MacVoices #15056: iOS 8 Accessibility with Shelly Brisbin

iOS Access for All  is the newest effort from Shelly Brisbin, and this edition takes on the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8. While Apple is a the top of the heap when it comes to mobile access, Shelly explains why the work is far from over, how some of the accessibility features rank in iOS 8, and features that the “mainstream” audience might think are beneficial are actually something of a detriment. She takes us through a number of examples, educating us about a variety of accessibility issues along the way, and shares some thoughts about the benefits and concerns over Be My Eyes and their iOS app.

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Show Notes:

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Guests:

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.

Links:

Maccessibility Roundtable podcast Be My Eyes