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Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 by AppleVis

Welcome to the January 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…

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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today launched a partnership with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) that will bring its accessible coding programme to blind and low vision students in the United Kingdom.

The program was initially launched in May 2018, when Apple announced…

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by AppleVis

Today has seen another round of software updates from Apple. In addition to iOS 12.1.3, Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.2.1.

According to MacRumors , no new features or changes were found in the beta cycles of either macOS 10…

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 12.1.3 to the public, bringing fixes for multiple bugs affecting iPad Pro, HomePod, CarPlay, and more.

According to [Apple's release notes via MacRumors, iOS 12.1.3 contains

  • Fixes an issue in Messages that could impact scrolling through photos in the Details view
  • Addresses an issue where photos could have striped artifacts…
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Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Nicholas

Intended for Intermediate to Advanced Mac Users

This post is intended for intermediate to advanced Mac users. You should have a good working knowledge of installing Mac operating systems and experience with external drives, as well as being comfortable with VoiceOver or your preferred adaptive interface. It is not intended for beginners. That being said, the processes below are pretty straight forward. VoiceOver works well throughout most of it, with only a few questionable areas.…

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Posted on Monday, January 7, 2019 by PaulMartz

I'm basically lazy. If technology exists that lets me spend more time sitting on my butt, I'm all over it. I control my thermostat with an app, use Google Hangouts for virtual meetings, and don't remember the last time I walked to a mailbox—that's why God invented email.

Aside from the thermostat, I've yet to jump into the smart home craze.…

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Posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by AppleVis

Welcome to the December 2018 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 - 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

backpack studio (iOS,…

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Posted on Monday, December 24, 2018 by Nicholas

To the tune of Twelve Days of Christmas

On my first time with VoiceOver, VO gave to me,
a way to pause, with Control key.
On my second time with VoiceOver, VO gave to me,
two modifiers, and a way to pause, with Control key.
On my third time with VoiceOver, VO gave to me,
three tab keys waiting, two modifiers, and a way to pause, with Control key.
On my fourth time with VoiceOver, VO gave to me,
four fun Commanders, three tab keys…

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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by AppleVis

Update: this giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners ... we hope you enjoy this great app.

Are you looking for a fully accessible, easy to use yet feature-packed, weather app? If you answered “yes” (and why wouldn't you!), read on for an exciting promo code giveaway opportunity!

Weather Gods for iOS takes a unique approach to presenting weather information, and VoiceOver accessibility is a major consideration of the app's design with its…

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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 by AppleVis

We are pleased to announce the winners of the seventh annual AppleVis Golden Apple Awards.

Since their launch in 2012, the AppleVis Golden Apple Awards have afforded blind and low vision users of Apple products the opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the hard work and dedication which developers have put into making and maintaining great and accessible applications over the given year. The response of past nominees and winners to this recognition from blind and low vision users…

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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 12.1.2 to the public.

According to Apple's release notes via Mac Rumors, iOS 12.1.2 contains bug fixes for eSim activation on the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max--as well as fixes for cellular connectivity in Turkey on those same devices.

iOS 12.1.2 includes bug fixes for your iPhone. This update:

  • Fixes bugs with eSIM activation…
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Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2018 by AppleVis

We are pleased to announce that voting for the AppleVis Golden Apple Awards of 2018 is now open; read on to find out which apps and developers have been shortlisted and how to cast your vote.

First launched in 2012, the AppleVis Golden Apples is an opportunity for blind and low vision users of Apple products to recognize and acknowledge the hard work and dedication which developers have put into making and maintaining great and accessible applications over the last twelve months.…

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Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2018 by AppleVis

Apple has today released watchOS 5.1.2, bringing a new ECG app and irregular heart rate notifications for users of specific Apple Watch models in the United States.

Announcing the release of watchOS 5.1.2, apple said “the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notification feature will help users identify signs of AFib, the most common form of irregular…

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Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by AppleVis

Today has seen another round of software updates from Apple. In addition to iOS 12.1.1, Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.2, tvOS 12.1.1, HomePod 12.1.1 and an update to the Shortcuts app.

According to MacRumors, no new features were found in the beta cycle of macOS 10.14.2,…

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Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 12.1.1.

In addition to reintroducing one feature and making some enhancements, iOS 12.1 also brings a few improvements for blind and low vision users.

Accessibility Improvements in iOS 12.1.1

In iOS 12.1.1, Apple has made continued progress towards addressing the accessibility bugs in iOS 12. Based on our testing, we believe the following issues have been resolved in iOS 12.1.1:…

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Posted on Saturday, December 1, 2018 by AppleVis

Welcome to the November 2018 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 - 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

DiscussionFairy (iOS,…

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Posted on Friday, November 23, 2018 by David Goodwin👨‍🦯

As the iPhone X was for iPhone and the Series 4 was for Apple Watch, the 2018 iPad Pro is a significant step forward for the iPad. Sporting a completely new and striking design with slimmer bezels than ever before, it is powered by a processor capable of outperforming those in several current MacBook models; gains Face ID biometric authentication that works in any screen orientation; and switches from Apple's proprietary Lightning port to USB-C.

Additionally, by removing the Home…

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Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Morgan Watkins

Some folks regard me as a tad eccentric. Although I have been retired for many years, I still wake up every morning, put on a nice pair of slacks, a long sleeved dress shirt, and hard soled leather shoes. Basically, I dress for work, but I don't leave for the office and no one writes me a check. Other fellow retirees around my neighborhood would likely sport tennis shoes or slippers, shorts or blue jeans, and they would almost certainly don a comfy shirt without a pocket. Those same guys…

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Posted on Friday, November 9, 2018 by AppleVis

Apple has today shared a profile of Scott Leason, a blind veteran and competition longboard surfer from San Diego, in which it showcases his use of the accessibility features of iPhone and Apple Watch to prepare for his daily surfing sessions:

Scott Leason is an early riser. By 5:30 a.m., he’s checked his email, social media, the news and the weather. He’…

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Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018 by AppleVis

Welcome to the October 2018 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 - 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

Blindfold Doggy (iOS,…

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