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Posted on Monday 18 July 2016 by AppleVis

Today has seen another flurry of software updates from Apple. In addition to the release of iOS 9.3.3, there have also been updates for the Mac, Apple Watch, and fourth-generation Apple TV.

Full release notes for these updates are not yet...

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Posted on Friday 15 July 2016 by Morgan

More than twenty years ago, I was attending a MacWorld Expo during a business trip. One of my favorite distractions at these events was to hunt down any Macintosh software that used speech. Self-voicing software was rare and VoiceOver did not...

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Posted on Thursday 14 July 2016 by Amir

It feels like losing an old friend. Or perhaps losing one's love of life. But American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language was my friend in the world of iOS apps and my love in the world of dictionaries. So going to bed one night with an...

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Posted on Monday 11 July 2016 by AppleVis

Over the past day there has been much coverage online of a Mashable article featuring Jordyn Castor, a blind member of...

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Posted on Thursday 7 July 2016 by AppleVis

Apple has today issued the first preview releases of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra for members of its public beta testing program.

The Public Beta Program allows end-users the chance to test pre-release software and provide meaningful feedback...

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Posted on Wednesday 6 July 2016 by Michael Hansen

The National Federation of the Blind has done it again.

Earlier this week at its annual convention in Orlando, FL, members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB)—a United States organization of, for...

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Posted on Saturday 2 July 2016 by AppleVis

Update, 7/4/2016, 3:25 PM CDT: Members of the National Federation of the Blind have just passed Resolution 2016-04. The resolution,...

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Posted on Friday 1 July 2016 by AppleVis

Welcome to the June 2016 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series which aims to highlight what's new and noteworthy in the accessible app landscape. Below, you'll find a recap of the best content posted to AppleVis - from new app entries...

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Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2016 by AppleVis

Apple will soon be receiving another award for the accessibility features in its products.

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) has today announced that Apple will be receiving the Robert S. Bray Award...

11 Comments : Last update or comment 3 weeks 3 days ago.
Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2016 by Morgan

Sometimes, I suffer from a serious case of the "Stupids." When I was 16, the year when NASA engineers were preparing a lunar rover for the next moon landing, I had enough remaining vision to legally obtain my own Texas Drivers License. Although I...

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