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Posted on Friday 4 July 2014 by AppleVis

Update, 7/5/2014, 4:02 PM CDT: Members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) have just passed Resolution 2014-12 at their annual national convention. The resolution calls upon Apple to work with the NFB to develop standards and policies to ensure the accessibility of all iOS apps. The full text of the resolution, as well as our original blog post, is below.

Earlier this week, a resolution was proposed at the National Federation of the Blind...

113 Comments : Last update or comment 1 month 3 weeks ago.
Posted on Thursday 19 June 2014 by Michael Hansen

In June 2009, Apple changed the accessible smartphone market forever with the announcement of the VoiceOver screen reader on the iPhone 3GS. The device was officially released to the public on Friday, June 19, 2009; five years later, I thought it would be fun to take a look at my own early experiences with the iPhone, reflect on how much VoiceOver has changed (hint: more than I realized), and offer some thoughts on—and hopes for—the future.

For those new to how VoiceOver works,...

17 Comments : Last update or comment 5 years 8 months ago.
Posted on Monday 2 June 2014 by mehgcap


This blog will cover all the cool new stuff Apple just announced during the Keynote presentation of the 2014 WWDC. I will avoid statistics and other "filler" information, and stick only to the things that, I feel, will be of interest and/or benefit to the AppleVis community of iOS and OS X users. If you missed the action and want to see things as they came in, check out our...

13 Comments : Last update or comment 5 years 9 months ago.
Posted on Thursday 14 November 2013 by blindgator
To Mac or Not To Mac? That is the question for many of us visually impaired computer users.
Having been a long time member of the AppleVis community and a long time commentor, I was very excited when the AppleVis Editorial Team was looking to bring on some new members. Being someone who lost his last remaining vision in 2009, and never having used a screen reader, but in desperate need of one, I was at a cross road....
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Posted on Thursday 31 October 2013 by AppleVis
Papa Sangre II has just arrived in the iTunes App Store. This much anticipated follow-up to the Papa Sangre game from 2010 is the third audio only game release from Somethin’ Else. If this latest adventure follows in the footsteps of the two previous games, it is certain to be a hit with blind iOS gamers.
Papa Sangre II is a horror game that takes as its starting point a macabre concept: your own death. The player...
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Posted on Thursday 23 May 2013 by Amir

If the title of the article sounds flatulent -- something like a slogan borrowed from the Madison Avenue, I encourage you to take a look at Voice Dream Reader on the App Store -- its AppleVis entry is also here. In short, many ebook readers come and go, many apps of that sort are born and quickly...

26 Comments : Last update or comment 6 years 4 months ago.
Posted on Friday 1 March 2013 by David Goodwin

The number of iOS games which are playable by VoiceOver users seems to grow daily, with developers either releasing new titles that are accessible out of the box (such as The Inquisitor Audiogame Adventure and Clever Clues) or joining the VoiceOver party by making existing games accessible.

No matter...

62 Comments : Last update or comment 3 years 11 months ago.
Posted on Friday 15 February 2013 by AnonyMouse

An incredible bit of news just hit the wire today--so huge that we wanted to let you know about it ASAP.


The incredible folks that created the biggest innovation to come to touch-typing for the visually impaired community--Fleksy - Happy Typing--released a statement today announcing that the app is now FREE.


Not only has the incredible team at Fleksy...

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Posted on Thursday 15 March 2012 by AppleVis

It's been a few weeks since LookTel Recognizer was released, and in that time we've heard of some very positive, creative and downright bizarre ways that the app can be used.

In addition to making it easier to identify objects around the home, Recognizer has been put to good use in such places as shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, camp sites and people's work...

1 Comments : Last update or comment 8 years 4 weeks ago.
Posted on Thursday 17 November 2011 by David Goodwin

If you are a Navigon user, I would encourage you not to update to version 2.0 just yet.

I've updated to this new version and am experiencing major problems.

The update installed fine. I was then required to select which map areas I wanted to download. The download took quite some time, and at various stages VoiceOver became unresponsive.

However, it did eventually complete, and I was presented with a button to start the app. On doing so, things immediately went from bad...

35 Comments : Last update or comment 3 years 8 months ago.