Apple World Today adds audible articles for vision-impaired readers

Apple World Today adds audible articles for vision-impaired readers

Thanks to a reader with vision issues who asked for our site to be more accessible, we are happy to announce the addition of a new tool to the Apple World Today website. This tool, WebsiteVoice, reads any article or article excerpt with a click on the speaker icon that is visible on the left side of each story. WebsiteVoice works with both macOS and iOS browsers, so all of our friends who would like to listen to articles rather than read them can listen on many Apple devices.

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Apple World Today News Update: March 2, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 2, 2018

On today's News Update podcast, we give you three stories that deal with Apple competitors Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft. Please note that the podcast will be on spring break until March 14.

  • Facebook is testing a new feature that could make it easier to post your status to your News Feed: something called Voice Clips. It lets users record short audio clips that friends and family can then listen to.
  • Amazon's Alexa digital assistant went mute for a while today after a data center issue caused a regional outage of Amazon Web Services
  • Apple's wonderful accessibility features for the vision impaired and blind received a boost today from Microsoft with the Redmond, Washington company's new Soundscape app for iPhone
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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 12

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 12

This is the twelfth and final post in this year's edition of our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 8

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 8

This is the eighth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 6

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 6

This is the sixth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 2

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 2

This is the second post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors. 

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AWT TV Episode 25: October 17, 2017

AWT TV Episode 25: October 17, 2017

Wow - hard to believe that we're already up to our 25th episode of AWT TV! It's a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software.  

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas...Day 13

Today is the day Christmas is celebrated in Ukraine and several other countries around the world. In honour of Ukrainian Christmas, we have one final request to round out this year, making this the thirteenth and final post in our annual 12-part (usually!) series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year.

This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

For the thirteenth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

13. Ukrainian Text to Speech Voices for all Apple Devices

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day 12

Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day 12

This is the twelfth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year.

This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

Be sure to check back later today for a special edition post! For the twelfth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

12. Some Good Old Bug Fixes

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 10

Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 10

This is the tenth post in a 12 part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being written with the help and input of my two best friends, Jessica and Jocelyn Gladysz.

For the tenth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

10. Scripts Store

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 9

Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 9

This is the ninth post in a 12 part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being written with the help and input of my two best friends, Jessica and Jocelyn Gladysz.

For the ninth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

9. Custom Ringtones and Vibration Patterns that Sync Across Devices

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 5

Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 5

This is the fifth post in a 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being written with the help and input of my two best friends, Jessica and Jocelyn Gladysz.

For the fifth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

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