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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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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
    Visit our website: www.AccessQuest.org
    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

May 7, 2016

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.
    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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