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iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility

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Nov 26, 2015

iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility, hosted by Brian Fischler and Ed Plumacher.

iPad Pro Release, In The News - Accessible News Apps, VO Impact with Alvaro Gutierrez (iAVO-004)

01:10 - iPad Pro Release, new A9x chip brings lots of graphics and processing power to Apple's new iPad Pro.

04:30 - Apple TV 4th generation update and recap from previous episode.  Audio described movies are available on Netflix, but you have to call and speak to customer service to get that option activated.  

07:45 - ESPN Apps on 3rd gen and older Apple TV's are accessible with all buttons and functions labeled, not so on the new 4th gen Apple TV.  Before the latest release, it appears that Apple on full control over all Apps, not it is up to the individual App developers to properly label their Apps and support accessibility.  

11:10 - News Apps, how do you like to keep up with goings on?  

11:47 - NFB-Newsline Mobile App by National Federation of the Blind.  Great App for accessing newspapers and magazines from all over the United States.  Free App download and free registration.

12:37 - Main Stream News, CNN App and USA Today App's still not accessible.  

14:25 - News Apps that are accessible.
Apple's native News App

14:32 - Google News.  Use the App or access the website on Safari, use share feature and add it to your iOS device "Home Screen".  It looks and feels like and App, plus you now have the "Reader" button available for text only reading.  Its quick, easy and very accessible.

15:52 - Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine. Flipboard used to be a very popular and accessible App, not so much today.

16:48 - Local News Apps, many are very accessible.
Here in New York.
Fox5NY
NBC New York
CBS Local
Even if News Apps are not accessible, the news alerts can still be very handy and informative.
NYT Now
Blockfeed - The NYC News App
News Cues
Timeline - News In Context
BuzzFeed
Digg
Not all Apps are 100% accessible, but check them out to find what works for you.

20:00 - VO Impact with blindness advocate, Alvaro Gutierrez from Bogota, Columbia.  Alvaro has Retinitis Pigmentosa, Cataracts, and is being tested to determine if he has Ushers Syndrome.  He is an  iPhone VoiceOver "Power User", and the host of the LVB Podcast Show.

21:02 -NYPL Visible Lives - Oral History Project, Alvaro Gutierrez interview.

24:35 - Alvaro admits that initially, he was intimidated by his new iPhone 4s.

32:42 - WhatsApp Messenger, very accessible and great for international communication.

33:40 - Apple's native Camera App is very accessible and helpful for taking pictures and videos.

35:05 - Mastering the Rotor gestures and settings is key to using the iPhone.  Especially helpful when using multiple languages on your iOS device.

36:25 - Many GPS applications not available in Columbia, South America.  Google Maps is not available on the Columbian App Store. Sendero GPS Look Around, not available in Columbia.

39:05 - Alvaro upgraded from the 4s to the 6 plus.  Eventhough he can not read the screen, the larger screen with invert colors allows him to recognize print lines, buttons and icon shapes to navigate his iPhone a little faster and easier.  Zoom also helps him at times.  

43:23 - Alvaro is now learning to use his new MacBook Pro.

46:33 - Brian thanks all those who came out to support Laugh For Sight, it was a great time and fantastic event.

Please contact us with questions, ideas and suggestions at: iAccessVO@gmail.com
    Visit our website: www.AccessQuest.org
    Follow us on Twitter: @iAccessVO
    Visit and Like us on Facebook.

iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility is a production of AccessQuest, Inc.
    Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
    Content Director: Brian Fischler
    Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
    Music Provided by: Rishie Mack
    Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher

© Copyright 2015 iAccessVO  All Rights Reserved

Nov 10, 2015

iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility, hosted by Brian Fischler and Ed Plumacher.

Apple TV Review, OS X El Capitan Update, Podcasting and Accessible Podcast Apps (iAVO-003)

01:05  Running iOS 9.1 on iPhone 4s, 5 & 5c
Some issues are App Specific.

03:25  Amazon Fresh sets new pricing, annual fee of $299.00 to use service.  Brian is switching to Peapod.

04:30  Lets talk Apple TV

06:45  Surprise, Surprise, NetFlix does not offer video description on native tvOS App.
       
08:29  Hulu App not accessible with VoiceOver.

09:40  Setting up Described Video on your iPhone for NetFlix.

10:30  When will the iTunes Store offer described video as an option for video purchases.

12:40  BlueTooth Keyboards not an option for Apple TV 4th generation.

15:44  John Panarese of Mac For The Blind, joins Brian to discuss Apple's
newest operating system, OS X El Capitan, 10.11.1.

16:50  John recommends resetting VoiceOver preferences to eliminate some of the little nagging bugs and issues.

26:20  Updating to El Capitan is a personal choice, no need to rush. If it's not broken, don't fix it.

28:05  Podcasts: many options and players in the arena. Google, Spotify, Tune-In Radio, Stitcher, Spreaker Radio and iHeart Radio.

30:25  Apple's native Podcast App has accessibility issues with latest iOS 9.1 update.

31:50 DownCast App for managing and listening to your podcasts. Very
accessible, and developer is committed to accessibility and communicating
with the blind community. Shake to skip, great feature.

34:30 OverCast App. Once a premium App, OverCast is now a free App.  Great features, very accessible, intuitive and easy to use.

39:00  Laugh For Sight Fundraiser

Please contact us with questions, ideas and suggestions at: iAccessVO@gmail.com
    Visit our website: www.AccessQuest.org
    Follow us on Twitter: @iAccessVO
    Visit and Like us on Facebook.

iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility is a production of AccessQuest, Inc.
 
   Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
    Content Director: Brian Fischler
    Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
    Music Provided by: Rishie Mack
    Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher

© Copyright 2015 iAccessVO  All Rights Reserved 

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