AppleVis Unlimited: What's New and Noteworthy for June 2019

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Welcome to the June 2019 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series which aims to highlight what's new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you'll find a selection of the best content posted to AppleVis by members of the community - from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.

New and Noteworthy App Entries

Backgammon with Buddies (iOS, US$2.99)

Backgammon with Buddies lets you play backgammon with your friends whether they’re nearby or far away.

You can open the app and play on your phone or tablet, just as you would with a board. It’s also possible to play with your friends through the Messages app, by sending the board back and forth after every turn. If you don’t know the rules, the app also contains a small guide to help you get started.

Backgammon with Buddies also supports a wide range of accessibility features, such as Dynamic Type, reduced transparency, VoiceOver and custom rotors. This means that you can play Backgammon with all your buddies, not just those who can see or touch the board.

Features

  • Beautifully designed board with rich wood textures and felt lining
  • An integrated Messages app experience to play with far away friends
  • Highly accessible with VoiceOver and Dynamic Type
  • A lightweight app that respects your privacy

Read Backgammon with Buddies' AppleVis App Directory entry for more information 

Visit Backgammon with Buddies' App Store page 

Sundial - Solar & Lunar Times (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)

Sundial displays the sun and moon's rise/set cycle in a handy 24-hour ring. You can create iOS notifications for common events, including sunrise, solar noon, sunset, moonrise, lunar noon, lunar midnight, and moonset. Notification of full moon, new moon, first quarter moon, and last quarter moon is also supported. You can also create alerts for astronomical, nautical, and civil twilight start and end, including dawn and dusk.

Sundial is great for runners, hikers, campers, walkers, boaters, sailors, pilots, gardeners, farmers, photographers, film/tv production crew, astronomers, and travelers of all kinds. Parents, want a reminder that twilight is over and you need to get the kids inside? This is for you. Like to take your dog on a walk 30 minutes for sunset? Sundial has you covered.

Current Version: 4.3 (June 25, 2019)

Read Sundial - Solar & Lunar Times' AppleVis App Directory entry for more information 

Visit Sundial - Solar & Lunar Times' App Store page 

The Piano (iOS, Free)

Start playing The Piano: the ultimate asset when practicing for a rehearsal, performance or just for fun!

Always have a keyboard with you!

The Piano is used by music teachers, singers, songwriters, and beginners!

Enjoy the great and realistic sounds of The Piano!

The go-to app to express your musicality and creativity.

Get access today to the recording feature! Record your music, and play it back whenever you like! Play along to your own recordings for the ultimate music experience!

Current Version: 1.2.10 (February 20, 2019)

Read The Piano's AppleVis App Directory entry for more information 

Visit The Piano's App Store page 

Tonality - Music Reference (iOS, US$0.99)

The ultimate music theory reference tool for musicians of all skill levels. Tonality allows you to view and listen to a large database of piano chords and scales and features a chord-recognition tool that can identify chords you play on your instrument.

CHORDS:

  • Over 1,000 chords and the ability to create custom chords
  • Search for chords by root, quality, extension, or any combination of these
  • Reverse search for chords containing certain notes
  • Sort chords by key, number of pitches, key span, and more
  • View different inversions and omittable notes
  • View chord scale degrees and note names
  • View a table of related scales
  • View chords on a piano and in the staff (treble or bass clef)
  • Chord identification - record a chord through your device's microphone and Tonality will transcribe and identify it

SCALES:

  • Commonly used scales and fingerings and ability to create custom scales
  • Search for scales by root and name
  • Reverse search for scales containing certain notes
  • Sort scales alphabetically, by key, by number of pitches, and more
  • View scale degrees and note names
  • View ascending and descending versions
  • View scales on a piano and in the staff (treble or bass clef)
  • Add custom fingerings

CIRCLE OF FIFTHS:

  • Interactive circle of fifths: view key signatures and scales for major and minor keys
  • Jump to relative or parallel keys

CUSTOMIZATION:

In addition to adding your own custom chords, scales, and fingerings, you can:

  • Change the color scheme
  • Choose the playback instrument (piano, electric piano, organ, strings, or guitar)
  • Choose whether to show all keys (including theoretical ones) or only commonly used keys

Current Version: 2.3 (June 28, 2019)

Read Tonality - Music Reference's AppleVis App Directory entry for more information 

Visit Tonality - Music Reference's App Store page 

Trace See (iOS, Free)

This App is based on the concept that people with visual impairment can 'see color by sound'. By touching the picture screen with your finger, you can recognize the shape, the shade, the color of what is being photographed, in this order, by voice and sound.

