Teach young children how to use VoiceOver gestures on iOS: Ballyland Magic app demo

In this demo of the Ballyland Magic app, I give you a demo and overview of the app.

From the developers: http://www.sonokids.org

An educational iPad game that helps children with vision impairment to learn and practice a number of VoiceOver gestures.

The Ballyland Magic app is specifically designed for young children with vision impairment to learn and practice their first navigational touch gestures for VoiceOver, Apple’s built-in screen reader. While engaging with the Ballyland Magic app, children with no or low vision will learn fundamental skills to use a mobile touch screen device. You don’t need to be a VoiceOver expert to assist the child – but by the end of the Magic Show, you may be well on your way to becoming one!!

Features:

  • No previous iPad experience required by the child or parent/teacher
  • Built-in speech
  • Original ‘Tap-tap’ practice song
  • Popular Ballyland characters
  • Use at home and at school
  • Designed with extensive feedback from young children with vision impairment, their parents and educators
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Voice Assistant (screen reader) basic gestures demo using Samsung Galaxy tab

Voice Assistant basic gestures demo using Samsung Galaxy Tab

Firstly I give you a physical description of my Samsung Galaxy Tab and a reminder that the Tab has a physical Home button with the Recent apps and Back buttons to the left and right of the physical Home button: i.e. the Recent apps and Back buttons are soft buttons: i.e. part of the touch screen interface with the other icons.

I then go through the following gestures.

3 finger flick left right to change:

Speech rate,

Punctuation,

Dark screen,

Large cursor,

Notification, and

Media vol.

1 finger flick up or down to change.

3 Finger flick up or down to change navigation elements:

Character granularity,

Word granularity.

Line granularity, and

Paragraph granularity,

1 finger flick up or down to move by navigation element.

Jump to first and last items on screen:

1 finger up/down (up pointing arrow) top of screen, and

1 finger down/up (down pointing arrow) bottom of screen.

Drag finger around screen or flick left/right to navigate.

1 finger double tap to activate last item heard/in focus.

2 finger flick left/right up/down:

scroll screen in opposite direction to flick.

Two finger flick down: read down from current position.

Two finger touch to silence speech.

Two finger double tap: start/stop audio if playing.

2 finger triple tap: read out Notification info: time, date etc.

3 finger touch: reads out items in order after the current selected item.

Complete the demo by showing how I unlock my Tab using a pin number at the lock screen.

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Demo of the Albert Accessibility Training tutorial Android app to learn how to use the Albert EFTPOS Accessible terminal pin entry from CBA

In this demo, I take you through the Albert Accessibility Training tutorial Android app which is a secure way of entering your pin on an Albert terminal including: Audio Introduction, Tutorial, Practise Gestures, and Help.

When you install the app on your Android device, it will be installed as AEVI Accessibility Tutorial as this is what the Albert Terminal is based upon.
Also keep in mind that to allow you to use the accessible secure pin entry, the merchant needs to turn on accessibility on via the terminals context menu, and then you can either use the speaker in the terminal (or head phones) to listen to your amount, prompts when entering in your pin, and whether it is declined or authorised.
This is a great way to learn how to use the Albert Terminal before you actually have to use one.
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Demo of the Vision Australia Connect Android app using VoiceOver for the I-Access online library service

In this demo I demonstrate the Vision Australia Connect app for use with the I-Access library service which provides daisy books, newspapers/magazines and podcasts for members of the VA Library to stream or download to their Android devices: in my case on my Samsung Galaxy Tab..

In this demo I take you through finding and downloading the app from the Google Play Store, signing in with the app to the I-Access service (VA Lib members), description of main bookshelf screen, searching for a book, downloading and reading a book, explanation and demo of the play book daisy screen, and returning a book to the VA Library.
As this was a basic demo, subscriptions to newspapers/magazines and the podcasts plus more advanced usage of the VA Connect player will be covered in another demo.
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Demo of the Vision Australia Connect iOS app using VoiceOver for the I-Access online library service

In this demo I demonstrate the Vision Australia Connect app for use with the I-Access library service which provides daisy books, newspapers/magazines and podcasts for members of the VA Library to stream or download to their iOS devices: i.e. iPod touch, iPad or iPhone.

