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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jonathan and Rachel discuss accessibility in the news. Topics covered include: New Accessibility Emoji; Apple holding a coding session for blind students; and Airbnb making its service more disability friendly.
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.