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Posted on Tuesday 24 January 2012 by David Goodwin

Scott, one of our Editorial Team, talks about the AppleVis web site on the latest podcast from Accessible Devices.

This podcast is always entertaining listening, and Scott does an excellent job of adding to the usual mood of irreverence, whilst still managing to talk about some of the things that we are trying to do with this site.

You can subscribe to the podcast here or...

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Posted on Tuesday 24 January 2012 by David Goodwin

We were recently contacted by the developer of Photogenda, which is described as a visual quick-dialler app for the iPhone.

The idea for the app came when the developer saw his father struggling to read the names of contacts on their iPhone. Its main goal is to simplify and speed-up calling, messaging and FaceTime connections with your contacts. It allows you to create...

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Posted on Monday 23 January 2012 by David Goodwin

Some of you may have noticed a slight increase over the past few weeks in the number of spam posts making it onto the site. In most cases the automated bots responsible for these will try to make just a single post, but earlier this morning we were hit by about 20 spam posts in just a few minutes. Fortunately I was online at the time, so was able to quickly remove these and block the account from posting any more.

In part, this increase in spam is due to the success of the site. The...

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Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2012 by David Goodwin

I've just read about a new GPS app that sounds very interesting.

Called MyWay, it's been developed by the Swiss Federation for the Blind, and supposedly works like Loadstone on Nokia phones.

It is described as a GPS orientation aid which provides distance and directional information to a selected point of interest. These might include an address from your address book or a point on a self-defined route.

A...

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Posted on Wednesday 4 January 2012 by AppleVis

Following a number of requests, we have recently added a new section to the AppleVis site where people can post reviews of accessories that they use with their iDevices.

There are many sites that already offer reviews, but we believe that there are many instances where the insight and experience of a blind or vision-impaired user can offer a perspective not currently available elsewhere.

So, if Santa was...

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Posted on Sunday 1 January 2012 by AppleVis

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...

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Posted on Thursday 29 December 2011 by AppleVis

This month we are encouraging everybody to contact the developers of Words With Friends, and ask that they make this very popular game accessible to all.

Unlike its sister app, Hanging With Friends, this game is currently not playable with VoiceOVer. The developers have made some...

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Posted on Wednesday 28 December 2011 by David Goodwin

When browsing the AppleVis site, be sure to look out for the newly added page element that shows a list of similar content.

This new feature automatically scans the content of the page that you are viewing and creates a list of posts that are similar.

As an example, if you were viewing the entry for a podcast player in the App Directory, the list might contain links to other podcast apps, discussion about the app in the forum, a blog post about podcast apps, and a guide on how...

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Posted on Tuesday 13 December 2011 by AppleVis

We are pleased to announce the launch of the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame, where we will be acknowledging and celebrating the apps that exemplify all that is great about owning an iDevice.

Our goal for the Hall of Fame is to showcase the passion and hard work that app developers put into creating great apps that are fully accessible to VoiceOver users. These apps place powerful tools into the palms of our hands, and give access to services, information, media and entertainment that...

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Posted on Monday 12 December 2011 by David Goodwin

I'm pleased to announce that you can now submit Mac apps to the AppleVis website.

The operation and structure of the Mac App Directory is very similar to the existing directory for iOS apps, and submitting apps is just as quick and easy.

When you visit the Submit Content page, you will now see an additional option to post to the Mac App Directory. The information required when submitting an app is mostly the...

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