In this demo I take you through finding and downloading the app from the App Store, signing in with the app to the I-Access service (VA Lib members), description of main bookshelf screen, searching for a book, downloading and reading a book, explanation and demo of the play book daisy screen, and returning a book to the VA Library.
As this was a basic demo, subscriptions to newspapers/magazines and the podcasts plus more advanced usage of the VA Connect player will be covered in another demo.

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Demo of the Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor

In this demo I give you a physical description of the Wahoo TICKR Hart Rate Monitor, how to attach and ware the chest band, using the Wahoo utility app to check connectivity, go through the Run Fit app briefly looking at Settings and the Profile tabs (to set your heart zones), and then take you through using the heart rate monitor with a cardio workout on my treadmill.

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Microsoft outlook for the Mac demo with VoiceOver

In this demo, I take you through navigating Microsoft outlook for Mac (release 2016 April 11) using VoiceOver covering the layout of the main screen (Toolbar, Ribbon Group, Navigation Table, Message Table [when using Mail], buttons for Mail, Calendar etc, and Status Group, accessing Mail, sending a New e-mail, Replying/Forwarding on an e-mail, checking for e-mail, changing application screens within outlook (Mail Command+1, Calendar Command+2, People Command+3, Tasks Command+4 and Notes command+5), a brief look at the layout of the Calendar screen, and looking at preferences for setting up an Account, and Notification Sounds.

In further demos, will explore Calendar, People etc.
Aim of this demo was to give you an initial feel of the layout of outlook and the ease of navigating and use.
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Demo of the Audio Game Hub self voicing game for iOS

In this demo, I take you through a demo of the Audio Game Hub and play two of the eight games: Archery and Hunt.

For an experimental audio game with visuals that you can toggle, it is a great set of eight games.
Note - to use the game, toggle VoiceOver off.
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Demo of geting your iPhone to speak an eBook when your screen is locked

In this demo, I show you how to keep listening to an eBook such as an iBook or Kindle book even when your screen is locked using the "speak screen" function that you will find in Settings, General, Accessibility, Speech, Speak Screen.

In the demo, I show you two ways of invoking speak screen: either by two finger swipe down from the status line if using VoiceOver or asking Siri to "speak screen".
You can also get Siri to stop speaking the screen if you wish.
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AppleTV 4th generation 9.2 demo: voice dictation, folders, and BT keyboard navigation

In this demo I take you through what is new in TV os 9.2 in respect to using voice dictation: renaming, moving and creating folders to sort apps in to, and demoing navigating with a Bluetooth keyboard which is now available on the Apple tv once again.

I also point out two current issues with using the BT keyboard: pressing Escape 3 times to bring back the Accessibility Short-Cut menu after turning off VO with the same command, will not work.  Secondly when entering passwords in to a secure text field, keys are echoed.
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Demo and discussion of using multiple Apple watch’s in iOS 9.3 and Watch os 2.2

In this demo, I take you through having a bit of a play around with using more than one Apple watch with my Apple watch 42mm and Apple watch sports 38mm, and suggest a number of benefits of using more than one Apple watch, particularly at least for me, it now allows me to demo one watch without the worry of people accessing private information.

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OS x 10.11.4 password protecting a note in the Notes app

In this demo, I show you how to password protect a note within the Notes and where to change or reset the password.

Same functionality to that found now in the Notes app in iOS 9.3.
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iOS 9.3 demo: 4 finger flick left or right multitasking app switching gesture to switch between running apps

When in an app (not on the home screen), 4 finger flick left or right will switch between running apps.

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iOS 9.3 demo: offline voice dictation

No longer need to be on 4g or Wi-Fi to use voice dictation: can be offline with no internet connection.

Correction: in the demo I say it just works automatically.  However, if your language supports offline voice dictation you may need to turn it on in Settings, General, Keyboard, Dictation on/off toggle.  I dont' know why, but my setting was on by default which according to some blogs will be turned off by default.
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iOS 9.3 demo: password or touch ID for protecting Notes

How to secure your notes produced by the default Notes app with either a password or finger print.

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iOS 9.3 demo: new 3d touch options with default apps

Demo of new 3d touch options for Settings, Weather, Compass, Health, App Store, and the iTunes Store.

