Apple’s iOS, the mobile operating system powering iPhone®, iPad® and iPod Touch®, has reached its 12th major release. iOS 12 is more powerful, much faster on older devices, considerably more stable, and introduces a few new accessibility enhancements.
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Once again, Jonathan Mosen has written an easy-to-read book unlocking all the magic of the latest iOS. Get up and running quickly and easily with a clearly-written, comprehensive, well-structured guide to all that’s new in iOS 12, written specifically with blind people and assistive technology instructors of the blind in mind.
“iOS 12 Without the Eye” is not a getting started guide for new iOS users. It is a book for those using iOS already, who want to squeeze every bit of functionality from all the new features in this year’s release.
Jonathan Mosen has spent months delving into iOS 12 as it has taken shape, writing up the advertised new features from a VoiceOver user’s point of view, and uncovering a whole bunch of other goodies Apple didn’t talk about when they revealed iOS 12 at WWDC. The results of all that research can be in your hands with a low-cost purchase.
Even if you’ve participated in Apple’s public beta programme, you’ll find some handy hidden tricks by reading “iOS 12 Without the Eye”.
There are plenty of technology blogs out there showcasing some of the new features of iOS 12, but much of this coverage doesn’t look at new features from the perspective of those who use VoiceOver, Apple’s built-in screen reader that makes the operating system accessible to blind people.
There are podcasts demonstrating iOS 12 from the perspective of VoiceOver users, and they are informative free resources. But there are people who want a text-based, searchable, authoritative resource at their fingertips that they can skim at their leisure, and consult when they need to. They find that text lets them go at their own pace, skipping over topics that don’t interest them, concentrating on those items that are important to them. They want clear explanations and step-by-step guides to all the new features from a VoiceOver user’s perspective.
Jonathan Mosen’s “iOS 12 Without the Eye” will get you up to speed in a plain language, easy-to-skim, enjoyable guide.
The eBook gives you a handy guide to the new OS as you install it, and come to grips with all that’s new and all that’s changed. And it’s available right now for purchase and instant download for just $19.95 USD. A single purchase provides instant access to the book in epub and PDF format. Download the individual files, or a zip file containing both. Read it in a variety of apps on your smartphone or PC.
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We’ll start from the install process and provide you with some invaluable information if you’re upgrading to one of the new iPhones without a Home button and sporting Face ID, work our way through the VoiceOver changes, then move onto the new mainstream features from a blindness perspective.
Just some of the chapters in “iOS 12 without the Eye” include:
- A comprehensive summary of accessibility changes, with VoiceOver and beyond.
- Revamped notifications, and how to customise your experience to give you just the information you want.
- Enhancements to Do Not Disturb.
- A comprehensive introduction to the new Screen Time features.
- Big changes to Siri, making it more intelligent and open.
- A thorough guide to the new Shortcuts app from a blindness perspective, including a tutorial on writing a sample shortcut containing a Siri command.
- Privacy and security changes, including integrating third-party password managers like 1Password with iOS.
- Setting up a second Face ID profile.
- The brand-new Voice memos app, now also on iPad and more capable than ever.
- Apple’s new Books app, replacing iBooks.
- Changes to Messages and FaceTime, and dual SIM support in iPhone XS, XS Max and XR
- The new Stocks app.
- Use your phone as an accessible tape measure.
- Much more.
Coming in at just over 34,000 words, “iOS 12 Without the Eye” is a thorough exploration of the operating system.
As the author of many technology books and audio presentations, you can count on Jonathan Mosen to give you the scoop in plain language, with a touch of humour thrown in. It’ll keep you informed and engaged from start to finish.