What’s new in iOS 7 accessibility for individuals who are blind, deaf-blind, or who have low vision

Submitted by cvangerven on Wed, 09/18/2013 – 13:06

By Scott Davert

Introduction

Just like the last several autumn seasons, this one comes with another new iOS release. And just like other releases, this release brings a lot of new features and functions to supported iDevices. Major changes include enhancements to Siri, a new Control Center available from anywhere within the OS giving you instant access to several essential controls, a revamped Notifications Center, and much more. Many blogs and Apple themselves will be highlighting these new enhancements to iOS, so I will not discuss them in great detail. This article, as the title implies, deals with enhancements pertaining to accessibility: specifically, those changes which impact individuals who are blind or deaf-blind. Read the rest of this entry »

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Host an Exchange Student

We invite you to share your life to change another by hosting a
CCI

Greenheart exchange student!
• Make the lifelong dream of an international high school student come true.
• Enrich the lives of your family and those in your community.
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The New iPad

Apple has chosen not to give the new iPad a specific name, and has left it to the rest of us to come up with that moniker. Some people are calling it the “iPad 3”, other’s the “HD iPad”, and still others, the “new iPad”, but despite what you call it, the question remains, is it worth buying?
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REPORT ON THE 2012 GERMAN BLIND FUTSAL BUNDESLIGA

Dates and venues for matchdays in the 2012 Blind Futsal Bundesliga in Germany have been made public.
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Nokia rolls out new screen reader
Source: http://conversations.nokia.com/2011/10/27/nokia-rolls-out-new-screen-reader/

LONDON, United Kingdom – Nokia has announced a screen reader this week at Nokia World 2011, in addition to a number of accessibility apps. These new products matter because they will make it easier for people with disabilities to use Nokia devices.
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The World Blind Union presents

World Congress Braille21
Innovations in Braille in the 21st Century
September 27-30, 2011

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Access2Science
7/14/2011
Today’s post is a guest post by John Gardner on a topic that is especially apt with the preparations for Youth Slam in full swing – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)resources:
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Mobile Speak 5.6 for Symbian
Mobile Speak 5.6 for Symbian is now available
Support for Nokia Internet Radio, global copy & paste shortcuts, support for emoticons, support for Catalan language, support for new firmware versions and more
Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain, July 28th, 2011
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Android apps
Code Factory Releases Two Standalone Accessible Apps for Android: Web Browser & Music Player
More Accessible Apps from Code Factory available through the Android Market
Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain, July 13th, 2011
Code Factory has once again listened to its users and, based on the huge demand, has decided to release Mobile Accessibility’s Web Browser as a standalone accessible app available through the Android Market. In addition, Code Factory also brings users an accessible Music Player which will allow you to play audio files in an accessible way.

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2,900 Delegates to National Federation of the Blind Convention Unanimously Reject Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization
7/7/2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
cdanielsen@nfb.org

2,900 Delegates to National Federation of the Blind
Convention Unanimously Reject
Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization

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