MacVoices #16082: Shelly Brisbin Revises and Expands iOS Access for All

Shelly Brisbin  has updated and expanded iOS Access for All, bringing it to the third edition, and addressing changes and updates in iOS 9. She discusses some of the changes and improvements in this version of iOS, and how the book has been re-structured to make finding specific information easier. Shelly also discusses some of her favorite apps that rank high in accessibility, why some features are often viewed as “secret” by the main stream audience, and why we can all benefit from those features regardless of whether we define ourselves as “part time” or “full time” accessibility users.

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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.  

iOS Access for All (iOS 9 Edition) – Shelly Brisbin  


Slack – Team Communication – Slack Technologies, Inc.

Twitterrific 5 for Twitter – The Iconfactory

Tweetings for Twitter (iPhone & iPod touch edition) – DW:design

Overcast: Podcast Player – Overcast Radio, LLC

Instapaper – Instapaper Holdings, Inc.

Voice Dream Reader – Voice Dream LLC

Byword – Metaclassy, Lda.


Blindfold Games

Google app — Search made just for mobile – Google, Inc.  

HOUND – Voice Search & Assistant, hands-free speech recognition – SoundHound, Inc.

Cortana – Microsoft Corporation

Amazon Echo