Apple’s Everyone Can Code comes to U.S. schools serving blind and deaf students

Apple’s Everyone Can Code comes to U.S. schools serving blind and deaf students

Apple is teaming up with educators for blind and deaf communities across the U.S. to bring accessible coding to their schools. Beginning this fall, schools supporting students with vision, hearing or other assistive needs will start teaching the Everyone Can Code curricula for Swift, Apple’s programming language.

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 3

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 3

This is the third 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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TextExpander update adds support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

TextExpander update adds support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Bloggers and other full-time writers are big fans of TextExpander (affiliate link), a family of apps and a subscription service from Smile that allows creation of text snippets that can then be expanded by simply typing a shortcut. For example, typing the shortcut "mAS" on my iMac types the phrase "Mac App Store", saving me ten keystrokes every time I put those words into a document. Smile updated TextExpander to version 6.1.3 yesterday, bringing with it support for those lucky folks who own the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

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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 11

Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day 11

This is the eleventh 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.

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

11. A Customizable Rotor for VoiceOver Navigation in macOS

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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 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.

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

9. The Ability to Use the Enhanced Siri Voices in Mac OS with VoiceOver

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day 6

Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day 6

Editor's note: This article was originally scheduled to appear on December 31, but had to be postponed due to technical difficulties. Check later today for the next article in the series.

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: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 1

Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 1

It's that time of year again - another year over and a new one just around the corner! Christmas and several Apple keynotes have all come and gone, and we are now into the 12 Days of Christmas.

This is the first 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. To read last year's requests, just click or tap this link.

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

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VoiceOver for safety and convenience

VoiceOver for safety and convenience

The iPhone is often lauded as being the best phone for users with various special needs. In June 2016, The American Council of the Blind announced that Apple would be receiving its Accessibility Award for the accessibility features in iOS. The settings in Accessibility are extensive and one can customize the iPhone to help with any needs you might have.

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 12

Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 12

Well, it's been fun! This is the twelfth and final post in a 12 part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. Hopefully someone at Apple will read this series and make some of these requests into reality. This series is being written with the help and input of my two best friends, Jessica and Jocelyn Gladysz. On behalf of us and the rest of the Apple World Today team, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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

12. A Voice Store
 

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 3

Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 3

This is the third 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 third request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 1

Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 1

This is the first 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 first request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

1. Accessibility Preference Syncing Via iCloud

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