VoiceOver

Post Date: Monday, October 14, 2019

Intro

If you’re new to the Mac, learning and mastering the VoiceOver screenreader can seem daunting at first. In an attempt to streamline the search for essential getting started information across the AppleVis website, I will provide a series of tips, along with links to more comprehensive guides and podcasts, organized by heading and subheading.

Post Date: Monday, February 15, 2016

In this guide, I will teach you the basics to getting started with A Blind Legend.
If this is your first time playing, you may be looking for a guide to get you started, on your way, and finish the game. Here are some things you need to know first:
1. Levels start out easy, but then start to get harder. Usually, the harder scenes occur at about Scene 10.

Post Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Below is a listing of iOS and iPadOS finger gestures arranged by gesture type. All text, single document. Verified in iOS and iPadOS 13, using VoiceOver Practice; (Settings>Accessibility>VoiceOver>VoiceOver Practice).

Additional tips given at bottom.

Note: Much of the information gathered below is a rearrangement of Apple's original materials. Some editing has been performed to better fit the layout. Some editor's additions have been included, from experience and use.

Portions copyright Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.

Post Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Compiled below is a rearrangement of Apple’s published VoiceOver key commands charts, edited/confirmed for macOS High Sierra.

Editor’s note: VO Key Commands are arranged by Levels. Press and hold the keys below while typing any other key.

Level One: Press Control-Option.

Level Two: Press Control-Option-Shift.

Level Three: Press Control-Option-Command.

Level Four: Press Control-Option-Command-Shift.

Post Date: Monday, March 11, 2019

The task of making an I-movie production will most likely require some form of trouble shooting as some systems have minor changes in the ways that the program reacts. It is highly recommended that key commands for Apple’s VoiceOver have been well practiced. This guide pertains to iMovie version 10.1.10 running on MacOS Mojave 10.14.1. Users who are using earlier versions of the program will have different results though some information in this article could be useful.

Post Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Before We Begin

Braille Screen Input is a feature of iOS/iPadOS that allows you to type braille directly on your device's screen. You can use this input method anywhere an on-screen keyboard is available. If you prefer to listen, you can hear an audio demonstration of braille input in iOS8 here. Note that, though this podcast was made under iOS 8, its content is still relevant to more modern iOS versions. Similarly, we keep this guide as up-to-date as we can.

Post Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Introduction

iMessage apps are a great way to express your emotions, play games, or even send videos or pictures. Some even allow you to send GIF's, Memes and other assortments of stickers.

What are iMessage Apps

iMessage apps are apps that are primarily for iMessage. iMessage apps can come in two forms.

Post Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What Are They?

In iOs eight, Apple introduced a feature called Interactive Notifications. This feature allows users to interact with notifications without leaving the app they are currently using. For example, you could respond to a text message without leaving Mail, Safari, or whatever app you're using at the moment you receive the text, or trash an email without ever opening the Mail app.

Post Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Introduction

As part of their continuing efforts to make iPad a device which customers can use for real work, Apple has this year created iPad OS, a distinct, though still closely related, operating system cousin of iOS.

iPad OS does everything iOS does on the iPhone and iPod Touch, and more. One of the key distinguishing features, which Apple has made further improvements too, is multitasking.

Post Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015

What Is Audio Hijack?

Audio Hijack is an app that lets you capture audio from your Mac. You can apply effects, mix things together, monitor your mix, and record it all to a wide range of different file formats. It's the easiest way to capture audio from a microphone, your whole system, one application, or a combination of any of the above. You can record to files, and you choose how many; if you want one track per sound source, you can do that, or you can have everything go to a single file, or you can have anything in between.

Post Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012

OK here is what I found using the new Youtube app. At first it confused me a lot. The interface really could be a lot better. But one can work with it. If one knows what is going on.

OK. This one is more challenging that the one I wrote for netflix.

When you open the new Youtube app. It brings up a screen. There is a list of videos. And a guide button and a search button at the top of the screen.

To sign in You have to select guide I think. Then sign in and settings is somewhere on the top of the screen.

Post Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Since iOS 8.0, it has been possible to load the desktop version of some webpages in Safari in a comparatively easy manner.

Most people do the following to load a page:

1. Find the webpage.
2. Double-tap on the Share button.
3. Double-tap on "Load desktop site".

but there is a way of doing this that is much simpler.

To do it, find the "Reload" button and double-tap and hold on this button. A box will open from which you can choose to load the desktop site.

Post Date: Monday, October 14, 2013
A lot of people have been asking me how to use both the auto correct and also the check spelling options in I O S. I've been told about the podcast done by Marco, and the few guides which have been posted up here, but all of them seem to not be very intuitive. For this reason, I'd like to do my absolute best to try explaining this a bit more slowly and even provide you a few exercises to try to help you familiarize yourself with how this works. It's definitely a little bit tricky, and it's even more so definitely not obvious if you don't know what you're doing.
Post Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015

Intro

Xcode is the application development program made by Apple, available free in the App Store. It's used to make apps for iOS, OS X, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, in Swift or Objective-C, and can be used for C and C++ development as well. It is a powerful, intuitive piece of software… if you can see it. Voiceover users have a harder time of things in some ways.

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: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Public libraries are providing more and more of their content in a digital format. For libraries, it saves on space and staff time, and providers are stepping up to deliver video, music, eBooks and audiobooks electronically. Why it works libraries purchase collections from a provider. This gives their patrons the ability to "borrow" content using a computer or mobile device. When the loan period is over, the content is automatically "returned". For example, if you check out an eBook, it becomes available on your device for reading immediately.
Post Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Taking a United States road trip with a sighted driver using your iPHONE, you can become a full partner in the experience.

My husband and I are again driving from California to Indiana on our seventh cross-country road trip, which gives me the necessary experience to share some tips.

Post Date: Sunday, February 3, 2013

Enabling the Status Cell

If you have ever paired a braille display with your iOS device, you have seen that option that appears above the display name in braille settings: "Status Cell". You may, like me, have double tapped it, decided if you wanted it on the left or the right, then gone about your business, keeping a finger on that mysterious cell to see what it might do. You may have, like me, used it for a while and finally given up on it, having no idea what it was for or how it was useful, so you went back to settings and turned it off.

Post Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Note October 17, 2016: a new and updated guide on iOS text editors is now available here.

Post Date: Monday, May 1, 2017

I totally admit that this started out to be a selfish venture. just got my first Mac, and I was totally confused by how the items on the site were organized. That and I'm a total PC user, so I got out my trusty text editor and organized a list of what I thought I should listen to in the Podcasts area, organized the way I hoped I should listen. When I was done, I felt guilty, and thought I should share the list here.