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Posted on Monday 10 February 2014 by Craig Werner

Note October 17, 2016: a new and updated guide on iOS text editors is now available here.

Introduction

iPhone and iPad users have a bewildering abundance of plain text editors from which to choose. For projects not requiring complex formatting, there's really no need to bother with a word processor. Devotees of minimalism will revel in...

10 Comments : Last update or comment 2 years 4 months ago.
Posted on Saturday 8 February 2014 by mehgcap
Intro

So, you're a developer of Apple software. You've followed Apple's guidelines for making your iOS app accessible , or making your OSX app accessible to Voiceover users. Your controls are labeled, you have hints set up, you have things grouped into containers, and you've made sure everything plays nice when Voiceover is running. First of...

9 Comments : Last update or comment 2 years 4 months ago.
Posted on Sunday 26 January 2014 by Piotr Machacz
Introduction

iWork 13 was a big update. One that excited blind people, and at the same time annoyed power users. Because the iWork apps were rewritten from scratch, not every feature was included at first. One of these features is assigning hotkeys to styles, which later was brought back in an update. A couple times I’ve seen people asking how...

5 Comments : Last update or comment 2 years 4 months ago.
Posted on Friday 24 January 2014 by mehgcap
What Are Tags?

Starting in macOS 10.9 Mavericks, files could be given one or more "tags", to help users keep things organized. A tag is simply a text label you can assign to a file, letting you organize your files with categories instead of, or in addition to, folders. For example, a student might have a science folder, holding a textbook,...

0 Comments : Last update or comment 5 years 5 months ago.
Posted on Thursday 21 November 2013 by blindgator
As VoiceOver users on the Mac, we all love short cuts. They make our life and computer experience easier. Most of us are familiar with the basics, when in mail Command N for a new message, and Command Shift D to send that message. We have to learn all of these keyboard commands to use our Macs. I am here to tell you that once you have gotten...
12 Comments : Last update or comment 2 years 4 months ago.
Posted on Saturday 16 November 2013 by WildmanJoe
Though I’m not always the best writer, I do enjoy writing down my thoughts from time to time. There’s just one problem with that. It’s not secure. Sure, there are all kinds of apps for the mac and your I device that allow you to journal. However, most of the apps I have seen are only somewhat usable, or just way too fancy for what I want to do. I...
0 Comments : Last update or comment 2 years 4 months ago.
Posted on Wednesday 30 October 2013 by Special K
The other day, a few folks and I were comparing stories about switching to a Mac, and trying to build a case for some others to switch as well. The greatest complaint that evening was how Voiceover is less responsive than a screen reader in Windows. This got me to thinking of what the differences were, and through experimentation, have figured out...
7 Comments : Last update or comment 2 years 4 months ago.
Posted on Sunday 13 October 2013 by Christopher Gilland
A lot of people have been asking me how to use both the auto correct and also the check spelling options in I O S. I've been told about the podcast done by Marco, and the few guides which have been posted up here, but all of them seem to not be very intuitive. For this reason, I'd like to do my absolute best to try explaining this a bit more...
12 Comments : Last update or comment 3 years 7 months ago.
Posted on Sunday 6 October 2013 by Walei
Hello, I recently discovered a new way of scrolling and thought it was a bug until I read it in Apple's iPhone User Guide. I also wanted to post it because I couldn't find anything about it on AppleVis so forgive me if I'm repeating something that's already known. Instead of using 3 fingers to scroll, I've been able to scroll by using one...
1 Comments : Last update or comment 2 years 4 months ago.
Posted on Thursday 3 October 2013 by Scott Davert
To complete this process, you must have agreed to the BARD Service agreement, and be signed in to a BARD account. This will not work for people who do not have accounts with the national Library Service for the Blind and Physically handicapped . For more info on whether you qualify, and to apply if you do, see the Bard main page Note that the...
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