#28 – New Year’s Resolutions, 2020 Paralympic Games, and The Bird Box Challenge

Happy New Year to all you Access Ninjas! In this episode, Jonathan and Rachel discuss their New Year’s resolutions, the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games’ dedication to accessibility, and the Bird Box Challenge.



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Show Notes:

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg:

Getting Things Done:

Create Flow with Omnifocus:

Omnifocus for Mac:

Omnifocus for iOS:

Tokyo Paralympics aim to leave legacy of accessibility:

Bird Box Challenge:

17 year old Utah Teen crashed a pickup truck while she covered her eyes:

#24 – iOS 12 Update

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.



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Show Notes

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

#22 – Real Life Accessibility Drama at the Movies!

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.



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Show Notes:

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.


#20 – Access Ninja Duo is Back Together With Accessibility News

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.



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Show Notes:

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/

#19 – Accessibility News with Rachel Magario

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.



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Show Notes:

Appropriations Bill instructing DOJ to clarify web accessibility requirements: https://www.levelaccess.com/appropriations-bill-instruct-doj-clarify-web-accessibility-requirements/

Marrakesh Treaty Bill: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/03/blind-users-celebrate-marrakesh-treaty-implementation-bill-drops

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