Tech writer Shelly Brisbin, the author of the new iOS Access for All: Your Comprehensive Guide to Accessibility for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and shares her views on this important aspect of mobile interface design. The discussion includes Shelly’s opinions on which mobile OS is at the top of the accessibility heap, why iPhones are often better than iPads for accessibility-focused users, and how Siri fits into the picture. App picks, an outline of how the book addresses all levels of accessibility challenges and more are all part of this essential discussion on the subject.
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Shelly Brisbin is a writer, editor, podcaster, and cocktail enthusiast. Her current project is iOS Access for All, a comprehensive guide to accessibility for Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The ebook will be published in the spring of 2014. Shelly’s career in tech journalism spans 25 years, 13 books,hundreds of articles and blog posts for leading tech publications, and several stints on the editorial staffs of leading trade publications and Web sites. She served as editor-in-chief of Blogger & Podcaster Magazine, networking editor for MacUser Magazine, and an editor for online learning company, Powered, Inc. and two Hoover’s Web sites. Her podcasts include the award-winning Shelly’s Podcast, and App Store Pundit, an iOS app review show. Her cocktail writing appears on this blog, and at the sadly departed The Spirit World. When she’s not working, Shelly spends time with her husband and cats in Austin, Texas, watches ancient movies, and reads books, many of which are made of paper.