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Posted on Thursday 4 April 2019 by Nicholas

A new feature for VoiceOver users called "Accessibility Events" was introduced in iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4 without any announcement or documentation. I cannot find any info about this feature on Apple's website. Even the installed Help files say nothing about it, so far. The only information given is a short description label in the Mac Preferences and IOS settings, shown below. To the best of my knowledge, which is quite limited at this time, leaving it turned on allows webmasters and...

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Posted on Monday 1 April 2019 by AppleVis

Welcome to the March 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 Wednesday 27 March 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released watchOS 5.2 to the public, bringing the ECG feature to Hong Kong and Europe and adding support for Air Pods 2.

At the time of posting, we do not believe watchOS 5.2 contains any accessibility improvements for blind and low vision users. This is incredibly disappointing, especially as we are nearing what has historically been the end of the current software release life-cycle - and there are still issues with VoiceOver, such as it not speaking certain...

0 Comments : Last update or comment 6 months 4 weeks ago.
Posted on Monday 25 March 2019 by AppleVis

Apple’s major “It’s show time” event was held today at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino; here’s our summary of the highlights.

Having made a number of hardware announcements last week via press releases, it came as no surprise that Apple's focus for this event was new and upcoming services rather than new or updated hardware. There's a new TV and movie streaming service featuring original content commissioned by Apple; an updated TV app that better integrates third-party services; a...

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Posted on Monday 25 March 2019 by AppleVis

Today has seen another round of software updates from Apple. In addition to iOS 12.2, Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.4, tvOS 12.2, and version 12.2 of the HomePod software.

At the time of posting, we are unaware of any changes for blind and low vision users in these releases.

It is particularly disappointing that we are once again...

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Posted on Monday 25 March 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 12.2 to the public, following its event that saw the launches of new video, news, and gaming services, and a new Apple credit card.

In addition to some new features and enhancements, iOS 12.2 brings one fix for braille users.

When placing a Real-Time Text (RTT) call, the display will automatically refresh to show text typed by the other party....

22 Comments : Last update or comment 6 months 3 weeks ago.
Posted on Wednesday 20 March 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today launched the second generation of its popular AirPods, available with the long-promised wireless charging case, a new H1 chip designed specifically for headsets, hands-free “Hey Siri”, longer battery life, and faster connections to devices.

According to Apple, the new H1 chip delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, up to 50% more talk time compared to the...

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Posted on Monday 18 March 2019 by AppleVis

Ahead of next week's “It's show time” event, Apple has today announced updates to its iPad line - there's a new 10.5-inch iPad Air, and a long overdue update for the iPad mini.

The new iPad Air has a 10.5-inch display and features the A12 Bionic chip found in the iPhone XS and XR. And, as...

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Posted on Monday 11 March 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today invited the press to a special event on March 25 at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino.

Apple officially announced the event with the tagline “It’s show time”, which would appear to confirm that the rumours are correct, and that the focus of the event will be on Apple's long-anticipated original content video service.

In it's round-up of what's already known about the video service,...

5 Comments : Last update or comment 7 months 5 days ago.
Posted on Friday 1 March 2019 by AppleVis

Welcome to the February 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...

0 Comments : Last update or comment 7 months 3 weeks ago.

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