When you want to know the sight in front of you, take a picture. In addition, you can select a picture from your album and use it. If the picture is decided, turn off the Voice Over.

It represents eight colors of Red, Yellow red, Yellow, Yellow green, Green, Blue green, Blue and Purple with the organ "CDEFGABC" scale.

Brown and Beige are represented by the low sound "C" or "B" of piano.

It also expresses the light and shade with the sound of percussion instruments.

It is the App that people who can not see the picture feel the shape and color with sound. By the side, you can enjoy the photograph more directly if the visible person explains the photograph.

Current Version: 1.5 (May 31, 2019)

Read Trace See's AppleVis App Directory entry for more information 

Visit Trace See's App Store page 

Trace See Plus (iOS, US$0.99)

Use App when people with visual impairment want to know what is in a picture. The application selects the closest thing from the 1000 categories of the learning model and answers in English the probability of the correct answer as to what the image is. Also, detect the person's face and answer the number of people. Since all processing is completed inside the device you use, you can use it with confidence without forwarding information such as photos to the outside.

After recognizing the image, by touching the screen with your finger, examine the color and shape of what is being seen with voice and sound.

Current Version: 1.20 (May 30, 2019)

Read Trace See Plus' AppleVis App Directory entry for more information 

Visit Trace See Plus' App Store page 

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Notable App Updates

Microsoft Soundscape (iOS, Free)

Microsoft Soundscape uses 3D audio technology to enhance your awareness of what is around you, and thereby help you get around and explore your surroundings.

Soundscape will place audio cues and labels in 3D space such that they sound like they are coming from the direction of the points of interest, parks, roads and other features in your surroundings.

You will need a pair of stereo headsets that you feel comfortable wearing outdoors. For example, bone conduction headsets, Apple AirPods and in-ear open headphones have proven to work well.

Soundscape is designed to live in the background and provide you with effortless ambient awareness. Therefore, feel free to use it in conjunction with other apps such as podcasts, audio books, email and even GPS navigation.

Key features:

  • As you walk, Soundscape will automatically call out the key points of interest, roads and intersections that you pass. These can be adjusted and turned on and off.
  • An audio beacon can be placed on a point of interest, and you will hear it as you move around. You can place an audio beacon on a point of interest that you would like to track such as your destination, a point to return to or a landmark you are familiar with.
  • “My Location” describes your current location and the direction you are facing.
  • "Nearby Markers" describes nearby places you have marked.
  • “Around Me” describes nearby points of interest in each of the four cardinal directions, helping with orientation. Try this out when getting off a bus or leaving a train station.
  • “Ahead of Me” describes points of interest in front of you, for example when walking down the street.
  • The expandable Callout History section lets you review callouts you have heard, repeat callouts, hear more information about them, and more.

Current Version: 1.13.0 (June 19, 2019)

Changes in Version 1.13.0

In this release, we venture into new territory in more ways than one! Not only is Soundscape now available in Canada, it will also be available to download in Canadian-French. This is our first multi-language version and we're very excited about making this available and getting feedback from you.

Read Microsoft Soundscape's AppleVis App Directory entry for more information 

Visit Microsoft Soundscape's App Store page 

Tank Battle Endless Gunner (iOS, US$1.99)

Blow up or ram your way through wave after wave of enemies.

Keep enough of fuel,armour and weapons to keep fighting on.

Be careful to not waste the resources as this will cost you precious stars.

Upgrade and replenish your tank in the shop with the stars you earn from completing the current wave.

Features:

  • Random levels long re-play ability.
  • Rich sound effects.
  • Intuitive game play.
  • Easy to pick up and hard to put down.
  • Fully compatible and designed to be used with VoiceOver.

Current Version: 1.2.1 (June 7, 2019)

Changes in Version 1.2.1
  • Added difficulty level to game.
  • Added ability to share highest wave by tapping highest wave control.
  • Added Eco Boost when no resources wasted.
  • When no crates left the control disappears.
  • When ramming enemies you now take some damage.
  • Added Shop visual indicators
  • Added all games to options.
  • added description for turn navigation control for cycling through targets.
  • Bugs and Fixes

Read Tank Battle Endless Gunner's AppleVis App Directory entry for more information 

Visit Tank Battle Endless Gunner's App Store page 

Twitterrific: Tweet Your Way (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)

Twitterrific is the award-winning, elegant Twitter client that’s easy to understand and a delight to use. Tweeting has never been simpler or so much fun!

