In this Tech Doctor podcast, Robert and Allison talk with Jeff Bishop, Alex Hall and Michael Doise about the development of the innovative iOS app for the American Council of the Blind called
Jeff Bishop begins by taking us through the basic features and capabilities of the app. Michael Doise, the app’s developer, then talks with us about what it is like to take a set of ideas and turn them into a fully functioning iOS app.
The podcast then moves to a broader discussion of the accessibility of app development for people who are visually impaired and blind. Alex Hall tells us about a tutorial that he has published on
teaching VoiceOver users how to work with Xcode on the Mac. We learn that Apple has made it easy for developers to build VoiceOver accessible apps.
We conclude with the realization that app development is a viable career for blind and visually impaired people. Michael Doise tells us that his company called
is interested in working with blind and low vision Apple developers. We see Apple app development as an excellent career opportunity for qualified blind and visually impaired people.