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★ MRTP 77: Your Thumbs are a Bit Sketchy

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In Episode 77 of The Maccessibility Round Table Podcast, our knights discuss: iTunes home sharing, the iPad air 2, Audio Hijack 3, and the end of TUAW.

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The Round Table is sponsored in part by Draconis Entertainment, developers of high quality audio games for Mac, iOS, and Windows.

★ LookTel Releases Update for LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial

This week, LookTel released a significant update to the free LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial app for iOS. This update adds two new lessons, effectively doubling the apps content.

 

The new lessons cover such things as exploring the phone keypad and in-call screens, as well as answering and sending messages to incoming callers.

 

Two new mini-games are included, as well as a fun interactive scenario simulating an in-call phone directory situation so that customers may become familiar with using the iPhone’s keypad when they may need to interact with such in-call directory systems in real-life.

 

Below is the App Store link and description for the LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial.

 

LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial in the App Store

 

This app provides a basic introduction to VoiceOver and the gestures used throughout iOS. Persons new to VoiceOver and IOS are guided through the tutorial with a pleasant mix of facts and entertainment. Once the app is started with VoiceOver running, the text and elementary games provide a practice of the basic gestures used with VoiceOver and IOS. As each new gesture is introduced, it is accompanied by an interactive practice screen. The core basics are covered:

- tap, double-tap, and split-tap gestures
- flick right and flick left
- two-finger-double-tap
- the rotor gesture
- the up and down flick.
- two-finger single tap
- two-finger flick up and down
- double-tap and hold
- three finger flick up, down, left and right

A VoiceOver Basketball, and a VoiceOver Safe game provide opportunities to practice these core gestures. An explanation of the use each gesture has in IOS is provided, along with a summary of all the gestures introduced in this tutorial.

This app may be used independently by anyone new to VoiceOver and IOS, or within a class, seminar, or introductory instructional setting.

LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial Support

What’s New in Version 4.0

New Chapters 3&4 added - tutorials about the use of the phone.

★ MRTP 76: Half a Dozen Dongles

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In Episode 76 of The Maccessibility Round Table Podcast, our knights discuss: VoiceOver on the Apple Watch, Be My Eyes, Fiery Feeds, Voice Dream Writer, and Audio Hijack 3

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The Round Table is sponsored in part by Draconis Entertainment, developers of high quality audio games for Mac, iOS, and Windows.

★ MRTP 75: Apple M&M’s

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In Episode 75 of The Maccessibility Round Table Podcast, our knights discuss: the new edition of Shelly’s Book, and Marco Arment’s “Functional High Ground” blog post. They end the show with some podcast picks.

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Podcasts mentioned on this episode

  • The Rebound
  • The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
  • Fashionability
  • Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips For Better Writing
  • Radiolab
  • This Is That from CBC Radio
  • Wiretap with Jonathan Goldstein
  • Analog(ue)
  • Clockwise
  • IRL Talk
  • Just the Tip
  • Ask Me Another from NPR
  • Stuff to Blow Your Mind
  • The Birth, Baby, and Life Podcast
  • Serial
  • The Dudley and Bob Morning show from KLBJ
  • The New York Times Book Review Podcast
  • Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast
  • The Warner Archive Collection Podcast
  • Movies for the Blind
  • The Mark and Linda Podcast
  • The DVD Weekly Podcast
  • Window to the Magic

The Round Table is sponsored in part by Draconis Entertainment, developers of high quality audio games for Mac, iOS, and Windows.

★ MRTP 74: My Home Screen Of Awesomeness

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In Episode 74 of The Maccessibility Round Table Podcast, our knights discuss: Apple and accessibility, experiences at Apple retail stores and the Apple Watch. They then proceed to describe their iOS home screen layouts. They end with a round of picks.

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The Round Table is sponsored in part by Draconis Entertainment, developers of high quality audio games for Mac, iOS, and Windows.