In our first podcast of the new year, Jamie, Ricky and Joe ring out the old year and bring in the new with a few surprises thrown in along the way. Stories addressed in this episode include:
From Mike Arigo
Hey, merry Christmas to everyone!
I also think the Kindle app needs to be accessible on all platforms, I don’t think anyone will be opposed to that. Joe is right, to say that something is accessible on the platform you use is sufficient is narrow minded to say the least.
Regarding the new mobile accessibility, about the only thing it may provide now for a jellybean user is better braille display support.
Google has released a beta of braille back that now provides grade 2 braille, so that is covered. Other than that, I can’t think of any reason to spend $100 on it. Jellybean provides everything that mobile accessibility provides. If someone still has a phone running gingerbread, it might be worth considering. Since I had purchased it previously, I tried it, the screen reader part of it does work with jellybean gestures now so that’s a good thing. I ended up uninstalling it though because it didn’t offer any advantage.
Blog Comment: Niral Sheth
ITunes 11 has some challenges.
It is impossible to get to the universal access button through the summery tab in iTunes 11. I was on the phone with a senior level technitian for over an hour and we got no where. Finally I decided to just restore back from my previous settings. Please get on Apple and tell them that we need to see the universal button in a easier way.<