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Posted on Monday 23 January 2017 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 10.2.1 to the public.

At the time of posting, release notes are not yet available; however, it’s likely that this release will mostly bring under-the-hood improvements with no major changes in regard to features and operation. We will update this post if this proves not to be the case and there are outward-facing changes of note.

For blind and low vision users, our testing indicates that Apple has made some progress towards addressing...

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Posted on Monday 23 January 2017 by Amir

A little background

It's not often that I find the privilege of blogging about an application which is not only feature-rich and revolutionary in its feature set, but takes accessibility to an entirely new level. Of course, if you ask David Goodwin, the awesome guy behind AppleVis, he'll tell you that my inspiration for blogging has subsided recently despite what creative app developers are doing... David, do you hear me?! :)

Anyhow, here I've blogged a few times about...

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Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2017 by mehgcap

Intro

I've had my Apple Watch for about ten months as of the time of this writing. I got it for a few reasons, but a major one was fitness. I wanted my movements and exercise to be tracked, I wanted calorie burn estimates, I wanted heart tracking, and I wanted to be reminded to move every so often. Plus, I wanted a simple way to log and track my workouts so I would have the data and so I could look back at trends.

The Watch has done all that, and done it well. But at the...

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Posted on Thursday 12 January 2017 by Nicholas

A black rectangle fades in on a soft background, it's top suddenly split by a thin line of white, streaming down and filling the bottom third. In the upper portion, bright capital letters A and V become typed on either side, accompanied by two solid strikes of an old typewriter. Underneath, the sounds change to soft clicking, as small dotted patterns start to appear, looking at first like Braille. The clicking becomes melodic as a sudden flurry of pixels forms the word AppleVis. The...

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Posted on Sunday 1 January 2017 by AppleVis

Welcome to the December 2016 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 podcasts and blogs. 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 Oppoly (iOS, Free With...

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Posted on Saturday 24 December 2016 by AppleVis

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

Since their launch in 2012, the AppleVis Golden Apple Awards have afforded blind and low vision users an opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the hard work and dedication which developers have put into making great and accessible iOS and Mac applications during the given year.

To be shortlisted for this year's Golden Apple Awards, apps must:

  • Be fully accessible to blind...
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Posted on Tuesday 20 December 2016 by Morgan

The greatest joy this time of year comes from finding ways to share with others. It is more fun when you can do so without recognition. That's easy for me. I have a secret identity. For more than a decade, on a special day each December, I strip down to my thermals, tie a pillow to my stomach and pull on bright baggy pants. I don a fur-trimmed jacket, a wide black belt and heavy black boots. I also tug on a wig of long white hair and then glue on a lengthy, thick and wavy beard. I even slip...

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Posted on Monday 19 December 2016 by AppleVis

Update 24 December: this vote is now closed. Read our announcement of the results to learn which apps and developers were chosen by the community as its Golden Apples of 2016.

Welcome to the 5th Annual AppleVis Golden Apple Awards; read on to see which apps and developers have been shortlisted and to cast your own votes.

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Posted on Tuesday 13 December 2016 by AppleVis

Apple has today released macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to the public.

According to the release notes via AppleInsider, macOS Sierra 10.12.2 includes the following changes:

  • Improves setup and reliability of Auto Unlock
  • Allows addition of a Chinese Trackpad Handwriting button to the Touch Bar Control Strip
  • ...
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Posted on Monday 12 December 2016 by AppleVis

Today has seen another round of software updates from Apple. In addition to the release of iOS 10.2, there have also been updates for the Apple Watch and fourth-generation Apple TV.

At the time of posting, full release notes for these updates are not yet available; however, it is safe to assume that there will be the standard mix of bug fixes, security patches, and under-the-hood performance improvements.

One change that we are aware of is the new TV app introduced by Apple...

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