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Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2013 by mehgcap

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…

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Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by Christopher Hallsworth

Hello all
Here is how you install and set up Bootcamp on your mac.

Notes
1. I will assume you have set up your Bootcamp partition with Bootcamp Assistant and nothing else. At this point your mac should have restarted with the Windows Installation Dvd booting or booted up. I will also assume you have downloaded and stored the latest Bootcamp Support software.
2. I will assume you are using a retail Dvd of Windows. I am unsure whether this guide will work with Oem…

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Posted on Saturday, December 1, 2012 by billip

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…

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Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Deborah Armstrong
In the AppleVis help section, there's a topic which describes how to obtain a link to an app in the iTunes store. I have a more simple procedure which will also help you search for interesting apps. In to google, type the information you are seeking, for example "SIP client iPhone" or "app compatible voiceover" or "text adventure iPhone" Don't include the quotes unless you want to match an exact phrase. After that, type iTunes, and submit your search. You can then copy the link from your…
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Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by Kara Louise

In this guide, I'm going to explain how you can visualise the layout of iOS apps using voiceOver, or VO for short. even though you may be totally blind. This can be done quite easily, even without using a ScreenDots protector, or relying on a bluetooth keyboard for navigation purposes.

I understand that everyone is different, so if you do find these accessories essential, then by all means continue to use them. However, if you master the below techniques, I believe you'll be…

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Posted on Friday, November 23, 2012 by Jessica Brown
If you want a quick way to time something and you do not care about it being perfectly accurate but you do not want to have to go in to the clock app and set a timer, alarm or stopwatch, just single finger single tap on or swipe to the part of the statice bar that says the time. VoiceOver will say the time every minute. Note that because the iOS clock does not do seconds, when you first start timing, you will not know what second of the minute you are starting timing at, but after that you will…
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Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2012 by Scott Davert
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…
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 by mehgcap

What Is This?

Is there an application on your Mac whose menu items are lacking keyboard shortcuts? For instance, would it not be easier to add a shortcut to mail for the Save Attachments item, or to iTunes to sync your iOS device, or to Safari to quickly tweet a page? Well, you can do all this, and you need nothing more than a few minutes and System Preferences.

Cool! How Do I Do It?

  • Open the application to which you want to add a shortcut. Go to the menu…
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Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012 by Yiskalyn

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…

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Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012 by Yiskalyn
Ok how to navigate netflix using voiceover. This is useful for anyone who has gotten frustrated trying to use netflix. Or if you know a blind person who uses the iphone and has tried netflix but got frustrated with it as well. I want to thank those who gave me the hints to figure this out from the netflix app discussion here on applevis. This is just how I found to do it. And it works reliably so I thought I would share it to help others. The posts under the netflix weren't very clear for me.…
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Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2012 by mehgcap
I have recently used the Contacts app a lot in Mountain Lion and have come to discover how it works, which is not the way I expected it to. I thought I would share my hard-won knowledge in the hope that someone else will benefit. Adding a Contact When you are in Contacts, hit cmd-n to create a new contact. It is important to note that you are not opening a new window when you do this; rather, you simply add a new row to the contacts table and are placed in the scroll area where information…
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Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by Eric Caron

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:

  1. The ability to use the Caps Lock key as the VO modifier keys "Control + Option".
  2. Create a num pad on your regular keyboard.  which makes it possible to…
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Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by Ken Downey

Many of you have been wondering: what is the easiest way to get ringtones on my iPhone. Follow these steps, and all your favorites will be on your iPhone in no time.
Requirements: PC running Windows
App: Goldwave.

  1. Download Goldwave from www.goldwave.com and run it. Click file, then batch processing.
  2. In the folders tab, click add file or add folder, then add everything you want to convert. In the convert tab, click media foundations m4a, and set the attributes to…
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Posted on Sunday, August 12, 2012 by kensaku
When I read .brf files with my iPod touch and Braille display, I convert the brf into html format files, and transfer them to the Filer app with iTunes. In this way, I can navigate line by line with left/right swipe and page by page with up/down swipe. You can also use a 3-finger tap to search for a word if you know which character represents which dot; for example j is dots 2-4-5 and 0 is dots 3-5-6 and such. You can download the script I wrote at: http://smu.sakura.ne.jp/brf2html/ The…
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Posted on Sunday, August 5, 2012 by Scott Davert
For some time now, users of braille displays have wantted to be able to read brf files from various sources such as the NLS Web Braille collection, Bookshare, and other sources around the world. I'm here to tell you that it's possible to do so using the following steps, but you'll still be very limited in the way in which you can navigate through content. For example, there is no way to bookmark a place in your file, and since iOS does not have a find function, you can't get there quickly…
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Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by David Woodbridge

Finder Navigation

General

  • New Finder window: Command N

  • Up one folder level: Command Up Arrow

  • Open selected folder: Command Down Arrow

  • Back: Command left bracket

  • Forward: Command right bracket

Direct Folder Access

  • Open the Applications folder: Command Shift A

  • Open the Computer folder: Command Shift C

  • Open desktop folder: Command…

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Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by David Woodbridge

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…

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Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by David Woodbridge

VO+keystroke = Control+Option+keystroke

Getting Started

Basics

Turn VoiceOver on or off: Command+F5

Stop speech: Ctrl

Repeat the last spoken phrase: VO+Z

Help

VoiceOver Quick Start tutorial: VO+Command+F8

Open the VoiceOver Help menu: VO+H

VoiceOver Commands Help menu: VO+HH

Start keyboard help: VO+K (Esc to exit keyboard help)

Configuration

Typing Echo (verbosity): VO+V

Open…

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Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by otrlibrary
I read about this somewhere and thought it was useful. I am not a big fan of the (number of bars) method of reporting signal strength. They are so generalized as to be not vary useful. So I went hunting and found a note about getting signal strength in DBM instead. There is a field test app hidden on the phone and it will change your signal report to DBM. I went looking for this info mainly because I was testing a cell repeater kit for improving coverage inside a building. Making the change to…
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Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by anouk85

I would like to credit Zack Kline for all the help he gave me in learning the game and the games author David Dunham of a-sharp for making the game in the first place and taking the time to make it as accessible as is.

Exploring

Exploring is a vital, if dangerous, part of the game. You will unlock events, find treasures and even clans or other people. You can explore the land around your own clan as well as your own land (tula in game terms). Note that, even though you might think so,…

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