iOS & iPadOS Apps

We are pleased to announce the two apps chosen this month by the users of this site for induction into our iOS App Hall of Fame.

Our goal for the Hall of Fame is to showcase the passion and hard work that developers put into creating great apps that are fully accessible to VoiceOver users, and we think the apps that you have chosen are great examples of this.

We are pleased to announce the first group of apps to be inducted into our iOS App Hall of Fame.

Our goal for the Hall of Fame is to showcase the passion and hard work that developers put into creating great apps that are fully accessible to VoiceOver users, and we think the apps that you have chosen are perfect examples of this and of what the iOS platform can offer to the blind and vision-impaired.

I'm sure you are all keen to find out which apps have been chosen, so with no further ado, here are the inaugural inductees into the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame:

We are pleased to announce the results of the public vote for the August 2014 inductee into the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame.

We are pleased to announce the two apps chosen this month by users of the AppleVis website for induction into our iOS App Hall of Fame.

Our goal for the Hall of Fame is to showcase the passion and hard work that developers put into creating great apps that are fully accessible to VoiceOver users, and we think both of your choices are worthy inductees.

We are pleased to announce the result of the public vote to decide which apps should be the next inductees into our iOS App Hall of Fame.
 
The AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame is our community's opportunity to acknowledge and reward the passion and hard work that developers put into creating great apps which are both fully accessible to blind and low vision users and which place powerful tools into the palms of our hands.

My spouse uses Yahoo mail. (Shudder! I know.) Recently she complained that there’s no way to open an attachment when viewing her Yahoo mail in Google Chrome on her Windows 7 laptop. She’s right - Chrome forces you to download an attachment to a temporary location before you can open or print it.

Lately, blind people and Apple products have been in the news—but mostly for all the wrong reasons.

If you are like me (I mean if you have an iDevice, are a logophile and have a vested interest in English regardless of whether or not it's your first language), you always look for accessible reference-oriented applications on the App Store. You might even cringe as soon as you notice moderate to serious accessibility issues in an app you just finished installing, and the very thought of asking Apple to refund your purchase, though simple and straightforward, might disgruntle you.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Apple has today launched a special App Store collection of accessibility apps beneficial to users with a variety of disabilities.

For blind and low vision users, Apple has included the following apps in the new Accessibility collection:

Apple has today released iOS 9. According to Apple. this release brings a mixture of enhancements and new features to iOS devices:

Apple's commitment to accessibility has made life easier for large numbers of visually impaired and other disabled people. Gone are the days of buying a Nokia phone and having to send it away and wait weeks for Talks to be installed. We have devices that we can use immediately after buying, without installing an expensive screen reader. Our devices include accessibility settings to accommodate several different disabilities.

Apple has today updated its Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps for iOS and Mac, bringing with them a number of significant accessibility improvements for VoiceOver users.

In Pages, Numbers and Keynote, VoiceOver users can now read relevant text formatting details including font name and font size while editing. It is now much easier for VoiceOver users to add, remove, rearrange rows, columns, add and review comments, edit chart data and chart elements, get table header information, and more. In Keynote, VoiceOver users can now also edit and read presenter notes.

When it comes to adding to the list of the benefits of owning an iDevice, some don't hesitate to mention excellent tech support. That's intriguing enough, but the proof of the proverbial putting is in the actual eating. As some of you might remember, a while ago I posted a review for the unusable New Oxford American Dictionary. Simply put, I love dictionaries and always want to try new and comprehensive ones as they come my way.

As a thank you to the people in the AppleVis community for their longstanding support of the app, the wonderful developers behind MBraille are reducing the price of its in-app purchases during the week of our 5th birthday.

As a thank you to the people in the AppleVis community who have provided great feedback and helped to make their app even better, the wonderful developers behind visor - low vision magnifier are making the app available for free during the week of our 5th birthday.

We are pleased to announce the results of the public vote for the 2015 inductees into the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame.

The AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame is one of the ways in which the AppleVis community seeks to recognize the hard work that developers put into making great applications that are fully accessible to blind and low-vision users. These apps can be liberating; empowering; life-changing; provide access to information that sighted users take for granted; or, in some cases, they can just be good fun!

Every two weeks, our team will hand-pick an app from the past two weeks that we believe is a must-download for your iPhone or iPad. These apps will always be from various categories, but they are chosen because our own team members love them and have been using them daily. So here is this week’s pick! Enjoy!

Voice Assistant - Just use your voice

Every two weeks, our team will hand-pick an app from the past two weeks that we believe is a must-download for your iPhone or iPad. These apps will always be from various categories, but they are chosen because our own team members love them and have been using them daily. So here is this week’s pick! Enjoy!

Scanner911 Police Radio Pro

Know what is really going on. Listen in on police and fire crews in your local area!

Welcome to the April 2017 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series which aims to highlight what's new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you'll find a selection of the best content posted to AppleVis - from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.