Third-party custom keyboards were one of the accessibility enhancements that was most anticipated in iOS 8. One of the most popular third-party keyboards is a tap-typing keyboard called Fleksy which boasts a super-accurate autocorrect and many other features. Continue readingiOS 8 Keyboard Review: Fleksy
Third-party custom keyboards were one of the accessibility enhancements that was most anticipated in iOS 8. Unfortunately the current implementation has significant bugs and built-in limitations that make it less useful than hoped in many cases. Continue readingiOS 8 Keyboards for Accessibility
What’s new and different about iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus accessibility, especially as compared to older iPhones and older versions of iOS? Continue readingAccessibility for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Welcome to the brand new iOS 8, which became generally available just yesterday.
As always, users who are champing at the bit for new features have upgraded right away, and users who are more conservative and risk-averse are waiting for 8.0.1, which is sure to have less bugs. This is always true of any large upgrade of any software, and iOS is no exception. But if you’re eager to try out new features, here’s what you can expect in iOS 8 in terms of accessibility … Continue readingiOS 8 Accessibility Roundup
Today Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch, and a brand new ApplePay tap-to-pay system to replace credit cards. Separately and together there are enormous accessibility implications for these announcements, here’s what I’ve put together … Continue readingAccessibility Implications of iPhone 6 Apple Watch Event
The system keyboard in iOS works for a lot of folks, but if you have trouble typing quickly or accurately on your iPhone or iPad, Fleksy might be the right choice for you. Continue readingQuick And Accurate Typing with Fleksy
While accessibility did not command any specific demonstration time at the WWDC keynote this year, Apple’s information hints at many new and exciting universal access features that may come to Macs and iOS devices in the near future. These are the features we could find that appeared to have some bearing on accessibility… Continue readingWWDC 2014: Accessibility Implications Roundup
MacWorld have been running a series on changes that they’d like to see in iOS 8, so far the list has included changes to The Notification Center, Mail, Calendar and Reminders, and Photos and Camera. Today Steven Aquino has added to the series with: iOS 8 changes we’d like to see: Accessibility.
Steve’s article pretty much sticks to two issues – the impact that the iOS 7 redesign had on accessibility, especially for low-vision users, and the fact that the accessibility settings are hopelessly confused and a huge jumble of things put in no particular order and expecting users to find the specific settings they need is unreasonable with the current setup. I agree with Steve that both these issues are vitally important, but I know there are many other accessibility wishes that lots of users have for iOS 8! This article aims to be a more general round-up of wishes for a wide variety of accessibility needs … Continue readingRound-up: iOS 8 Accessibility Wishes