Browse Twitter free from the clutter of promoted tweets. Easily search for the perfect GIF or meme when composing tweets. Use Muffles to hide tweets containing words, phrases, people and hashtags from the timeline that you don't want to see. Customize fonts, appearances, image thumbnails and more via the theme panel. Quickly respond to tweets, change accounts or view conversation threads with a minimum of effort using gestures. Rich media support means GIFs and videos play right in the timeline.

Robust VoiceOver support means Twitterrific is fully accessible. Extensive keyboard shortcuts make Twitterrific a breeze to use with an external keyboard.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Browse Twitter free from the clutter of promoted tweets and second-guessing algorithms
  • Chronological timelines that present ALL tweets in the order you expect
  • Syncs your reading position automatically across iPhone & iPad using iCloud
  • Add image descriptions to attached media to make your tweets more accessible
  • Effortlessly delete and edit your tweets to quickly fix typos or mistakes
  • Quickly search GIPHY for that perfect, hilarious GIF or funny meme
  • Muffles - Hide unwanted words, phrases, hashtags, users & more
  • Center Stage - Media-centric timeline that puts images front & center
  • Theming - Customize themes, fonts, home screen icons, text sizes & more
  • Automatically switch to Twitterrific's dark theme at night
  • Universal app for iPhone & iPad with portrait & landscape support for both
  • Intuitive gestures makes browsing and tweeting more fun than ever
  • Best-in-class VoiceOver support for award-winning accessibility
  • Multi-image support and autoplaying of GIF's & videos right in the timeline
  • List management support
  • 3D Touch support
  • External keyboard support

Current Version: 6.0.2 (June 22, 2019)

Changes in Version 6.0

We've packed a ton of great new stuff into Twitterrific including GIPHY integration, displaying full, auto-playing media right in the timeline, new icons & themes, an improved attachment preview and so much more!

NEW FEATURES

  • Video and GIFs silently autoplay directly in your timelines & message threads!
    • Videos with an audio track show a speaker icon to avoid any loud surprises
    • Autoplaying of videos and GIFs can be disabled in Settings
  • View full images right in your timeline!
    • Tweets or direct messages with an image attachment will display the thumbnail at the photo's native aspect ratio
    • Tweets with two or more images use adjusted aspect ratios and face-detection to avoid taking up as much space
  • GIPHY Integration!
    • Tap the GIF button when composing a tweet or direct message to find just the right snarky animation
    • Refine your search with the built-in Reactions, Memes, or Swear Trek filters
  • Support for Twitter's new quoted tweets with media:
    • When quoting another tweet, you can attach photos, a video, or an animated GIF
    • The timeline displays both the media you attached and your quoted tweet
  • View media and add descriptions using the new attachment preview
    • Tap the small thumbnail of attached media to get a better, bigger look
    • Easily add accessibility descriptions to all images, videos & GIFs
    • Swipe between multiple photos to quickly add descriptions to each one
  • More customization goodies!
    • Three new playful app icons: Crow, Dove, Neon
    • Five new colorful themes: Dove, Akikiki , Puffin, Falcon, Parakeet
    • 12 fun new "Olliemoji" stickers added to the bundled iMessage sticker pack
    • A new font: San Francisco Compact Rounded ('SF Rounded')
    • A new Presentation setting to show tweet author's full name, username or both
    • A new High Contrast Text presentation option
    • Two smaller line spacing steps for tighter text
  • Help fund continued development of Twitterrific:
    • No features are locked or restricted - try everything without paying anything
    • Eliminate banner ads and subscription reminders by signing up for a monthly or yearly subscription
    • Don't enjoy subscriptions? Purchase the one-time "Forever" option instead
    • Twitterrific 5 customers get full benefits for up to 6 months from their last purchase date
    • More: https://support.iconfactory.com/kb/twitterrific/twitterrific-6-purchase-policy

Plus lots more improvements and fixes: Full list here: https://twitterrific.com/ios/whats_new_6

Read Twitterrific: Tweet Your Way's AppleVis App Directory entry for more information 

Visit Twitterrific: Tweet Your Way's App Store page 

Voice: OCR Document Reader (iOS, US$4.99)

Take a picture of anything that has words on it, and Voice will read it to you! Updated with top notch technology, Voice will let you listen to all your books/words/documents/magazines in a matter of seconds.

