The following, from SimpleHelp, I have found to be extremely useful:
Please note that in order to use your iOS device as a wireless mouse and/or keyboard for your computer, both the computer and the iOS device must be connected to the same WiFi network.
HOW TO USE YOUR IPHONE, IPOD TOUCH OR IPAD AS A MOUSE AND KEYBOARD ON YOUR MAC OR PC
This tutorial will guide you through the steps to turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a wireless mouse and keyboard you can use to control your Mac or PC. Read the rest of this entry »
With the latest release of TalkBack, Google’s free screen reading solution for the blind and low vision, I now have reasonable access to all areas of my Samsung Nexus S touch-screen-only Smartphone. For the record, this is an unbranded/unlocked GSM device currently running Android version 2.3. In short, this means that the phone has no software interface modifications that some wireless providers insist upon making before agreeing to sell a product.
This is neither good or bad, it just is. In fact, I would argue that for many, the user interface modifications that companies such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless make only serve to enhance the user experience for the average Smartphone owner.
Be that as it may, I prefer the simple, smooth, unencumbered feel of an unlocked/unbranded device. Read the rest of this entry »
In episode 88 of the Candle Shore Podcast, I discussed the fact that, at the time of the podcast, Google Android Touch-Screen only devices were not accessible to the blind and low vision.
I guess Google must have been listening (Smile) because I just installed the latest version of TalkBack, Google’s free screen reading solution for the blind and low vision.
Lookout iOS, Google is on your trail. (Big Smile)
The following is the latest TalkBack documentation posted by Google. Please note that I have done some slight editing and formatting for ease of use.
Android Access: Talkback Refreshed Read the rest of this entry »
Home sharing is one of the most powerful features of iOS so I strongly encourage you to use it whenever possible.
The following steps from SimpleHelp will get you started.
How To Setup and Use Home Sharing With an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch
Previously using the Home Sharing Feature could only be used between computers.
With the iOS 4.3 update you can now stream your iTunes library from computers and your Apple devices…here’s how. Read the rest of this entry »
The following comes to us from SimpleHelp.
How To Delete Multiple Emails At Once On Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
If you have email delivered to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, it can be annoying deleting several emails individually. Here we take a look at how to delete multiple emails at once.
Open your email, and after you checking it, there might be several you’ve already read on your computer, other device, or just want to get rid of. Rather than go through and delete each one individually, you can select several and delete them at once. Open your email and click the Edit button at the top. Read the rest of this entry »
In this approximately 10 minute episode of the Candle Shore Podcast, I offer my opinion as to the current state of Android accessibility for the blind and low vision including Code Factory’s latest offering, Mobile Accessibility for Android as discussed on SeroTalk Tech Chat 93.
Episode: The Truth Behind Android Accessibility For The Blind And Low Vision or What SeroTalk Tech Chat 93 Did Not Tell You
I hope you enjoy this approximately 11 minute episode of the Candle Shore Podcast in which I discuss and present a short DEMO of the most amazing tea maker ever conceived.
Episode: Tea For Me
In this approximately 12 minute episode of the Candle Shore Podcast, I demonstrate how List Recorder, an iOS App, can be used as a virtual teleprompter for the blind and low vision.
Episode: An iOS Virtual Teleprompter For The Blind And Low Vision