During this hour, Robert has a fascinating conversation with, Jolie Mason, the founder and program director of the Los Angeles Radio Reading Service. The LA Reading Service can be heard world wide on an iOS app called
In addition to her radio reading service work, Jolie hosts a radio show on a Los Angeles radio station
The show is called “Access Unlimited” and can be heard online by going to the KPFK site.
Jolie is an enthusiastic iPhone user but did express some frustration with the fact that VoiceOver users are required to use different gestures than those that are used by sighted iPhone users. Robert mentions a new book that teaches iPhone VoiceOver users everything they need to know. The book is available from the National Braille Press and is called
Getting Started with the IPhone and iOS 5 for Blind Users
Jolie and Robert discuss an excellent website filled with information about Apple accessibility. The site is called
There is a new iOS, Android and PC app that allows people to voice chat with other users of the app throughout the world. It has become very popular with blind people. The app is called
One thing that can quickly become a problem is finding a particular app on your iPhone. This problem occurs once you have dozens of apps. Jolie describes her excellent system for organizing and categorizing all of her apps.
Finally, Jolie and Robert discuss some of their favorite apps for learning about birds and for using the iPhone in the kitchen. Here are the links to some really great birding apps.
Chirp Bird Songs USA +
iBird Explorer Pro
Here are the links to the cooking and shopping apps that Jolie described.
Crock-Pot Virtual Cooking Timer
My visit with Jolie was delightful. I only hope you enjoy it as much as I did.