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Posted on Saturday 1 April 2017 by Morgan

Many years ago, my family and I went to the pet store to do a little shopping for my guide dog. My twelve year old son and my wife wandered off into some other part of the store while Fantom, my Golden Retriever guide, and I went on our own little adventure.

As Fantom and I explored the toy aisle, I felt a hand brush against mine and it made me smile. I reached out, took the proffered hand, and kept walking. One of the great joys of being a blind father is that it remains socially...

17 Comments : Last update or comment 7 months 5 days ago.
Posted on Saturday 1 April 2017 by AppleVis

Welcome to the March 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.

New and Noteworthy App Entries

Adblock Mobile — Block...

0 Comments : Last update or comment 7 months 3 weeks ago.
Posted on Monday 27 March 2017 by AppleVis

Today has seen another round of software updates from Apple. In addition to the release of iOS 10.3, there have also been updates for the Mac, Apple Watch and fourth-generation Apple TV.

At the time of posting, full release notes for these updates are not yet available; however, it is safe to assume that there will be the standard mix of bug fixes,...

26 Comments : Last update or comment 7 months 1 week ago.
Posted on Monday 27 March 2017 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 10.3 to the public.

At the time of posting, release notes are not yet available; however, this release brings a number of new features to iOS in addition to the usual mix of under-the-hood improvements and fixes.

For blind and low vision users, our testing indicates that Apple has made some progress towards addressing the accessibility bugs present in iOS 10.2.1.

As we always stress, it...

52 Comments : Last update or comment 6 months 4 weeks ago.
Posted on Tuesday 21 March 2017 by AppleVis

Today has seen a round of product announcements from Apple, including the launch of a new iPad; a special PRODUCT(RED) iPhone; changes to storage sizes; some new accessories; and a new iOS app.

iPad

The iPad Air 2 has been discontinued and replaced with a new 9.7-inch iPad equipped with an A9 chip and a brighter Retina display. This new model is simply called "iPad," and is Apple's new entry-level model at the 9.7-inch size.

The new iPad includes FaceTime cameras on...

5 Comments : Last update or comment 7 months 4 weeks ago.
Posted on Monday 13 March 2017 by Brian Giles

The influx of new notetakers at the last couple of CSUN conferences is great to see. More choice is always a good thing, as is having fewer, and lighter, devices to cary around to get things done. But what about iOS? Apple positions its iPad Pros as a way to take better notes and a great way to get rid of things on your desk in...

7 Comments : Last update or comment 8 months 1 week ago.
Posted on Wednesday 1 March 2017 by Nicholas

Brought to you by the letter "Control-Option-A".

Before my VoiceOver adventures began, I would tutor my clients on the use of standard shortcut keys and how to discover new keys by looking at the menus. The key-combinations are listed to the right of each menu item. Most of the often-used keys involved the use of the Command key on Mac, or the Control key on Windows. On the Mac, hold down Command with your thumb and press "s" and the current document will be saved. Look at the...

6 Comments : Last update or comment 8 months 2 weeks ago.
Posted on Wednesday 1 March 2017 by AppleVis

Welcome to the February 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 podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.

There have been fewer notable and accessible additions to our app...

4 Comments : Last update or comment 8 months 2 weeks ago.
Posted on Wednesday 1 February 2017 by AppleVis

Welcome to the January 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 podcasts and blogs. 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

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (macOS,...

0 Comments : Last update or comment 8 months 3 weeks ago.
Posted on Monday 23 January 2017 by AppleVis

Today has seen another round of software updates from Apple. In addition to the release of iOS 10.2.1, there have also been updates for the Mac, Apple Watch and fourth-generation Apple TV.

At the time of posting, full release notes for these updates are not yet available; however, it is safe to assume that there will be the standard mix of bug fixes, security patches, and...

1 Comments : Last update or comment 9 months 2 weeks ago.

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