Voice is simple. Hold it in front of a document. If it sees the page, it will tell you "4 corners detected". When you're ready, just say the word "Capture". Voice will automatically snap a picture. Then say "read," and Voice will read the words aloud to you.

People with visual impairment or dyslexia can easily snap a photo of anything and have it read in a matter of seconds. Whether it is a menu at a restaurant, a medicine label, and expiration date on a milk carton, or even an information board at a museum.

Foreign exchange students can read and listen to an english book at the same time using this app. Thus, listening to pronunciation and following along, word-by-word.

Key Features:

  • New and improved OCR quality! Be amazed with how accurate the app will read your documents. You no longer need to worry about low lighting and bad focus, Voice corrects it automatically and gives you near-perfect readings every time.
  • Voice control. Now you can take a picture by simply saying "Capture" or "Take picture". Voice will literally snap a photo at your command. Then simply say the word "Read" and Voice will start reading it to you. Right now there are only 2 Voice commands but I will be adding more in future updates.
  • Book mode – reads multiple pages one after another. Just simply keep taking photos. Then when you say "Read," Voice will be able to read them all to you one by one.
  • Multiple languages – Can read and detect documents in over 30 different languages!
  • Field of view report – Just point it at a document. Voice will automatically tell you when all 4 corners of the document are visible
  • Fully compatible with VoiceOver and made specifically with accessibility in mind.
  • Vertical and horizontal column detection and smart column-based reading- ex: newspapers
  • Better OCR quality and technology than most other expensive paid service
  • Adjustable speaking rate. Just customize it to your liking in the app Settings.

Current Version: 4.1 (June 19, 2019)

Changes in Version 4.0

Voice was completely remade from the ground up, with the best and latest technology. The OCR quality is spectacular, even on completely distorted and badly focused photos. New voice control features introduced. You can simply say the words "Take Picture" and Voice will take pictures for you. Can give extremely accurate field of view reports when it detects a document in front of you. It works in over 30 major languages and gives you the most powerful OCR reading tools right in your pocket.

But don't take my word for it, give Voice a download and see for yourself!

Read Voice: OCR Document Reader's AppleVis App Directory entry for more information 

Visit Voice: OCR Document Reader's App Store page 

Weather Gods (iOS, US$3.99)

Meet the Gods: Fire, Ice, Water, Air & Moon delivering you the Weather as you have never experienced it before. Weather Gods redefines the weather app with painstakingly crafted data visualizations, procedural graphics and audio that enable you to literally see, hear and feel the weather. With no more weather icons to decode, the Weather Gods is simply the quickest, most engaging, most enjoyable way to get the accurate weather information you need.

The Weather Gods skillfully integrates premium weather data into an elegant, iOS Exclusive, easy-to-use interface that will delight casual users and weather enthusiasts alike.

With a wealth of rich weather data from the world’s most respected providers, the Weather Gods provide detailed site-based forecasts for over a million locations worldwide. Our advanced, next-generation notifications are easy to setup and bring you exactly the information you want right when you need it.

With 24 hour charts, observed weather, built in moon phase, widget, world clock and much, much more, the Weather Gods is a powerful personal time machine that lets you travel the world and visit the future. Please come join us on this exciting journey as we begin our mission to bring you the finest, most practical, most enjoyable weather app experience ever. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

Current Version: 2.1 (June 10, 2019)

Changes in Version 2.1

We now support the Siri Watch Face with cards for:

  • Daily Weather Highlights
  • Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Overnight Weather Highlights
  • Hourly cards for Rain, Snow and UV
  • Sunrise and Sunset
  • Moon Rise and Moon Set

Don’t forget to add Weather Gods as a Siri Watch Face data source

  • Customisation of the Voiceover Smart Complication
    • You can now pick which data points to include.
  • Polish localisation
  • Severe Weather Alerts for Poland
  • Severe Weather Alerts for Ireland
  • County Weather Alerts for the USA

What’s Changed?

  • The Voiceover Watch Complication now has a dedicated section in the Watch App settings.
  • We have tweaked and improved the Voiceover labelling in various places.
  • We added the Notification and Severe Weather Alerts sounds to the Weather Sounds section in Settings.
  • The urgency and certainty of the Severe Weather Alert has been added to the alert details page.

