Archive for July, 2014

Learning the Mac and discussing Podcasting Apps

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

In this Tech Doctor episode, Allison and Robert speak with Janet Ingber about her new book. The book is called “Learning the Mac with VoiceOver: A Step-byStep Guide.” The book is available in hardcopy Braille as well as several electronic formats from the
National Braille Press

Robert and Allison share the opinion that this is an excellent book for anyone who wants to learn to use the Mac with VoiceOver. The book certainly can be read cover to cover but is also, thanks to its step-by-step approach an excellent reference resource. The book begins with how to select a Mac and takes the reader through setting up the computer and teaches one how to get around the Mac as well as how to use several very popular built-in applications.

Robert and Allison next discuss the new podcasting app called
They recommend giving Overcast a try especially if you are in to speed listening. They also point out, however, that
is still an excellent app for podcast listening. It offers some advantages not currently available in Overcast. We have found substantial reasons to keep both apps on our devices.


Teaching Excellence

Monday, July 21st, 2014

In this podcast, Allison and Robert have the pleasure of talking with VaShaun Jones the creator of a company called Fedora Outlier. This company is all about teaching you to get the most from your Apple devices.

VaShaun was one of the people who helped Apple make the iPhone accessible in 2009. He realized that accessible Apple technology had the potential to change the lives of blind people. For this to happen, however, people need a systematic and organized way to learn to use this innovative technology. Fedora Outlier is committed to teaching people everything that they need to know to become highly efficient Apple users.

Check out the
for full details on books and materials, one on one teaching, online courses and a lot more. Whether you are just getting started or an experienced Apple user, there will be something for you at Fedora Outlier.


Recovering From a Corrupted Backup

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

In this podcast, Robert apologizes for failing to slow down the speech synthesizer during the LaunchBar demonstration.

Robert And Allison share their opinion that using the iOS auto-update feature is worth the risk of having an app become less accessible after an update.

Finally, Robert describes how he recovered from a situation where his iOS backups became corrupted and he needed to manually setup his devices as if they were new.

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