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Posted on Sunday 27 July 2014 by Chris Norman

For a while now, VoiceOver portable preferences has bugged me, because it's so outdated. Today I decided to tackle the problem once and for all.

Aims:
What I wanted was a way to take my preferences with me wherever I go. I have 2 macs, one at my house, and one at the place I volunteer, which sort of doubles as a demo machine. So I...

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Posted on Friday 25 July 2014 by mehgcap
Intro

The default Mail app on the Mac is easy enough to use once you set up your mail accounts. You up and down arrow through your messages, press delete to trash some, and… Wait, how do you read messages? Enter? VO-j? Use the preview? When writing a message, how do you choose contacts, or add multiple contacts to a field? Why is it so hard to...

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Posted on Friday 11 July 2014 by mehgcap
Intro

When you first get a Mac, and are learning VoiceOver, it can be hard to remember the myriad commands available. Some are pretty easy, like control-option-w to read the current word. Some are quite complex or seldom used, such as control-option-command-f5 to move the mouse pointer to where VoiceOver is focused. Then there are the core...

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Posted on Wednesday 9 July 2014 by mehgcap
So Many Macs!

When people think about switching to a Mac, the available options can seem overwhelming. Is a Mac Mini a laptop? Do you need a Macbook Air, or the extra power of the Pro? What's an iMac? Which Mac is best for VoiceOver users? Do they all have the same features? Will your new Mac have the ports you need? The choice is far more...

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Posted on Monday 23 June 2014 by Christopher Hallsworth

This guide has been written by myself so hope you like it.

Installing Mac OS X from a USB flash drive

This guide will show you how to create a bootable USB flash drive to install Mac OS X. Here are the prerequisites.
A USB flash drive that's at least 8 GB in size. The installer and other files take up at least this space....

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Posted on Wednesday 18 June 2014 by Chris Norman

This is an updated and refined version of this guide, now that I've learned a little more, and stopped being so confused.

So we all know about the keyboard commander, and how you can make it read the time when you press option + t, but I personally find that method really really slow. In addition, for me at least, the date doesn't even...

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Posted on Wednesday 14 May 2014 by David Woodbridge

This guide looks at the support given by Apple for their mobile and desktop devices in relation to the use of Braille. Topics covered include: what Apple products support the use of Braille, what Braille devices are supported, how to install and use Braille displays, similarities between the mobile and desktop systems, tips for getting the most...

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Posted on Tuesday 29 April 2014 by blinky321

Accessing Audio Described DVDs on a Mac Computer.
 
I was recently very excited to discover that I could play Audio described DVDs on my Apple computer. after inserting a DVD into my MacBook Pro and expecting my wife to have to help me turn on the audio description, I was shocked to find that I was actually able to do this...

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Posted on Saturday 26 April 2014 by t dog

Apple has rolled out the OS X beta program for all who wish to join. This is my personal experience and tips for others who might want to join. The first thing I did was back up my system. Although a partition was unlikely to affect my existing data, it is still a system modification with the chance of something going wrong. Next, I exported my...

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Posted on Friday 25 April 2014 by mehgcap
Intro

As many of you know, Apple recently opened up its OS X beta testing program to anyone. So long as you have an Apple ID and a Mac that can handle Mavericks, you can test upcoming OS X releases. Note that this is not for iOS testing - that is still limited to developers only.

Please remember that discussion of how to get...

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