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iOS 9.3 demo: Night Shift mode

Where to turn on Night Shift mode if you wish to reduce the amount of blue light to help you go to sleep.

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A preview of my Connected Home

In this demo, I take you through my home and discuss all the hardware/software that makes up my connected home.

For this demo, I was using watch OS 2.2, TV OS 9.2, and iOS 9.3.
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Jabra Storm Bluetooth Headset demo

In this demo, I go through the following:

In The Box:

Jabra Storm Bluetooth Headset

Micro USB cable

Extra ear bud and wind sock

Getting Started Guide

Main features:

9 hours of Talk Time

2 hours battery charge

Bluetooth and NFC pairing

Pair up to 8 Bluetooth devices, 2 activate at same time (only one activate at a time talking)

Win resistant (if to noisy, put on wind sock).

Ware on either ear

Very light and comfortable to use

Jabra  Assist app for tracking headset, BT pairing tips and battery status (battery status seems not to be accessible)

Physical description:

Arm with Mic and Answer/End button on end

Curved tight letter C to form body of headset that goes around ear

Most controls positioned towards end of boom and on to curved C

Answer/end button

On/off switch

Volume down/up

Micro UsB connector with protective flap

rotate ear piece to put in either ear

Voiced prompts:

Connected 

Battery low Redialling 

Disconnected 

To connect your headset, go to the Bluetooth menu on your phone and select it from the list 

To answer call, say Yes or No

Pairing:

When first used, is in paring mode,

Hold down Answer/End button for 3 second s pair

Functions:

Switch side switch up to turn on headset or down to turn off headset

Press Answer/End to hear Connected

Press Answer/End to answer an incoming call or say yes or No

Press Answer/End twice to reject an 

incoming call or say No

Press Answer/End twice to redial last call

Press Answer/End for 1 second to activate Siri

Press Answer/End for 3 seconds to put in pairing mode

Press Answer/End plus Volume Down to turn off low battery warning

Press volume down or up to adjust volume

Press volume Up/Down at same time to mute

Headset is capable of answering multiple calls and putting calls on hold

Points to consider:

low battery warning starts at 50 percent and announces every 10 minutes if not turned off

Turning off voiced low battery warning sometimes doesn’t seem too work

No charging voiced indication

Benefits:

light weight

Comfortable to ware

Can use in either ear

Have to active devices at the same time

9 hours talk time does last all day

voice prompts

Reasonably good volume

Clear when on phone call

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How to activate Voice Dictation when using a BT kb or BT Braille input kb with voiceOver

In this demo I show you how to activate Voice Dictation from the Bluetooth Keyboard using the VoiceOver command VO+Dash (-) or on the Braille display input keyboard Space+dots 156: i.e. the VoiceOver two finger magic double tap.

The trick as I explain/demo is to make sure the on-screen keyboard is visible: with the Bluetooth keyboard just press the Eject key (top right of the keyboard) and on the Braille display input keyboard Space+dots 146.
If the keyboard is not on the screen, you'll just start/stop music playing for example.
With using the Braille display input keyboard, you can set the on-screen keyboard to be visible in Settings, General, Accessibility, VoiceOver, Braille, on-screen keyboard.
Not currently able to be activated on the iPad pro smart keyboard.
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Apple watch tip: 3 configuration suggestions for new users and others for daily use

In this demo, I take you through 3 configuration tips suggested by a listener of my podcasts for new users or people that would like a suggested way of using the watch everyday.

These tips are: turning Wake Screen Off, Setting Accessibility (Triple Click) short-cut to voiceOver to allow pressing the Digital Crown on the watch to toggle VoiceOver on/off, and how to turn on VoiceOver Digital Crown navigation.
Note - if you toggle VoiceOver off on the watch, this will turn off Digital Crown Navigation and you'll have to enable it again.
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Ring Video Doorbell Physical Installation/Setup with the Ring app on an iPhone 6s Using voiceOver

In this demo of the Ring Video Doorbell, I give you a thorough setup and run through of what the Ring Video Doorbell is, unboxing, Ring app setup to use the physical Ring Video Doorbell, attaching the Doorbell to the wall and completing the setup, using the Ring app, and final comments.

