AppleVis was founded in 2010 by David Goodwin with the goal of empowering blind and low vision users of Apple products such as the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The website provides a range of resources, including information on accessibility features, accessible apps, and workarounds, as well as fostering a community of support and sharing of knowledge.
Our community is diverse and inclusive, welcoming users from all around the world, and draws upon a wealth of individual knowledge and experience to help each other in getting the most from Apple hardware and software. With a active and supportive community, and a wealth of collective knowledge and experience, AppleVis is the go-to online resource for anyone looking to fully utilize their Apple products and stay up-to-date with the latest accessibility developments.
What We Offer
AppleVis offers a number of free resources to assist and empower blind and low vision users of Apple products and related applications:
Our iOS, macOS, Apple Watch, and Apple TV app directories provide a list of apps tested for accessibility by members of the AppleVis community.
The AppleVis forum is open to any and all Apple-related discussion.
The AppleVis Podcast features community-submitted app demonstrations, interviews with developers, and a monthly Apple news round-up.
More information on submitting a podcast for possible inclusion on the AppleVis Podcast.
The AppleVis Blog features both editorial content and news of interest to blind and low vision users of Apple products.
More information on the AppleVis Blog team.
The Guides section is a comprehensive collection of member contributed articles that provide helpful tips, tricks, and step-by-step instructions on how to use various Apple products and related items.
Hardware and Accessory Reviews
The Reviews section provides honest and informative member contributed reviews of various hardware and accessories that can be used with Apple products.
The most valuable contribution you can make to AppleVis is by sharing your unique knowledge and expertise on the forum, contributing to our app directories or submitting content to one of the other areas of the website. Your insights can help others in the community make the most of their Apple devices.
In addition to actively participating in our community, you can also help raise awareness about AppleVis. Whether you have a personal website, blog, or social media account, consider sharing a link to AppleVis and encouraging your followers to check us out. Even word-of-mouth recommendations can be powerful, so don't hesitate to tell others about our community.
Together, we can build a stronger, more supportive community of visually impaired Apple enthusiasts who share knowledge and expertise to improve the experiences of all users.
AppleVis is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who give their time and expertise to make this community possible. We don't receive any external funding or sponsorship, which means that we rely on the generosity of our community to keep the site running.
If you appreciate the resources and support that AppleVis provides, please consider making a one-time or regular micro-donation to help cover the costs of maintaining and developing the site. Every donation, no matter how small, makes a meaningful difference and helps us continue to improve the experience for our users.
We're grateful for the ongoing support of our community and are committed to providing valuable resources and support to all visually impaired users of Apple products. Thank you for considering a donation to AppleVis!
Information on the volunteers who help maintain this site and their role can be found here.
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