My beginning explorations about less visual alternatives to spreadsheets for screen reader users

Posted on December 12, 2018 Almost 2 weeks ago  I was listening to the Mac Power Users podcast with David Sparks and Katie Floyd, the episode had one of the best titles I'd ever seen,  "My Life Is a Subscription" this could be a blog rant all by itself, but what they wanted the listener … Continue reading My beginning explorations about less visual alternatives to spreadsheets for screen reader users

How I got past an accessibility snag buying a book on the Pragmatic PRogrammer’s site

Posted on November 28, 2018 Two days ago I was reading some tweets and read one advertising a great deal. I know, the deal is probably over by the time most people read this post, but the books are still worth considering. :Brian P. Hogan - : Hey folks. You can pick up my new … Continue reading How I got past an accessibility snag buying a book on the Pragmatic PRogrammer’s site

A much improved way to spell check documents using VoiceOver on iOS beginning with iOS 12.1

Posted on November 6, 2018 There was a way, reproducible though not very convenient to spellcheck documents in iOS 11 using VoiceOver and at the time I thought it was cool though somewhat difficult to remember, but wrote a blog post about it anyway. A big thank you to Scott Davert, who discovered that in … Continue reading A much improved way to spell check documents using VoiceOver on iOS beginning with iOS 12.1

Another post I wrote with additional thoughts about Apple’s Face ID

Posted on October 1, 2018 Two weeks ago, I wrote about how I strongly dislike Apple's Face ID; and although some in the blind community have agreed with my thoughts, there are also some who do not. They say "oh Face ID is just fine and it's accessible," etc. Accessible for sure, but not efficient; … Continue reading Another post I wrote with additional thoughts about Apple’s Face ID

My thoughts about how as a VoiceOver user, Face ID although accessible is not very efficient

Posted on September 13, 2018On January 9, 2007 Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone, but I wasn't sucked into his reality distortion field quite yet. My friend Nathan Klapoetke was ecstatic about it though and told me later that day when reinstalling Windows for me that he couldn't wait to buy one; that was a … Continue reading My thoughts about how as a VoiceOver user, Face ID although accessible is not very efficient

Technology for most is a nice thing to have, but for those with disabilities, how huge of a game changer technology is in improving their lives cannot be exaggerated

Posted on July 6, 2018 As I wrote about in my last post, technology in its most basic definition is an innovation which makes some task easier, and for most of us that is most of the time, the case; but for people with disabilities, it is way more than that.Technology helps us get places … Continue reading Technology for most is a nice thing to have, but for those with disabilities, how huge of a game changer technology is in improving their lives cannot be exaggerated