Accessories

Post Date: Monday, October 13, 2014

I just purchased a big Jambox and for the most part, I love it. The speaker phone is awesome and almost makes the $269 price from Amazon worth it, but one thing was just driving me crazy.

Post Date: Monday, April 4, 2011
A variety of Bluetooth keyboards are now available for paired use with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Many of these are mini-keyboards with only a subset of the keys of the Apple Wireless Keyboard, or requiring the press of modifier keys like an "Fn" key to activate alternate functions. You can have VoiceOver announce these key functions by entering keyboard help mode or by visiting the practice gestures area of the Setting menu as an alternative to pressing the Control-Option-K keys on your keyboard.
Post Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

There are many models of Bluetooth keyboards supported on iOS. The Amazon Basics Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple Devices, the Logitech line of keyboards, Apple's own set of keyboards, and many others.

Post Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Last week, the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) voted to adopt UEB (Unified English Braille) as the primary braille code in North America. For details on this, see their website Over the past few days, I have received many questions about how this will impact braille devices. When will it be supported in various devices? Will firmware and software need to be updated? Typically, the answer is no. UEB has already been adopted in several English speaking countries, and all one needs to do to enable UEB on their iDevice is the following. 1.
Post Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012

I believe that I have figured out how to get an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to autocorrect with a bluetooth keyboard connected.

First, make sure that you have QuickNav turned off.

If you are not sure how to do this, just press the right and left arrows together on your keyboard.

Then, try this:

When VoiceOver tells you a word is misspelled, hit the Backspace key once.

Now a suggestions list pops up, but I doubt VoiceOver will tell you that it has.

Post Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013
This tip is intended for those who either have, or are considering buying a Mac Mini since it does not take up much space and don't wish to use a screen because you're a Voiceover user who don't need a screenI have created this tip because Apple's support article does not (yet) explain a solution that works. However, I know that they are going to investigate this issue. Can you use a MacMini without a screen?Yes, you can.
Post Date: Friday, December 12, 2014

The following describes the layout and functions of the Jawbone Jambox bluetooth speakers, popularly used with iOs devices, in short summary form.

Jawbone Jambox Mini:

I have a Mini and so far, I find the buttons on the top:- a Plus which is vol up, a Dash which is vol down; and a round one that does status, and can answer and hangup calls if you're in conference or speaker mode through it.

Post Date: Monday, April 27, 2020

Author's note: Unfortunately, I can't include the interactive table of contents found in the EPUB version. To get that, go to: https://michaelfeir.blogspot.com/2020/04/personal-power-ios-edition.html?m=1

You'll need to navigate by headings. There are three levels of headings. I hope people find this a useful and worthy addition to the AppleVis website.

Post Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

I want to share my current knowledge on achieving this. There may be better ways but this is what I know right now and it works! Follow the recipe below. It may not give you great lasagna but it will give you voiceover on any pdf file you want or need to read on your Mac!
1) Use ‘Preview’ to view the pdf document
2) Make sure you have ‘Single Page’ selected on Preview’s ‘View’ drop-down menu – You may also choose – to ‘View Thumbnails’ of the pdf pages

Post Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012

This guide provides support ducumentation for the podcast in which I walk through the steps that enable Mac users to remap their keyboard so that they have the following capabilities:

Post Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Introduction

The Amazon Echo Dot is a smart bluetooth Alexa-enabled speaker which allows you to listen to music, play fun games, set important reminders and alarms, and complete smart home tasks.

The speaker has its companion app, Amazon Alexa, for enabling skills and interacting with all your Alexa-enabled devices. The Echo Dot is a suitable choice for you or your family if you want something small on the outside, but big on the inside, and for a cheap price between $50-100USD.

Post Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Last edited by Scott Davert on October 8, 2019.

Post Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

If you're using a Multi-Touch trackpad, you can use VoiceOver gestures. VoiceOver provides a set of standard gestures for navigating and interacting with items on the screen. You can't modify this set of gestures. NOTE: Gestures that don't mention a specific number of fingers are single-finger gestures.

General

Enable the Trackpad Commander and VoiceOver gestures: VO-Two-finger rotate clockwise

Disable the Trackpad Commander and VoiceOver gestures: VO-Two-finger rotate counterclockwise

Turn the screen curtain on or off: Three-finger triple-tap