Maccast 2013.10.13 - Accessibility in iOS 7
- BusyCal has been my “default” calendar on the Mac for years. The transition from Apple’s Calendar app was seamless and I never looked back
- Imports all your data from Calendar and keeps everything in sync, so you are never “locked in”.
- Supports iCloud, Google Calendar and other CalDAV servers and now with BusyCal 2.5 Exchange Support.
- 2.5 is free for all 2.0 owners
- Has a ton of great features and you can full customize it to your way of working
- My favorite feature, and it’s a simple one, is the non-modal info panel. Just like the old iCal. I can edit my events without having to open another window or panel
- Scrolling month and week views, with gesture support if you have a trackpad or Magic Mouse.
- Customize the number of weeks shown in month view
- Scroll by month or “incrementally” a week at a time (just hold the option key while scrolling). Great near the end of a month.
- Get your To-Dos in your calendar. Syncs with Reminders. Show dated to-dos in your calendar on the day they are due.
- Alarms with custom snooze times. Doesn’t have be just be 15-mins, you can choose how long.
- Get weather for the week, show moon phases, add graphics to mark birthdays, holidays, and special events.
- It’s the ultimate calendar app for Mac
- Download a 30-day free trial from busymac.com or buy it on the Mac App Store.
New Features in iOS 7
- Voice Over
- Invert Colors
- Speak Selection
- Speak Auto-text
- What’s the state of support for braille devices? Any changes here?
Text and motion
- Larger Type
- This is what Apple calls “Dynamic Type”
- Same setting as Settings > General > Text Size
- Bold Text
- Increase contrast
- Takes away some of the transparency on backgrounds
- Add darker, or perception of darker, text
- Reduce Motion
- Ask Josh’s opion on montion sickness claims.
- On/Off Labels
- Hearing Aids
- Support for Bluetooth hearing aids
- Hearing Aid Mode, improves audio quality with some hearing aids
- Subtitles & Captioning
- Different Sylets
- Can create your own styles. Font, Backgrounds, color, opacity, highlights
- On screen preview
- LED Flash for Alerts
- I know lots of sighted people who use this
- Mono Audio
- Phone Noise Cancelation
- Mine was ‘On’, but didn’t think I enabled it.
- Audio volume balance
- I don’t understand the ‘grey bar’ that’s offset in the UI
- Guided access
- Allows you to keep the device in a single App and to block out areas for control
- You set a passcode to disable.
- Triple Click the Home button to enter and set up
- Lock out volume, sleep/wake, touch, and motion
Physical and Motor
- Switch Control
- Use an adaptive accessory to control the device
- Can set up different kinds of switches. External, Screen, Camera
- Camera lets you use camera to track head movements and trigger actions.
- Tried this and it game me whiplash
- Assistive Touch
- The “on-screen dot”
- Create custom gestures
- I know people who use this to work around broken physical buttons on their device.
- Record gesture “macros”
- Home-click speed
- Incoming Calls
- Deafult to headset or speaker
- What a “triple-click” activates
- VoiceOver, Invert Colors, Zoom, Switch Control, Assistive Touch
- Settings > Accessibility > Switch Control
- Settings > Accessibility > Assistive Touch
State of Android
- Ask Josh if he knows if things are getting better for users of Android devices.