What’s Fixed?

  • Siri Shortcuts should now be working - apologise for the problems.

Read Weather Gods' AppleVis App Directory entry for more information 

Visit Weather Gods' App Store page 

Recent News and Views

The AppleVis Community Inducts Voice Dream Scanner and Microsoft Soundscape into its iOS App Hall of Fame

By AppleVis | June 30, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 inductees into the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame, as chosen by the AppleVis community, are Voice Dream Scanner and Microsoft Soundscape.

First opened in 2011, the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame is one of the ways in which the AppleVis community seeks to recognize developers who prioritize accessibility and take it to the next level. Apps in the Hall of Fame can be liberating; empowering; life-changing; provide access to information that sighted users take for granted; or, in some cases, they can just be good fun.

In short, the iOS App Hall of Fame represents the best of the best in accessible iOS applications, as decided by the AppleVis community.

Voting for the 2019 iOS App Hall of Fame induction was held from Tuesday, June 25 to Saturday, June 29, 2019 with twelve apps shortlisted. Each shortlisted app demonstrates what's possible when developers commit to ensuring that all users have the opportunity to access the full potential of their apps, and it was no surprise that all of the shortlisted apps gained significant support from the AppleVis community.

The two apps which ultimately received the most number of votes - and which will be inducted into the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame - are Voice Dream Scanner and Microsoft Soundscape.

Read More: “The AppleVis Community Inducts Voice Dream Scanner and Microsoft Soundscape into its iOS App Hall of Fame”

Is Your Phone Even On? Bridging the Gap Between Blind and Sighted

By Lysette Chaproniere | June 19, 2019

I flick around the screen, double-tapping when I want to select something. As I do so, VoiceOver's speech comes through my Aftershokz headset, which I wear most of the time. That makes me a cyborg, or so I'm told. Nothing is showing on my screen. "Is your phone on?" One of the students on my course at university once asked me, as I called a taxi. "The screen is black." Or as one train manager once remarked, as I was searching for my E-ticket to show him, "That phone doesn't look very awake." Of course, I turned my screen on, so he could see it, once I had my ticket displayed in the app.

It's a strange thing, the iPhone. On the one hand, there's nothing different about the iPhones blind people use. People are often surprised to hear that VoiceOver and other accessibility tools are on every handset. It has given me access to more mainstream services than I had previously. I buy books from stores that don't cater specifically to blind people, and I require no special equipment to read them. Even apps for the blind such as Seeing AI run on the same hardware every iPhone user has.

And yet, the way we use our iPhones is completely different to the way a sighted person would use them. We double-tap where the rest of the world taps once. We flick around the screen, and perform common actions by using a strange thing called the rotor. And as we use our specialist gestures, possibly with nothing showing on the screen, VoiceOver reports back to us. What VoiceOver reads to us isn't necessarily the same as what would normally appear on screen. VoiceOver says "Share button" or "settings button" but the words "share" and "settings" don't appear on screen. Instead, those buttons are represented by icons, and VoiceOver doesn't tell us what those icons are.

All of this can make it rather difficult to communicate about our technology. What if you want to help a sighted friend with their iPhone? You might be an expert VoiceOver user, but if you don't know how the buttons are represented visually, you're going to find it difficult to explain what to do. "Tap the menu button." "What menu button?" And what if you're a sighted person wanting to help a blind friend? You won't be able to tell, from what's displayed on the screen, what VoiceOver calls each icon.

Read More: Is Your Phone Even On? Bridging the Gap Between Blind and Sighted

Apple Previews Accessibility Enhancements Coming with macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and iOS 13

By AppleVis | June 4, 2019

Apple has shared details on new and changed accessibility features coming to macOS Catalina, iOS 13, and iPadOS this Fall.

Voice Control

During its keynote presentation Apple showcased a new Voice Control accessibility feature that allows users to fully control Mac, iPadOS, and iOS devices entirely with your voice.

Voice Control will reportedly improve on the existing Enhanced Dictation feature by using the Siri speech recognition engine, so you get the latest advances in machine learning for audio-to-text transcription.

Although Apple included a very impressive demonstration of Voice Control during the keynote, the additional information now made available offers a more complete preview of the feature's capabilities and limitations:

Add custom words: Whether you’re writing a biology report, filling out a legal document, or emailing about a favorite topic, you can add custom words to ensure that Voice Control recognizes the words you commonly use.

