Archive for April, 2015

Keeping Up in the Information Age

Monday, April 20th, 2015

In this podcast, Allison and Robert begin with a brief discussion of the Apple Watch. They describe their experience of ordering online in the middle of the night.

The remainder of the podcast focuses on the tools and strategies that Robert and Allison use to keep up with the ever-changing world of accessible Apple technology.

Robert briefly demonstrates speed listening with the popular podcasting client called

Next, strategies for working with email lists are explored.

Twitter is next discussed as a major tool for keeping up with technology news.

Finally, Robert talks about RSS. Explaining what it is and how it works. He demonstrates an accessible RSS client for iOS called
Fiery Feeds.

Allison and Robert sincerely appreciate the excellent work that the Fiery Feeds developer did to make this app work fabulously with VoiceOver.


Amadeus Pro Maestro

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Allison and Robert have the pleasure of spending this hour with Jonathan Mosen.

We discuss Jonathan’s new audio tutorial
Become an Amadeus Pro Maestro

Amadeus Pro is a very accessible multitrack audio editor for the Mac. This application is excellent for producing everything from ring tones to an excellent podcasts. Jonathan starts with the basics but goes on to teach advanced audio editing skills. If you want to record and edit audio or even digitize your cassette or vinyl collection, this tutorial teaches you how.

Jonathan is an excellent instructor and a master at audio production. It is great to see just how much can really be done with Amadeus Pro and VoiceOver on the Mac.

Thanks Jonathan. We are thrilled that this tutorial is now available for Mac users.


Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 8

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

In this podcast, Allison and Robert talk with Anna Dresner about the latest edition of her book Getting Started with the iPhone which has been updated to cover version 8 of Apple’s iOS operating system. Anna provides the new user with a step-by-step approach to getting started. There is plenty in this book for the iPhone veteran as well. We spend time talking about the new Braille features and we look at how the new phones have changed the screen layout to include extra icons and even adds additional keys to the virtual keyboard. Anna discusses some of the bugs that were fixed in iOS 8 and we talk about how Apple accessibility is maturing.

Robert and Allison continue to believe that this is an essential book for any blind iPhone user who wants to get the most out of his or her phone. The book is available in several formats from
The National Braille Press.

Thanks Anna. We are grateful that you keep this book up-to-date.