How setting up iOS devices with a wired USB keyboard is way more efficient for me

When I bought my first iPhone, an iPhone 3GS the first text message I tried to send got a response from a friend saying they couldn't read it because of so many mistakes in it. It took me 3 weeks before I could type anything mostly legible. I have never liked or been fast at … Continue reading How setting up iOS devices with a wired USB keyboard is way more efficient for me

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

How I discovered that the audio in Live Photos can help blind people identify and organize them

Posted on May 17, 2018 When Apple announced live photos along with their iPhone 6s in 2015 almost everyone I know or read thought they were nothing more than a stupid gimmick, and promptly turned them off. It took 2 plus years before advantages of Live Photos started to show up as mentioned by Allison … Continue reading How I discovered that the audio in Live Photos can help blind people identify and organize them

How to accessibly and reliably spell check documents on iOS devices with VoiceOver

Posted on October 5, 2017 Although I guess possible on older versions of iOS, until iOS 11, spell checking documents on iOS devices was extremely difficult with the screen reader¬†¬†Voiceover. Occasionally when browsing around a document if VoiceOver said a word was misspelled you could maybe get suggestions if you happened to be exceptionally lucky. … Continue reading How to accessibly and reliably spell check documents on iOS devices with VoiceOver

A virtually unknown iOS VoiceOver feature, automatically announcing the time every minute

As an iOS VoiceOver user, several years ago I discovered that if I touched the clock status bar item VoiceOver would continue to automatically announce the time until interrupted by touch or certain incoming notifications. I can't remember exactly when this became a feature, but it was more than 3 years ago, and I've never … Continue reading A virtually unknown iOS VoiceOver feature, automatically announcing the time every minute