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Braille Display and iOS 14.4 bug

If you or your student uses a braille display with an iOS device, do NOT update to iOS 14.4!  Currently, there is a bug with iOS 14.4 that is causing users to...
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Connection Issues with Mantis Q40 and Chameleon 20

APH shared the following information: We have identified connection issues for the Mantis Q40 and Chameleon 20 after upgrading to iOS 14.4. We recommend that...
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iOS 14: Screen Recognition

What if . . . everything on the screen was labeled correctly for VoiceOver? What if every button, icon, image and element is accessible? iOS 14 incorporates on...
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Word Melodies: Emerging Reading and Writing App

Update: 4/8/20 Word Melodies version 1.0.1 is now available in Google Play as well as in the App Store. This new release fixed the bugs mentioned below. I am...
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Book Creator Accessibility Updates

Book Creator is a simple tool that educators, family members, and students frequently use to create fun digital books. Book Creator's latest update included...
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Using a Braille Display on iOS: An Introduction

AppleVis continues to be a wonderful resource for learning about Apple products and the accessibility of these products. Scott Davert reports about using a...
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Accessibility Bugs in iOS 13

iOS 13 will be publicly released on September 19, 2019. Beta testers have been evaluating and reporting accessibility bugs and Apple developers are working...
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Sneak Peak at iOS 13!

iOS 12 focused on "under the hood" features. iOS 13, however, is ". . . easily the most power-user-focused iOS update that we have seen in the history of the...
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iOS 12.1 Misspelled Words

Misspelled words is an iOS feature that alerts users to - you guessed it - misspelled words! A word that is misspelled will visually have a dotted red line...
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iOS 12.1 updates

Today (10/30/18) Apple releases iOS 12.1 to the public with Group FaceTime, new Emoji, and some fixes for VoiceOver and Braille Users. AppleVis reports several...
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AccessNote Will No Longer Be Supported

AFB announcement 2/14/18: When AccessNote was released in 2013 we were proud to be the first fully accessible note-taking app available. We are excited to find...
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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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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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iOS 11 preview of new accessibility features

During the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple revealed a number of new accessibility features for Apple products that are anticipated to be...
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Apple Introduces their New Accessibility Website

Accessibility continues to remain a top priority with Apple;  Apple kicked off the October "Hello Again" press event with a video highlighting built-in...
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Control Center: iOS 10

With a swipe of your finger, the Control Center gives you instant access to the most important controls on your iOS device.  To access the Control Center,...
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Correcting VoiceOver Pronunciations: iOS 10

Screen readers do an amazing job pronouncing most words; however, there are some words - especially names - that are mispronounced.  iOS 10 has a new feature...
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Accessibility Bugs in iOS 10 for Blind and Low Vision Users: AppleVis

Anxiously trying to decide whether to upgrade to iOS 10?  Read what the experts at AppleVis say about the currently known iOS 10 bugs along with work arounds...
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Blindfold Games - 40 games and growing

At Blindfold Games, we're building audio games for visually impaired kids, teens and adults. Since 2013, we've created over 40 games that are enjoyed...