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iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility

An A11Y podcast for blind and visually impaired users of iOS devices, Mac & Windows PC's, screen readers, magnification software, OCR products and other adaptive technologies.
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Now displaying: January, 2016
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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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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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
    Music Provided by: Rishi "Drummerboy" Mack
    Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher

© Copyright 2016 iAccessVO  All Rights Reserved

 

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