Braille

Post Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017

In this podcast, Khalfan Bin Dhaher introduces us to the Actilino smart braille display from Handy Tech, and shows us how to connect it to an iOS device for use as an audio device to take phone calls, listen to music and more. He then shows us how to pair the Actilino for use as a braille display.
For more on the Actilino, check out Travis Roth's review at https://www.applevis.com/reviews/braille-devices/handy-tech-actilino-re…

Post Date: Monday, December 21, 2015

In this month's AppleVis Extra, Jamie Pauls, Thomas Domville, Alex Hall, and Jeff Bishop take a look at this year's list of AppleVis-recommended apps to help you get the most from your iOS device.

Next, Jamie sits down with Scott Davert to take a look at some possible stocking stuffers for the iOS or Mac enthusiast in your life. Recommended products include:

Post Date: Friday, September 2, 2016

Few apps have been anticipated more eagerly by iOS users than Nearby Explorer from the American Printing House for the Blind. Many are calling this app the GPS solution they have been awaiting for a long time. In this episode of The AppleVis Extra, Scott Davert and Jamie Pauls talk with APH programmer Rob Meridith about Nearby Explorer. Rob gives us a live demo of many of the app's features, and provides a glimpse into the future of the product.

Post Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016

With the latest release of Apple's iOS 10, tvOS, and watchOS operating systems, there are a lot of new features, both mainstream and accessibility-related to learn about. In this AppleVis Extra, Scott Davert, Lisa Salinger, and Thomas Domville discuss the good, the bad, and the uncertain as it relates to Apple's latest offerings. Be sure to check out all of the accompanying blogs and podcasts from AppleVis detailing the subjects covered in this episode.

Post Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

In this podcast, Scott Davert and Thomas Domville discuss their opinions of Apple's iOS 11 software update.

Post Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019

In this edition of the AppleVis Extra, Dave Nason and Thomas Domville are joined by Sarah Herrlinger, Director of Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives at Apple; and Dean Hudson, Accessibility Evangelist at Apple. Topics covered in this podcast include an in-depth look at new accessibility features coming later this year in Apple software for blind and low vision users, as well as a broader look at Apple's approach to making their products accessible to as many people as possible.

Post Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

In this edition of the AppleVis Extra, Dave Nason, Scott Davert, and Thomas Domville sit down to discuss some of their favourite new features of iOS and iPadOS 13; along with some of the issues that these releases have introduced for blind and low vision users.

Post Date: Monday, June 29, 2020

Please find a full text transcript of this podcast below.
In this edition of the AppleVis Extra, Dave Nason and Thomas Domville speak with Sarah Herrlinger, Director of Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives at Apple, and her colleague Dean Hudson, who is also a VoiceOver and braille user himself.
On 22 June, Apple’s WWDC keynote highlighted the key changes and updates coming in iOS 14, iPad OS 14, Watch OS 7 and Mac OS Big Sur, from a largely mainstream perspective.

Post Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

In this edition of the AppleVis Extra, Dave Nason, Scott Davert, and Tyler Stephen get together to discuss Apple's "Time Flies" event. Topics covered include The Apple Watch Series 6, new iPads, Apple One services, and iOS 14.

Post Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In the first of what is planned to be a monthly series, Thomas Domville, Randy Rusnakk and Mike Malarsie get together to talk about recent Apple news and topics of interest.

Topics featured in this podcast include:

Post Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018

In this month's edition of AppleVis Unleashed, Thomas Domville, Mike Malarsie, and Randy Rusnack talk about recent Apple news and topics of interest.

Topics featured in this podcast include:

Post Date: Monday, November 4, 2013
In this podcast, Steve Murgaski walks us through how to assign braille keyboard commands to VoiceOver actions. He also demonstrates how to change the way a braille display behaves through the Activity feature found in the VoiceOver Utility.
Post Date: Monday, January 4, 2016

In this update to his previous podcast on this topic, Scott Davert gives us some general information about braille displays as they relate to their use with iOS devices. He then talks about and demonstrates the pairing of a braille device; iOS options and settings; navigational commands, text input; and how to get additional help.

Post Date: Monday, May 12, 2014
In this podcast, Antonio Guimaraes gives us a quick demonstration of Perkinput, a new app which enables you to enter text on your iOS device without using a keyboard. 
 
Perkinput is based on the Braille keyboard, where you simultaneously press down with the fingers that correspond to the dots for the letter you want to enter. Unlike the Braille keyboard, however, you enter text with just one hand.
Post Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

In this podcast, Scott Davert demonstrates how to move apps around your various home screens with a braille display only using iOS 10 and higher. The process is the same for all displays that have a Perkins style keyboard paired with an iDevice. Moving apps to different pages, in to folders, and out of folders are covered.

Post Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

IN this podcast, Scott Davert demonstrates and discusses the changes for braille display users in iOS 11 and later. How to set up type to Siri, braille captioning, how to customize braille keyboard commands, and the new settings in the braille menu are covered. A roughly edited transcript follows. Please note, This transcript was created soely for communication access. It is not a certified legal
transcript and may not be entirely verbatim.
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Post Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018

In this podcast, Scott Davert demonstrates using the Misspelled Words rotor option in iOS. He notes some of the limitations, what to do when a misspelled word does not have the replacement word you want, and proves to us he doesn't always know what he's talking about. Note that as of iOS 12.1, this rotor option appears in text fields with Safari, Mail, and Messages. At this time, it's not available in Notes, Pages, or Microsoft Word.

Post Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
In this podcast, Scott Davert reviews and walks us through the new Bard Mobile app. Scott takes us through getting help, downloading content, playing of audio books, as well as some of the unique benifits for readers using braille displays to access braille content through this app.

This app is a free download in the US App Store, and is only usable by eligible patrons of the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.