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Join me for a Live iOS 7 Discussion and Demonstration on Accessible World

I was pleased to be asked by the Accessible World team to present on iOS 7 as part of their popular Tek Talk series. The event will be live at 8 PM Eastern on 30 September. That’s 5 PM Pacific in the US, October 1 at 0 UTC, 1 in the UK. For me it’s …

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The Apple Braille Crisis. It’s Got to be Fixed for the Kids

People from all walks of life, not just blind people, can get extremely partisan about their technology preferences. Anything their team does is unquestionably wonderful, while anything another company does is rubbish, simply by virtue of the fact that it’s the other guys who did it. If you criticise the company such people support, you’ve …

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Interview with Kathryn Ryan on Radio New Zealand National

I’ve always enjoyed Kathryn Ryan’s interviewing style. So it was a pleasure to go into the Radio New Zealand Wellington studios today to meet her and talk accessibility to a mainstream audience. Her questions were excellent, and hopefully introduced more people to the notion of blind people being able to operate a wide variety of …

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Chatting with Alena Roberts on “Triple Click Home”

I’ve followed Alena Roberts on Twitter for a few years now, but have never heard her voice before. So it was great to be asked to chat with her about iOS 7, and in particular, my book “iOS 7 Without the Eye”.  We had a wide ranging discussion about technology, teaching and learning methods, and …

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Will i Upgrade to iPhone 5s? I’m undecided.

There’s a kind of magic about Apple events. It’s almost as if they are a chance for many of us to get in touch with our inner child and behave like a kid at Christmas. There’s much anticipation about what might be under the Apple tree. When we were kids, we’d feel the presents under …

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Pre-order my eBook, ‘iOS 7 without the Eye”,and get 50% off

Edit: the special is now over, but the book is still available at the regular price. Thanks to all who pre-ordered, you are awesome. Apple’s iOS, the mobile operating system powering iPhone®, iPad® and iPod Touch®, is undergoing a significant revamp with the release of iOS 7. The majority of iOS users can see what’s …

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Now Hear This Even Better. A Follow-up

First, heart-felt thanks to everyone who responded to my last blog post on the unique challenges caused by being a blind hearing aid wearer. There’ve been many useful contributions made through the comments. I’ve been particularly moved by some of the private messages I’ve received. If someone like me talking about this issue  publicly has …

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