Posted on Tuesday 25 July 2017 by Nicholas
The information hit me hard, almost not understandable. What did that service rep just say? No internet for almost two weeks? Really? I had her repeat the installation date again. Yup, no internet for two weeks. Wow.
We were moving into our new apartment in a couple of days, but, my face scrunched up trying to swallow the concept, no internet for two weeks. I even tried Googling "no internet," but only found people having trouble connecting to their internet service, which 'did' still...
12 Comments : Last update or comment 2 years 2 months ago.
Posted on Wednesday 14 September 2016 by Morgan Watkins
In October of 1999, during a business trip to California, I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive private party on the retired luxury liner, the RMS Queen Mary. The former flagship of the White Star Line was reserved for this one very raucous bash. For me, parties usually involved two or three old friends and a single bottle of good wine. However, this was a fancy-pants event and because I am a plain old vanilla guy, I was now in way over my head.
My guide dog and I boarded the...
16 Comments : Last update or comment 2 years 1 week ago.
Posted on Monday 16 May 2016 by AppleVis
In addition to releasing software updates for iOS, OS X, watchOS and the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple has today released iTunes 12.4.
According to Apple’s release notes via 9to5Mac, this update brings a number of design and navigation tweaks:
- Now enjoy all of your music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and more in a simpler design.
43 Comments : Last update or comment 3 years 5 months ago.
Posted on Monday 2 May 2016 by Mike Taylor
Since owning my iPhone I have found a world of apps, information and services which I thought that I would never have access to. I am sure any one reading this who is familiar with the accessibility of iOS and Mac will know exactly what I mean, but if you are new to AppleVis or the accessibility of such devices, having a built-in screen reader which gives me access to anything including news, travel, cloud-storage, sat-nav services and audio books to name a few is simply life changing.
9 Comments : Last update or comment 3 years 4 months ago.
Posted on Sunday 27 March 2016 by Brian Giles
I’m a millennial. I love how the rapidly changing pace of technology allows us access to so much information. I usually have no qualms about jumping right in when a new, potentially revolutionary service comes out. For instance, I can’t wait to get my hands on an iPhone SE so I can try out Apple Pay, if only to say that I’ve tried it and to understand why Apple hyped it up when they announced it. However, as humans, we generally only like so much change. One change I’...
50 Comments : Last update or comment 3 years 7 months ago.
Posted on Tuesday 8 December 2015 by AppleVis
Apple has today released iOS 9.2, bringing with it some new features and improvements across the operating system.
For blind and low vision users, Apple has made significant progress towards addressing the accessibility-related bugs present in iOS 9.1.
As always at this point, it is worth noting that our testing of iOS 9.2 has been limited and that it is impossible for us to test all devices, apps, and use cases....
62 Comments : Last update or comment 3 years 10 months ago.
Posted on Wednesday 21 October 2015 by AppleVis
Apple has today released iOS 9.1, bringing with it some new features and improvements across the operating system.
For blind and low vision users, Apple has made some progress towards addressing the accessibility bugs still present in iOS 9.0.2.
At this point, it is worth noting that our testing of iOS 9.1 has been somewhat limited. While a majority of our editorial team has been using iOS 9.1 since September, it is...
57 Comments : Last update or comment 3 years 12 months ago.
Posted on Wednesday 16 September 2015 by AppleVis
Detailed in this post are possible accessibility-related bugs which members of the AppleVis Editorial Team have identified during their testing of iOS 9. If you have not already updated your device to iOS 9, we strongly recommend that you read through this post and any comments before doing so, as we believe that there are some new bugs in this release which might have a negative impact on the user experience for some blind and low vision users.
As always, we do need to stress at the...
182 Comments : Last update or comment 3 years 5 months ago.
Posted on Sunday 16 August 2015 by Michael Hansen
I have a love-hate relationship with Siri.
When I tell Siri to set my alarm just before I go to bed, I appreciate the convenience of being able to simply tell my phone something and it get done. I’m the type of person who might possibly sleep through my first alarm, so I set several as an extra precaution. When I wake up and am sure I’m out of bed, I tell Siri, “Turn off all of my alarms,” and go on with my day. The same goes for setting my monthly hair cut appointments; almost...
22 Comments : Last update or comment 4 years 2 months ago.