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★ MRTP 46 — We’re Going to Kick You Off Twice

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In episode 46 of the Maccessibility Round Table Podcast, our knights discuss the announcements from Apple’s October event, including the new iPadAir, iPad mini with retina, Mavericks, and more.

The Round Table is sponsored in part by Draconis Entertainment, makers of exciting audio games for Mac and Windows.

★ Review - iOS 7 and VoiceOver

As is our custom, we are going to highlight some of the changes to VoiceOver and accessibility in iOS 7 here. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of the differences between versions 6 and 7, but rather a rundown of the most interesting things to expect in this update.

We assume, for the purposes of this look at iOS 7, that you are familiar with VoiceOver and how it works and behaves in previous versions of the operating system.

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★ Direct tv update work around

There has been a fare amount of discussion lately over the new diretTv update. A lot of people are having difficulties after updating when running the app with voiceover. If you run the app with voiceover on the first time it looks like nothing happens. This is I think because of a splash screen that comes up. I have recorded an audio boo with a work around to this problem. This does only effect the running of the app for the first time, this does not effect other features of the app. If you are having trouble with another aspect of this app, it’s not covered here.

Below you will find the audio boo.

→ Apple Accessibility Site Revamped and Updated

Apple products are simple, intuitive, and easy to use. And to help you do more in more ways, a variety of award-winning assistive technologies come standard. So every device not only has accessible features — but accessible principles — built right in.

Nice redesign and updated information on the Apple Accessibility pages. Definitely worth a look.

★ Looktel Money Reader Gains New Currencies

The Looktel Money Reader app for iOS has been updated. It now supports twenty-one different currencies, and boasts improved focussing time. Currencies include:

  • Australian Dollar
  • Bahraini Dinar
  • Brazilian Real
  • Belarusian Ruble
  • British Pound (including new 50 Pound note)
  • Canadian Dollar (including new 20, 50 & 100 notes)
  • Euro
  • Hungarian Forint
  • Israeli Shekel
  • Indian Rupee
  • Japanese Yen
  • Kuwaiti Dinar
  • Mexican Peso
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Polish Zloty
  • Russian Ruble
  • Saudi Arabian Riyal
  • Singapore Dollar
  • United Arab Emirates Dirham
  • United States Dollar