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Apple Accessibility for the Blind or low vision

iSee - Using various technologies from a blind persons perspective. David Woodbridge

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Apple Accessibility for the Blind or low vision

    Demo of the HomePod Mini using VoiceOver

    Demo of the HomePod Mini using VoiceOver

    In this demo, I give a physical description of the HomePod Mini, and take you through a number of Hey Siri functions including playing music/podcasts, radio stations, intercom, and transferring audio/phone call between my iPhone and the HomePod Mini band back again.
    Great small speaker. 

    • 20 min
    M1 Mac miniDemo using VoiceOver

    M1 Mac miniDemo using VoiceOver

    • 34 min
    Initial play around with iOS 14.2 and Watch OS 7.1 - Intercom between HomePod, Apple Watch, and iPhone

    Initial play around with iOS 14.2 and Watch OS 7.1 - Intercom between HomePod, Apple Watch, and iPhone

    • 8 min
    Demo and Review of the Beats Flex from Apple, $79Au, worth every dollar.

    Demo and Review of the Beats Flex from Apple, $79Au, worth every dollar.

    • 19 min
    Demo of settting up a GMT multi Time Zone Apple Wwatch Face

    Demo of settting up a GMT multi Time Zone Apple Wwatch Face

    In this demo, I show you how to go about setting up an Apple Watch Face with multiple Time Zones.
    I find this type of Watch Face handy when I have to contact folks in different Time Zones.

    • 12 min
    Audio blog - the What,When, and Why I use an Apple Watch (David Woodbridge October 2020)

    Audio blog - the What,When, and Why I use an Apple Watch (David Woodbridge October 2020)

    Features and Benefits  of the Apple Watch
     
    This document is all about the Apple Watch, what things you or I may use it for, and some tips along the way.
    As I am a VoiceOver user, you can pretty much assume I’m going to be referencing and or using VoiceOver all the time smile.
     
    Enjoy.
     
    David Woodbridge
     
    Choose from the Apple Watch S3 (WiFi  only), SE or S6 cellular or WiFi (SE no blood oxygen sensor).
     
    Overall the main physical difference between the Apple Watch S3 and the newer models besides the screen size etc, is the rectangular Side button, which is located next to the round Digital Crown (in old terms the winder) on the right side of the watch. On the S3 it feels like a normal button, whilst the newer models have the Side button flush to the case.
     
    On the opposite side to the Side button and Digital Crown, you have the speaker and microphone.
     
    If you are on an S3 and thinking about updating, the performance difference is remarkable with Siri, Voiceover, apps loading etc.
     
    Change your own Watch bands to feel stylish, and more importantly, it is very easy to slip off and on watch bands when ever you feel like it.
     
    If you turn the Apple Watch over, on the back, just in front of where the left and right sides of the band connect, there is an indented rectangular button, press this in and then slide the band to either side of the watch to remove either side.
    To put a watch band on, the connectors that slide in to the watch have a pop-up button in the middle, have this facing up as you slide the connecter in to the slot on the side of the watch, when the connecter is all the way in to the slot, the pop-up button will engage and lock the band in place.
     
    Check out what Watch bands are available in the Apple Store app on the iPhone.
    My favourite bands are the Link Bracelet,Leather loop, and the nylon hook and loop band.  
     
    If you have watch bands from the S1, 2 or S3, these bands will still fit the S4, 5, S6 or Se: i.e. 38mm-42mm or 40mm-44mm.
     
    Apple Watch SE and S6 give you all day coverage, and you can fast charge for an hour to get a bit more juice when you need it.
     
    If the Apple Watch is off, hold in the Side button for 2 seconds then release.
    If the Apple Watch is on, turn it off by holding in the Side button, Power Off screen will appear, and choose Turn Off.
    In this Power Off screen, there is also Medical ID, and Emergency SOS.
    Note - when the battery of the Apple Watch gets low, in the Power Off screen you can also choose Power Saving mode, this does not work with voiceOver as everything is turned off besides just the time.
    If you accidntally turn on Power Saving mode, press and hold the Side button to exit.
    Note - if you can’t see and you are wondering whether the Apple Watch is turning on, use the Seeing AI app from Microsoft on your iPhone, choose the Light channel, rest the camera on top of the Apple Watch screen, and then as it starts up it will recognise light coming from the screen.
    Usually the Apple Watch has a good amount of charge when you first get it.
     
    Setup of the Apple Watch is done within the Watch app of the iPhone and all functions within the app are fully accessible.
    With an initial setup of an Apple Watch, you have to aline the stars on the Apple Watch face with a coloured square on the iPhone screen within the Watch app, if you can’t do this, you can also do this part manually where you type in a Apple Watch ID pairing number.
     
    Remember that whilst a number of options within the Watch app are mirrored on the Apple Watch where you can also make changes, you have much more finite control in the Watch app.  For example, choosing different watch faces within the Watch app along with a description of the actual watch face.
     
    If you have more than one Apple Watch, you can setup auto switching within the Watch app so that when you put another Apple Watch on, it will au

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Evaberg ,

Awesome podcast

This podcast is very helpful. I learned a lot when it comes to understanding the Mac with voiceover. You are very much appreciated for what you do. Thank you.

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