Hello, everyone. Two years and literally thousands of changes later, the second edition of Personal Power is now available. It's an ebook which I wrote and am giving away freely. Basically, the book takes people from setting up their iPhones to thriving in the iOS environment. It teaches how to use VoiceOver, the various parts of iOS, and a whole lot of apps.
In fact, one of my major goals with this book was to point newcomers to a large collection of accessible apps. Many people get discouraged when they purchase apps that don't turn out to be accessible. I hope that this book helps their initial experience be much better than my own was back when I got my iPhone 4.
The book is available in several formats and I hope people will help me make it available in even more. For now, I recommend the EPUB version. It has an interactive table of contents. That's helpful when you're dealing with a book over 310000 words long. I've also included the MS Word version, PDF, and a plain text version in Markdown format. This last one has number signs or hashes before each section and subsection. If the EPUB version doesn't work for you, this would at least let people skip over sections which didn't interest them.
I made the mistake of uploading the first edition directly onto the site. Given its size, this caused the Applevis staff a bit of unintended trouble. Far be it from me to cause the same kind of chaos twice. This time, I've put everything up on a shared Google Drive folder. I hope people don't find it difficult to obtain whichever version of the guide they want from there. Feel free to post and share this with whoever you feel might benefit from it. The more blind people who stay and thrive using iOS, the better off we'll all be. Some people have expressed frustration with retrieving the guide directly from the Google Drive folder. I've therefore updated the link to point to my blog posting which contains direct links to each of the files available. I'll try and keep that updated as more formats become available. The link to the guide is: http://michaelfeir.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-second-edition-of-personal-power.html?m=1