In this episode, Jonathan gives an extended Tech Tip on how to create two of your very own Siri commands using the new Shortcuts app for iOS.
In this episode, Jonathan and Rachel discuss updates to iOS for the iPhone and iPad. They also talk about National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Halloween, and more.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month: https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/index-2018.htm
Jonathan and his dog Connor’s videos without audio description: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPjCD5t9rvuabqth9O_o5zL-Kf5yOcPHI
Jonathan and his dog Connor’s videos with audio description: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPjCD5t9rvuYKxl0QgBfdkICS8Oggjq3C
In this very special episode, Jonathan and Rachel review the audio description track for the Disney movie Zootopia.
In this episode, Rachel and Jonathan share a new tech tip and talk about personal stories and legal rights around audio description at movie theaters.
TechTip: Fleksy and alternative keyboard for iOS and Android phones.
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
ADA Title III of the ADA Requiring Movie Theaters to Provide Closed Movie Captioning and Audio Description
Actiview: App for listening to movie audio descriptions live on your iPhone.
In this episode, Rachel shares a tech tip on how to collaborate using the Apple Notes app and Jonathan goes deep discussing how gestures work in the VoiceOver screen reader for iOS.
Jonathan and Rachel are back in the studio together. In this episode, we try out a new Quick Tech Tip section on using Siri to calculate tips. Jonathan gives up an update on some Android accessibility efforts through Morse Code support and a new Accessibility Menu coming to Android P. Rachel talks about an update to the Farrago soundboard app and discusses her experiences using the Microsoft SoundScape app.
Android P’s Accessibility Menu: https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/03/android-ps-accessibility-menu-replaces-gestures-hardware-buttons/
Google adds Morse Code feature to Gboard: https://www.blog.google/products/search/making-morse-code-available-more-people-gboard/
SoundScape app by Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/soundscape/
Farrago by Rogue Amoeba: https://rogueamoeba.com/farrago/
Rachel is solo in the studio this week. In this episode, Rachel discusses recent accessibility news including an appropriations bill, the passing of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Bill, and a report of a new USB Standard designed to make Braille Displays easier to setup and use.
Appropriations Bill instructing DOJ to clarify web accessibility requirements: https://www.levelaccess.com/appropriations-bill-instruct-doj-clarify-web-accessibility-requirements/
New USB Standard for Braille displays: https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-assistive-technology-braille-news/new-usb-standard-aims-make-it-easier-use-braille
Jonathan is solo in the studio this week. In this episode, Jonathan walks through various iOS accessibility features that can be helpful even if you don’t have a disability. Including how to use VoiceOver to save a broken iPhone, how to turn any text article into a spoken one, which accessibility feature can save a phone with broken buttons, and more.
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.
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
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/