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Posted on Saturday 31 July 2010 by David Goodwin

The following information was provided by BookShare to one of the subscribers to the VIPhone mailing list:

"At this point we don't provide ePub as it violates the Chafee
amendment requiring that books be "distributed in specialized formats
exclusively for use by blind or other persons with disabilities." If
and when we open up Bookshare to non-Chafee membership we can consider
this format."

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Posted on Friday 30 July 2010 by David Goodwin

A new low cost daisy reader for the iPhone has been released.

DaisyWorm was developed by the Association for the Blind of Western Australia and Curtin University of Technology. It is a simple yet powerful DAISY audio book reader app for the Apple iPhone supporting the 2.02, 2002 and 2005 formats
with full or partial audio.

Full information can be found in the iTunes App Store.

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Posted on Friday 30 July 2010 by David Goodwin

People have started to receive the free cases that Apple are providing to iPhone 4 users.

If you haven't already applied for a case, you can so at www.apple.com/iphone/case-program.

The procedure is very quick and easy. You simply download and run an app from the above page. This will present you with a...

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Posted on Friday 30 July 2010 by David Goodwin

Dropbox have confirmed that version 1.3 of their app will address some existing accessibility problems

The current version already works very well with VoiceOver, but there are some instances of button labelling that leave a little to be desired (notably when you are browsing photos).

Once again, this shows the value in contacting developers, as this is another example of a developer responding positively.

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Posted on Friday 30 July 2010 by David Goodwin

As a direct response to approaches from a blind user, Feeds - RSS Reader with Google Reader Sync has improved its accessibility to VoiceOver users.

It was already very good, but now all the buttons on the app are clearly labelled.

Thank you to the deveopers for responding so positively and quickly.

Link to Feeds - RSS Reader with Google Reader Sync in the App Store...

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Posted on Friday 30 July 2010 by David Goodwin

iPhone owners in the US can now legally 'jailbreak' their smartphones thanks to new amendments made to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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