Accessible Apple - VoiceOver Remote Control and other exciting updates

Campers at Camp Bowen. From The Camp Bowen Story. 

Campers at Camp Bowen. From The Camp Bowen Story

As many of you may have noticed, I've been awfully quiet up here at Apple World Today. But, before we get down to talking about what I've been up to, I'd like to take the opportunity to reassure you, my readers, that the Accessible Apple and Think Different Thursday columns will be returning to Apple World Today on a normal schedule within the week.

So, now, what have I been up to? First, I've been very busy over at Camp Bowen. We've got some really cool retreats planned for this summer and I look forward to spending time with the team and all of our great campers. For those of you who don't know, Camp Bowen is a summer retreat program for people with visual impairments. We run educational and recreational programs for campers of all ages.

Second, and perhaps of most interest to Apple World Today readers, I've been hard at work developing software that allows VoiceOver to be controlled remotely. Such capabilities are desirable in the following situations:

  1. When one does not have their Mac handy but needs to access information on it.

  2. When a VoiceOver user is remotely supporting another Mac user.

  3. When a blind system administrator is performing remote maintenance.

The tool is now in the alpha testing stage, which means it is currently being tested internally. Soon, there will be a beta program and a crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds necessary for us to complete the software.

Press inquiries about the VoiceOver remote control software can be made by calling +1 (844) 6926936 Ext. 0.

Finally, we at Apple World Today have recently added some new ways to sponsor the stories you love. If you have an accessibility-related product or service you wish to advertise in the Accessible Apple or Think Different columns, we now have $50 and $110 options. This is in addition to our fantastic site-wide sponsorship opportunities.

Thank you for your continued support of Apple World Today and I look forward to continuing to provide timely, interesting and informative news right to your fingertips.

As always, questions and comments are welcome, either on Twitter or in the comment section below.