#17 – Apple WWDC 2018

In this episode Jonathan and Rachel discuss the 2018 Apple World Wide Developer conference announcements from an accessibility angle. We learn about new features that impact accessibility in iOS 12, Mac OS, Sierra, and Apple Watch OS 5. They also discuss some of the accessibility oriented workshops Apple provided to developers.

 

 

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Show Notes

Apple WWDC Keynote Video: https://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2018/

iOS 12 Preview: https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-12-preview/

Mac OS Sierra Preview: https://www.apple.com/macos/mojave-preview/

Apple Watch OS 5 Preview: https://www.apple.com/watchos-preview/

Workflow App for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/workflow/id915249334?mt=8

Apple Accessibility Developer Sessions

Deliver an Exceptional Accessibility Experience: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2018/230/

VoiceOver: App Testing Beyond The Visuals: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2018/226

Accessible Drag and Drop: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2018/241/

AVSpeechSynthesizer: Making iOS Talk: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2018/236/

#16 – Microsoft Adaptive Controller and Apple Coding Classes For The Blind And Deaf Students

In this episode, Rachel and Jonathan discuss two announcements for Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller for the Xbox and Apple bringing their Everyone Can Code program to schools for the blind and deaf.

 

 

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Xbox adaptive Controller: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/accessories/controllers/xbox-adaptive-controller

Apple brings Everyone Can Code to schools serving blind and deaf students nationwide: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/05/apple-brings-everyone-can-code-to-schools-serving-blind-and-deaf-students/

https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/17/for-apple-this-years-global-accessibility-awareness-day-is-all-about-education/

Blind Gaming YouTuber, Illegally Sighted: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ZrgEzJQeZgEo5A2ERu0NA

Access Ninja Episode 015: Google Duplex and Holman Prize Update

In this episode, Jonathan and Rachel discuss the accessibility possibilities and ethical questions around the Google Duplex feature announced at Google I/O. Rachel gives an update on her submission to the Holman Prize.

 

 

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The Verge article on Google Duplex: https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/9/17334658/google-ai-phone-call-assistant-duplex-ethical-social-implications

Holman Prize: https://holman.lighthouse-sf.org

Rachel’s Holman Prize submission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EnUfT5MQBU

Access Ninja Episode 014: PDF Woes, Assistance Etiquette, and Website Updates

In this episode, Jonathan suggests trying a cold open which doesn’t go the way he expected. Rachel shares a story of PDF accessibility problems. And finally Jonathan and Rachel go on a rant about the right and wrong ways to offer assistance to people with disabilities.

 

 

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QRead: The Accessible eBook reader for the blind – https://q-continuum.net/qread/

Access Ninja Podcast Episode 011: The ADA Education and Reform Act

Special guest Tiffany Lee joins Jonathan and Rachel to discuss H.R.620 – ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 which recently passed the U.S. House. They discuss the legislation’s content, potential impact, and the chances of it moving towards a vote in the Senate.

 

 

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Find your senator by visiting: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Access Ninja Episode 009: Access Ninja Returns

The Access Ninja Podcast is back! Jonathan and Rachel return with a refreshed version of the Access Ninja Podcast, now recorded live. In this episode they discuss the podcast’s new format and accessibility at Walt Disney World Florida.

The Access Ninja Podcast is back! Jonathan and Rachel return with a refreshed version of the Access Ninja Podcast, now recorded live. In this episode they discuss the podcast’s new format and accessibility at Walt Disney World Florida.

Access Ninja Podcast #8: September 9, 2015 Apple Event and Accessibility

In this episode, Jonathan and Rachel discuss the Apple September 9 media event. Topics include what was new and how it might impact the accessibility of Apple’s platform.

For show notes and transcripts visit: www.access.ninja

In this episode, Jonathan and Rachel discuss the Apple September 9 media event. Topics include what was new and how it might impact the accessibility of Apple’s platform.

 

 

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