I’m thrilled to announce the iOS 16 edition – the tenth – of iOS Access for All: Your Comprehensive Guide to Accessibility for iPhone and iPad is now available. The book covers iOS and iPadOS features through iOS 16.3. I know some of you have waited awhile for this, and I’m grateful for your patience and your enthusiasm. It’s a good update, and the addition of “dot release” coverage brings the word count to a whopping 225,000.
If you purchased any version of the iOS 15 edition after September 12, 2022, your free copy of the new book is on its way.
You will notice a few “big picture” changes to the book. For one thing, the title is a little shorter, with the iPod Touch out of Apple’s product lineup, and no past model offering support for iOS 16. Makes for less awkward sentence construction, which I like. I’ve also adopted a new typeface that’s designed to be easier to read. Atkinson Hyperlegible is freely available from the Braille institute. Though I miss my beloved Futura, I’m excited to make the book easier to read for people with all kinds of vision.
Because this is the tenth edition of iOS Access for All, I’ve also had a cool new cover designed by New York Times bestselling author, Antony Johnston. It’s a little like hiring a painter to take your passport photo, but it is a big anniversary, after all! Please check out Antony’s writing. You’ll also notice that the book cover image comes with detailed alt text, written by a reader.
As usual, the book is fully updated for the latest version of iOS and iPadOS, including coverage of updated accessibility features, like door detection and custom sound recognition. Mainstream features like Focus, Stage Manager and new privacy and security features get their due in these pages, and I cover how Apple has enhanced features in Safari, Mail, Messages, Books, and more.