We're Abnormal People

This week, Steven and Ben talk more about iOS 7.1's Accessibility features, Steven's accessibility-as-innovation blog post, and the accessibility tables at Starbucks.

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It's About Trying to Prove You're Human

This week, Steven and Ben discuss the many Accessibility changes in iOS 7.1, the accessibility nightmare of captchas, and Steven laments CarPlay's utter uselessness to his life.

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I Can See Your Reflection In The Photo

This week, Steven and Ben discuss Steven's latest Tech.pinons piece and Microsoft's Surface ads, the difference between Apple and Microsoft's marketing, and reflect upon the first twelve episodes of the podcast and what the future holds.

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Net Negative

This week, Steven and Ben discuss the rumored larger iPhones, Accessibility support on Android, the effect of non-standard speech on Siri's speech parser, and follow up on cognition as accessibility. 

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Throwing in the Kitchen Sink

This week, Steven and Ben talk accessibility myths, the importance of acknowledging cognitive delays when considering accessible design, the purpose of accessibility software, and the new iPad Air ad.

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Steven: Yeah. And you know this conversation has actually brought up a second myth that I think is wrong. I sort of touched on it - the idea that accessibilty is just physical.

That in and of itself is a myth. But also, the fact that - I dont know if I'm right or wrong in this perception but given what I've heard from people in the Apple community and also just in my everday life that the accessibilty options on an iPhone or an iPad or an iPod touch, that they're just for people who have some need.

Like if you can't hear so well, you can't see so well you go into accessibilty, turn on these things and thats what they're there for. Like if you dont have anything wrong with you, you can see well, you can hear well, you can touch fine, you dont need to.

Like, I would say most people, not the Apple nerds, I'm just talking in general. I dont think there are a lot of pepple who aren't disabled in any way who really think about them. Surely there are edge cases and people out there who do think about this stuff but I mean, just consider that I'm writing an article for Shawn Blanc's new site The Sweet Setup and I dont want to give too much away but I'm writing an article about the accessibilty options that could be useful to everybody, not just someone like me who is blind and stutterrs and so forth.

And, I mean if you really stop to think about it Ben, you've talked about it on other shows, quote unquote normal people, those without handicaps, they can use some of this stuff for accessibilty like contrast, guided access, stuff like that.

I mean, you can find a use for those types of options and it would sort of dispel this idea that you only need accessibilty if you're handicapped in some way.

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Giant Eyeball Avatar

This week, Steven and Ben discuss the logistic and pragmatic ramifications of podcast transcription, Steven’s new Macworld piece, the disposable income of the disabled, and virtual canes.

You Heard It Here First

In the last episode of 2013, Steven and Ben discuss accessibility’s role in wearable technology, the “Year in Accessibility”, keyboard shortcuts, and Steven breaks Gene Munster’s heart by offering a gloomy prediction regarding Apple’s mythical television set.

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It Wouldn't Be Fun For You

This week, Steven and Ben talk more about accessibility and iOS 7, app tutorials, Accessibility support on Android, and touch briefly on Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear ad.

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Big Week

This week: Steven's big week, the importance of accessibility in design, the check-in kiosk at the Social Security office, and speculation about iOS 8 user interface changes.

 

DSL and 1280

SUMMARY: This week, Steven and Ben discuss accessibility’s influence on gaming, accessibility and the hearing impaired, accessibility on the Mac, and Steven’s old MacBook.

Steven and Stephen

This week, we’re joined by special guest Stephen Hackett. We talk getting work done on an iPad, revisit Siri and speech impairments, OS X’s accessibility features, the usefulness of accessibility for everyone, Touch ID as accessibility, and the influence of accessibility on gaming.

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Skype Drops Galore

Due to some scheduling issues and technical difficulties with Skype we ended up with over two hours of material for this show, and decided to release it as two one-hour segments. This half focuses on iBeacon's potential as an accessibility tool, Day One's iOS 7 UI changes and accessibility changes in the beta release of iOS 7.1. 

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Accessible Episode 1

The first episode of Accessible with Steven Aquino and Ben Alexander. We talk iPad Air vs. Mini, ponder Apple’s accessibility processes and invite listener feedback.