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Creating Engaging Adapted CVI-Friendly Books with Nothing but Free Apps and an iPad

As teachers of the visually impaired, we are always looking for efficient and inexpensive ways to adapt materials for our students with CVI.  This is...
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iOS 11.4 software update

iOS 11.4 was publicly released on May 29, 2018. This is expected to be the last release before iOS 12. Currently, no new accessibility-related bugs have been...
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Creating an Accessible Bar Chart in the Pages App: iOS 11

Here are step-by-step directions on how to create a bar chart in the Pages app. There are a few minor changes in iOS 11 from previous versions. Bar charts...
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Teaching Positions in a Table: iOS Activity

As an educator working with students who are visually impaired or blind, I am always looking for digital resources to teach young students about math concepts...
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Pages: iOS 11

The Pages app had a major overhaul in iOS 11. If you are like me, it is hard to find time to explore all the new features on your own! As an educator with a...
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Reach Out and Touch the new Braille Features in iOS 11: AppleVis

Scott Davert with AppleVis shares his informative podcast about the iOS 11 changes for braille display users. The podcast includes step-by-step braille display...
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Accessibility Fixes in iOS 11.2

In December, Apple released iOS 11.2; this release includes a number of accessibility fixes. Included in AppleVis' list of fixes are several important braille...
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New VoiceOver Gestures with the iPhone X

The iPhone X is now available - without the Home button.  So how do you perform the actions that used to be done with the Home button? Side button replacing...
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What's New with VoiceOver in iOS 11

iOS 11 have a number of new VoiceOver features that are well described and demonstrated in the video below.  Using a braille display? New braille display...
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What's new in iOS 11 Accessibility

There are numerous accessibility features in iOS 11 that have rarely been discussed. Scott Davert, blogger for AppleVis, thoroughly examines iOS 11...
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iPad vs PC (Round 2)

About a year ago, I wrote a piece concerning the capabilities of an iPad as a computer replacement. A couple weeks ago, I purchased an iPad Pro for my...
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Located Purchased Apps in iOS 11: VoiceOver Bug

There are times that I have purchased an app and found that it was not what I needed or that I no longer use that app regularly. As an educator, I have lots of...
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Before updating to iOS 11

OS 11 will be released on September 19 - here are some things you should know before you update!  As always, new features can also mean new bugs. For many who...
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Apple September Event

On September 12th Apple unveiled a slew of new products. There was much hype for this keynote, but the question is, was that hype equal to what was announced?...
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Instructions on how to use new features of iOS 11

You have heard the buzz about iOS 11 with the "new dock", "new Control Center", "multitasking", and "split View", but what are these things? Below is a quick...
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Accessibility of iPhone X (Face ID and no Home button)

Each year, Apple showcases their new products at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) event.  During the 2017 WWDC, which is the 10th anniversary of the...
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Apple's Videos about iOS 11

In preparation for the upcoming release of iOS 11, Apple has created a series of videos introducing new iOS 11 features.   The Dock has new features including...
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iOS 11 Review

On June 5th, Apple hosted their annual World Wide Developer Conference where they unveiled the latest iterations of macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and iOS. In this post...