iOS 10 Edition Coming This Fall

Posted September 7, 2016 By Shelly

Today, Apple announced a release date for the latest version of iOS. You will be able to update your Apple mobile devices to iOS 10 on September 13. The iOS 10 update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch offers many new and updated features, including enhancements to the accessibility suite. I’m happy to announce that I will publish an updated edition of iOS Access for All that covers all the new iOS 10 goodies. The update is based on the current edition, but is a completely new book, not an addendum to the earlier version.

iOS Access for All (iOS 10 edition) will be available this fall. Anyone purchasing a copy of the current edition from my Web site between September 7 and the release of the updated book will receive the iOS 10 edition free. When the update is ready, you will receive an email from me, with a download link to the new book.

NOTE: I am not able to offer the free iOS 10 update to folks who purchase the book via the Apple iBooks Store, since Apple does not make it possible for me to know who bought the book after iOS 10’s release. If you prefer iBooks, I suggest you wait to buy the iOS 10 edition. iBooks Store buyers will, however, receive any free minor updates I publish during the life of the book.

As always, thanks for your continued support of iOS Access for All. I’m working hard to make this the best, most comprehensive guide to iOS accessibility you can get. I appreciate your patience, as I complete the writing and editing process.

        

iOS 9 Edition Released

Posted March 3, 2016 By Shelly

I’m pleased to announce the release of iOS Access for All: Your Comprehensive Guide to Accessibility for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch (iOS 9 Edition.) Like previous versions of iOS Access for All, this new edition covers all accessibility features in Apple’s iOS mobile operating system.


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About the Book

From the VoiceOver screen reader, and support for hearing aids and closed captioning, Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS, includes features that make it easy for people with a wide range of disabilities to use the company’s popular iDevices. iOS Access for All is the most thorough, hands-on guide to iOS accessibility available. Readers will learn how to set up and use an iOS device in an accessible way, and how to get the most from the suite of apps provided by Apple, and the thousands more that are available from the App Store. The book also introduces mainstream iOS tools, including the Siri voice assistant, that weren’t designed for accessibility, but that nonetheless enhance the productivity and pleasure of disabled users. For more information, read my Welcome post.

About the Author

Shelly Brisbin is a writer, editor, podcaster, and cocktail enthusiast. Her career in tech journalism spans 25 years, 15 books,hundreds of articles for leading tech publications, and several stints on the editorial staffs of leading trade magazines and Web sites. She served as editor-in-chief of Blogger & Podcaster Magazine, networking editor for MacUser Magazine, and an editor for online learning company, Powered, Inc. She currently covers low-vision technology for AccessWorld Magazine.

        

Get Ready for iOS Access for All (iOS 9 edition)

Posted September 16, 2015 By Shelly

Today, Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9. The iOS 9 update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch includes many new and updated features, including enhancements to the accessibly suite. I’m happy to announce that I will publish an updated edition of iOS Access for All that covers iOS 9. The iOS 9 update is a completely new book, based on the current edition, not an addendum to the previous book.

iOS Access for All (iOS 9 edition) will be available soon. Anyone purchasing a copy of the current edition from my Web site between now and the release of the updated book will receive the iOS 9 edition free. When the update is ready, you will get an email from me containing a download link to the updated book.

NOTE: I am not able to offer the free iOS 9 update to folks who purchase the book via the Apple iBookstore, because Apple does not make it possible to determine who bought the book after iOS 9’s release. iBookstore buyers will receive any free minor updates I publish during the life of the boo.

As always, thanks for your continued support of iOS Access for All. I’m working hard to make this the best, most comprehensive guide to iOS accessibility. I appreciate your patience, as I work with, and write about the new software.