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  • New in iOS 10: MagnifierNew in iOS 10: Magnifier
     Apple's newly released mobile operating system includes a new accessibility feature called Magnifier. The feature uses the device's built-in camera to enlarge objects placed in front of the camera. This can be helpful for people with visual disabilities who need to read small print. The feature can be enabled by… Read more »
  • New in iOS 10: Software TTY CallingNew in iOS 10: Software TTY Calling
    Apple's updated mobile operating system, iOS 10, includes many new accessibility features. One of these features is Software TTY calling. TTY calling allows people who are deaf and people with hearing disabilities who cannot communicate using voice calling to communicate with people by using voice calling through relay services. The… Read more »
  • New Add-On for OneNote Benefits Students with DyslexiaNew Add-On for OneNote Benefits Students with Dyslexia
    Microsoft recently made a new add-on available for its OneNote software which aims to help students with dyslexia. The add-on works within Microsoft's note taking software and is currently available to download as a beta. Once installed, a new tab appears which gives users the option to read content using… Read more »
  • AXS Map: Crowdsourced Accessibility Reviews of BusinessesAXS Map: Crowdsourced Accessibility Reviews of Businesses
    AXS Map is an app available for iOS and Android that allows users to rank the accessibility of local businesses. Using the location of the device users can search for nearby businesses and rank the accessibility of the location in very basic terms. More detailed accessibility information and information for… Read more »
  • Inspiration Maps Updated with iPhone Support and MoreInspiration Maps Updated with iPhone Support and More
    The mind mapping and outlining app Inspiration Maps, which was previously only available on the iPad, is now available on the iPhone as well. The app is a valuable tool to help students organize their ideas and start the writing process. Users can drag text boxes around the screen to easily… Read more »
  • Bright Future for Apple Accessibility with Lisa P. Jackson in the LeadBright Future for Apple Accessibility with Lisa P. Jackson in the Lead
    Apple recently updated the bio of Lisa P. Jackson to reflect her new role overseeing accessibility at Apple. This expands her previous responsibilities of overseeing environmental initiatives at Apple. Ms. Jackson's official title is now Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. Apple CEO Tim Cook has been vocal… Read more »
  • Apple Watch Accessibility: Possibilities, Challenges, and UnknownsApple Watch Accessibility: Possibilities, Challenges, and Unknowns
    When the Apple Watch launches next month it will mark the launch of Apple's first new product category since the iPad. The iPad was a game changer in terms of accessibility, bringing numerous features designed for people with disabilities at launch. How will the Apple Watch compare and what are… Read more »
  • Voice Dream Writer: Word Processing Plus a Whole Lot MoreVoice Dream Writer: Word Processing Plus a Whole Lot More
    Voice Dream has become a well-known name in the assistive technology community because of Voice Dream Reader: a text-to-speech reader available for iOS devices. Now the developer has released a new app called Voice Dream Writer which aims to support writers with special needs. Voice Dream Writer has features that can benefit people… Read more »

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