Archive for August, 2015

Journaling About Apple Watch

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Whether or not to purchase an Apple Watch is a personal choice. There are many variables to consider. Fortunately, if you are a VoiceOver user, the Apple Watch is fully VoiceOver accessible.

For folks who would like to learn more about what it is like to use Apple Watch with VoiceOver, Anna Dresner has written a new book, in the style of a journal, describing her first month with the Apple Watch.

In this podcast, Allison and Robert talk with Anna about the book. We all agree that this book is great for people who are considering the watch and for those who already have it but want to brush up on how to get the most out of Apple Watch while running VoiceOver.

As always, Anna writes in her clear easy-to-read style telling us what worked well for her and what didn’t work so well.

At only ten dollars, this is a must have for anyone interested in Apple Watch. To purchase the book and to get more information, go to the
Watching Without Looking
website. Anna will be publishing a free update to the book when Apple Watch OS 2 is released later this year.

Along with Anna’s book, the Tech Doctors recommend the excellent series of podcasts that
David Woodbridge
did covering every aspect of using Apple Watch with VoiceOver. The Tech Doctors also recommend the Apple Watch User Guide available for free in the
iBook store.


Courageous Podcasting

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

In this episode of the Tech Doctor podcast, Allison and Robert have the pleasure of talking with fellow podcaster, technical writer and soon to be app developer Aleen Simms.

Aleen’s podcast called
Less Than Or Equal
has recently become one of Robert and Allison’s favorite podcast.

Aleen talks with people who love what they do but also face adversity because of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability or some other characteristic that results in one feeling marginalized.

This podcast is like a breath of fresh air. Allison and Robert applaud Aleen for her courage, empathy, and straightforward approach to the exploration of these sensitive and complex issues. The Tech Doctors recommend that everyone subscribe and benefit as we do from the Less Than Or Equal podcast.