siri to perform a Google Search on your iOS device.
 
37:03  Brian gives ESPN a "Lump of Coal" for 2015.  We just don't understand how and why they make no effort to produce accessible iOS apps.

39:25 Brian discusses using 3D touch with VoiceOver on his iPhone 6 S, Twitterrific App and IMDB App.

40:50 Brian and Ed discuss how Apple really needs to provide audio described
movies and shows in the iTunes Store.

42:57 Thank you to our listeners.

iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
    Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
    Content Director: Brian Fischler
    Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
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Dec 21, 2015

Accessible Entertainment: New Video Guide App by Yahoo, Gifting, Games, and interview with Marty Schultz of Blindfold Games. (iAVO-006)

(01:01)  iOS 9.2 seems to be running well.  A little glitchier than iOS 9.1 at times on the iPhone 4 S, but not bad.

(01:48)  New Video Guide App by Yahoo.  Very impressive, 100% accessible, great channel and service offerings.  Works well and layout is very intuitive. Thumbs up to Yahoo!

(04:08)  Accessible iOS games. Dice World games, Blindfold series of games, Theta Poker Pro, Blindfold Wildcard, Blindfold Bowling and Farkel.

(05:50)  Gifting. It's better to give than to receive. Gifting made easy with the App Store.  Your gift can help blind and visually impaired friends and family buy apps, music and games.

(06:55)  Oldies but Goodies.  More accessible iOS games.Rollit, Naval Combat, King of Dragon Past, BlindSide and  Audio Archery.

(07:45)  Playing accessible games on iOS devices help improve listening skills and gesture technique.

(08:15)  Blindfold games.  Blindfold Wildcard, Blindfold Bowling, Blindfold Air Hockey, Blindfold Vee Ball, Blindfold Solitaire, Blindfold Dominoes,

(09:25)  Interview with Marty Schultz, developer of Blindfold Games.

(10:23)  How Marty got started in accessible game development.

(14:25)  Of the 25+ blindfold games available on the App Store, blindfold Bowling is the most popular.

(14:59)  New Juggling Game in final development, soon to be released.

(24:24)  Marty explains his pricing models for the blindfold series of games.

(31:43)  Are you interested in becoming a beta tester for Blindfold games, if yes, you can contact Marty at marty@blindfoldgames.org

(34:36)  New Cortana App release for iOS devices. While competition is always good, Siri is still top dog on the iOS platform.

(36:26)  Finally!  Apple releases updated Remote App that works with the new Apple TV, 4th generation.

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