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Posted on Thursday 1 August 2019 by AppleVis

Welcome to the July 2019 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 by members of the community - 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.

New and Noteworthy App Entries

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Posted on Monday 22 July 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released macOS Mojave 10.14.6, watchOS 5.3, and tvOS 12.4.

According to Apple's release notes via MacRumors, macOS Mojave 10.14.6 brings some enhancements to Apple News and several bug fixes:

This update:

  • Makes downloaded issues available in the My Magazines section of Apple News+, both online and offline
  • Adds all publications...
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Posted on Monday 22 July 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 12.4.

According to Apple's release notes via MacRumors, iOS 12.4 includes enhancements to Apple News and a new iPhone migration option to directly transfer data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone:

iPhone migration

  • Introduces the ability to wirelessly transfer data and migrate directly from an old iPhone to a new iPhone during setup...
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Posted on Monday 22 July 2019 by Lysette Chaproniere

In late 2017, I got my first iPad, and started using it as a laptop replacement. I'm sure this would've been surprising to my younger self. When Apple launched the iPad, I thought it was pointless. It's a big phone that doesn't make phone calls, I thought. But then, I didn't think I'd ever be able to use a touch screen. Apple can prove me wrong.

So why did I decide to get an iPad? I'd been using Windows for many years, but never liked Windows 10 very much. My Windows laptop was...

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Posted on Monday 1 July 2019 by AppleVis

Welcome to the June 2019 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 by members of the community - 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.

New and Noteworthy App Entries

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Posted on Sunday 30 June 2019 by AppleVis

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 inductees into the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame, as chosen by the AppleVis community, are Voice Dream Scanner and Microsoft Soundscape.

First opened in 2011, the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame is one of the ways in which the AppleVis community seeks to recognize developers who prioritize accessibility and take it to the next level. Apps in the Hall of Fame can be liberating; empowering...

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Posted on Tuesday 25 June 2019 by AppleVis

We are pleased to announce that voting for the 2019 inductees into the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame is now open.

Now in its eighth year, the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame is one of the ways in which the AppleVis community seeks to recognize developers of accessible iOS applications. Apps in the Hall of Fame can be liberating; empowering; life-changing; provide access to information that sighted users take for granted; or, in...

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Posted on Wednesday 19 June 2019 by Lysette Chaproniere

I flick around the screen, double-tapping when I want to select something. As I do so, VoiceOver's speech comes through my Aftershokz headset, which I wear most of the time. That makes me a cyborg, or so I'm told. Nothing is showing on my screen. "Is your phone on?" One of the students on my course at university once asked me, as I called a taxi. "The screen is black." Or as one train manager once remarked, as I was searching for my E-ticket to show him, "That phone doesn't look very awake...

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Posted on Monday 10 June 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 12.3.2 to address issues with portrait mode.

According to Apple's release notes via 9to5Mac, “iOS 12.3.2 resolves an issue that could cause Camera to capture Portrait mode photos without depth effect on some iPhone 8 Plus devices.”

At the time of writing it is believed that this update may only be available on the iPhone 8 Plus.

As iOS 12.3.2 did not have a public beta...

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Posted on Tuesday 4 June 2019 by AppleVis

Update: since posting this article we have recorded an interview with Sarah Herrlinger, Director of Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives at Apple; and Dean Hudson, Accessibility Evangelist at Apple, who discussed the enhancements mentioned below and shared a few others which we didn't already know about.

These include:

  • The use of machine learning in iOS 13 and iPadOS to help VoiceOver users with unlabelled buttons.
  • The ability in iOS 13...
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