Rich text editing: Thanks to rich text editing commands, you don’t have to rehearse before you speak. Making corrections is quick and easy. You can replace phrases by name. Try saying “Replace I’m almost there with I just arrived.” Fine-grained selection also makes it simple to select text. Try saying “Move up two lines. Select previous word. Capitalize that.”

Word and emoji suggestions: If you need to correct a word, there’s a new interface just for that. Simply ask to correct a word, and you’ll be presented with a list of suggested replacements.

Seamless transitions from dictation to commands: Voice Control understands contextual cues, so you can seamlessly transition between text dictation and commands. For example, say “Happy Birthday. Tap send.” in Messages, and Voice Control sends “Happy Birthday” — just as you intended. You can also say “delete that”, and Voice Controls knows to delete what you just typed.

Comprehensive app navigation: You can rely entirely on your voice to navigate an app. Comprehensive navigation is provided by navigation commands, names of accessibility labels, numbers, and grids.

On iOS devices and iPadOS, Voice Control will allow you to use your voice to perform gestures, such as tap, swipe, pinch, zoom, press the Home button, and more.

Read More: “Apple Previews Accessibility Enhancements Coming with macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and iOS 13”

Summary of Announcements from WWDC 2019 Keynote

By AppleVis | June 3, 2019

Apple today kicked off its annual Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) with the traditional keynote presentation.

WWDC is when the world gets a preview of the software coming out of Cupertino in the Fall. We traditionally see the next iterations of Apple's operating systems for all of its main platforms and maybe a new service or cloud-based offering. This year was no exception: iOS 13, macOS Catalina, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 were all showcased on stage.

Amongst the highlights were a new accessibility feature that lets you control iOS and macOS with your voice; a system-wide dark mode for iOS; the iPad getting its own version of iOS; Apple making it easier for developers to transition existing iPad apps to the Mac; and Taptic chimes coming to Apple Watch.

Below we bring you a summary of today's announcements.

tvOS 13

Apple kicked off proceedings with a preview of “For All Mankind”, one of its upcoming TV shows. It's a sci-fi show that explores what would have happened had the space race never ended.

This led in to a very brief look at tvOS 13, which brings multi-user support to Apple TV. This will allow everyone in the home to have their own Up Next list and personalized recommendations and music listening thanks to the addition of profiles.

Read More: “Summary of Announcements from WWDC 2019 Keynote”

Other Apple News

This Month in Podcasts

AppleVis Unleashed June 2019: Just Lost My Mind

In this month's edition of AppleVis Unleashed, Thomas Domville, Randy Rusnak, and Mike Malarsie discuss recent Apple news and other topics of interest. Topics featured in this podcast include:

Listen to “AppleVis Unleashed June 2019: Just Lost My Mind”

AppleVis Extra 67: a Conversation with Sarah Herrlinger and Dean Hudson of Apple's Accessibility Team

In this edition of the AppleVis Extra, Dave Nason and Thomas Domville are joined by Sarah Herrlinger, Director of Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives at Apple; and Dean Hudson, Accessibility Evangelist at Apple. Topics covered in this podcast include an in-depth look at new accessibility features coming later this year in Apple software for blind and low vision users, as well as a broader look at Apple's approach to making their products accessible to as many people as possible.

Listen to “AppleVis Extra 67: a Conversation with Sarah Herrlinger and Dean Hudson of Apple's Accessibility Team”

AppleVis Extra 66: Recapping the WWDC 2019 Keynote

In this edition of the AppleVis Extra, Dave Nason, Thomas Domville, Scott Davert, and Tyler Stephen get together to discuss the announcements made at Apple's WWDC 2019 Keynote.

You can read our summary of the keynote here; where you are also encouraged to share your own opinions on what Apple did and did not announce.

Listen to “AppleVis Extra 66: Recapping the WWDC 2019 Keynote”

This Month's Podcasts by Thomas Domville

Play and Record Your Favourite Tunes with The Piano on iOS

In this podcast, Tunmi is back to show us The Piano on iOS, an app which allows you to play and record piano on the touch screen of your device.

Listen to “Play and Record Your Favourite Tunes with The Piano on iOS”

A complete list of all podcasts posted to the AppleVis website can be found at www.applevis.com/podcasts

Hot Forum Topics

Here are some of our forum topics which have got people talking in the past month:

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