Announcing The iOS 13 Edition: The Biggest Book Yet

I’m working hard on an updated edition of iOS Access for All: Your Comprehensive Guide to Accessibility for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. iOS 13 is a major update for Apple’s mobile OS, and so, the book is bigger, too. And I’m taking the opportunity to rearrange some existing elements to better organize my coverage of both accessibility features, and the rest of what’s new in iOS. There’s one completely new chapter, covering iPadOS, and significantly expanded coverage in several others.

Many of you have already downloaded iOS 13, and even purchased new iPhones or iPads. So where’s the new book, you’re wondering. Truth is, a book this size takes a while to write, edit, check for accuracy, and update based on last-minute changes made to software as it ships. I expect to release iOS Access for All (iOS 13 edition) in mid-November.

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As in years past, I want to be sure that anyone who wants a copy of the new book can get it as soon as it’s ready. So, if you buy the iOS 12 edition between now and the day I release the iOS 13 edition, I’ll send the new book to you free. Unfortunately, I can’t offer this deal if you buy the book via the Apple Book Store.

Thank you to the many loyal readers who have purchased multiple editions of iOS Access for All over the years. And if you’re someone who skips a version now and then, let me tell you; this is the year to get a book!

Finally, people have expressed interest in having both the ePub and PDF editions of the book, for one price. I’ll add that option when the iOS 13 book is ready. For $30, you’ll have access to a single zip archive containing both. So if you want both formats, wait for November and the new edition. If you buy before then, you’ll receive your choice of ePub of PDF.

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iOS 12 Edition Released

I’m pleased to announce the release of iOS Access for All: Your Comprehensive Guide to Accessibility for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch (iOS 12 edition).. This is the sixth edition of my book, and it’s fully updated for iOS 12.1. The book has grown along with Apple’s mobile software – its 168,000 words, with a page count that varies, but that’s between 700 and 800 pages on many platforms. But more important than word or page count, iOS Access for All remains the most comprehensive iOS accessibility resource anywhere!

iOS Access for All guides you step-by-step through Apple tools designed or people with blindness, low-vision, hearing impairments, and motor disabilities. Readers also learn how to make the most of all apps included with iOS. You will also find reviews of over 100 outstanding App Store apps that happen to be accessible.

  • New chapter: For the iOS 12 edition, there’s a new chapter covering system-level iOS features. Some of this information was available for VoiceOv er users in earlier editions, but I’ve both added more system coverage, and broadened it out to be of value to all readers.
  • All the gestures: Whether your iOS device has a home button or not, or uses multitasking gestures or not, we’ve got you covered. If you’re confused about which gesture works with which device, and how you gestures vary when VoiceOver is on, don’t be.
  • Shortcuts: The Siri chapter now includes an introduction to the new Shortcuts app. As you’ll learn, you don’t need Siri to use shortcuts, but if you want to automate your life and gain accessibility benefits too, you can find out how in these pages.
  • Apps with new faces: Apple has updated a number of the apps it provides with iOS, In a few cases, that means accessibility improvements, too.
  • Right up-to-date: iOS 12 has been characterized as a performance upgrade. Though it only includes a few new accessibility features, you’ll find them all described here, along with new and updated features that touch your accessible iOS experience.

Get the book in ePub format for $25US from this site. You can also purchase it from the Apple Books Store. A PDF version is coming soon. This site has lots more info, including a sample chapter, complete table of contents and testimonials from readers. And read my Welcome post.

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