#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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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

#18 – iOS Accessibility Features Everyone Can Enjoy

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.



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#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/


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