I must say, this is one of the best home connected devices I have purchased yet: i.e. what did I do before I had this device smile.
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Physical description and demo of the Incase iPhone nano 7th generation and iPhone 6s Arm Sport Bands from Apple

As I use both of these Incase Arm Sport Bands, in this demo, I take you through a physical description of both of the iPod nano 7th generation and iPhone 6s  Arm Sport Bands available from Apple Stores or online.

I just find these cases handy to use by getting your iPod nano or iPhone out of the way when exercising, gardening etc, and with the use of Bluetooth ear phones, you don't have any wires to worry about.
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My first play around with an Apple watch case

In this demo, I take you through a description and play around with my first try out of an Apple watch case.

This particular case (The Spigen SGP11504 Tough Armour Case) was purchased firstly to find out what using a case on the Apple watch would be like, and secondly if it did work, to start using the case to protect the Apple watch when doing the gardening etc.
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Demo of an iOS app that I use 2 to 3 hours a day: the Audible app from Audible

Odd that after 384 demos I've finally gotten around to doing a podcast on one of my most used apps on a daily basis: the Audible app.

In this demo I go through purchasing a book from http://www.audible.com via Safari on the Mac, quickly demo how I listen to an Audible book on the Mac, and then go through a fairly extensive demo of the Audible app on my iPhone 6s including: accessing the book I just purchased, discuss in-depth the book title playing screen and its options, the book shelf, and the other Tabs (including the More tab where you will find Settings).
Hope you enjoy listening to the demo as much as I like actually using the app and demoing it.
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Demo of Apple’s iOS Podcast app now available on the Apple TV 4th generation

In this demo, I demonstrate Apple's Podcasts app that became available with the 9.1.1 Apple TV OS update.

I first start with a demo of the app on the iPone, and then move over to the Apple TV 4th generation.
In the demo I cover the layout of the app, accessing unread podcasts, listing "My Podcasts", searching/subscribing/playng podcasts, and demo how the play position between iOS and TV os is synchronised.
During the demo of searching for podcasts to subscribe, I use the Remote app on my iPhone rather than the Apple tv 4th generation keyboard and point out if you are using the Remote app on your iOS device, you can use the on-screen keyboard, voice dictation or a Bluetooth keyboard if you have one connected.
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Demo of 3rd party iOS apps that I use on my Apple watch

Demo of 3rd party apps that I use on my Apple watch (not the default Apple watch apps) including: CNN, Just Press Record, Navigon, Downcast, Drafts, Comfort, Tic Tac Toe, Tweetings, Newsify, Hangman, TimeBuzz, Animal Watch, Phone Battery, Trash Day, Pandora, Calculator Watch Pro Free, Dictationary, QuickSwitch, Decibl, DoublePost, and UnHand Me. ,    

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A quick demo of how I use 3d touch on my iPhone 6s using VoiceOver

In this demo, I take you through where to turn 3d touch on, adjust the sensitivity of using on the screen, note where to test 3d touch after adjusting sensitivity, demo several apps (including Phone, Music, Videos, App, iTunes and iBooks stores) that I use regularly, demo a nice tip with Assistive Touch with 3d touch, note what feedback you are given if an app doesn't support 3d touch, and finish off by demoing the 1 finger double tap and hold for moving/deleting an icon commenting that if I held my finger down on the screen to hard I could trigger 3d touch if it was in the light force sensitivity setting.

I comment throughout the demo, that I use the Peak functionality of 3d touch on app icons, but I don't use the Poke function of 3d touch within apps.
3d touch is currently available on the iPhone 6s and 6s plus and is an advanced version of Force Touch found on the Apple watch.
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Demo of he iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil using VoiceOver

In this demo, I take you through a physical description and use of the iPad pro, smart keyboard, and the Apple pencil.

The Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil are sold separately to the iPad Pro.
I note with the Smart Keyboard that to perform the Quick Nav VoiceOver command for Perform Action, that it is Left/Up/Right, not Up/Down as on a standard BT keyboard due to the moulding of the Up and Down keys in to one key.  In addition, as the Smart Keyboard has no Escape key, Control+Option+Accent performs the Escape VoiceOver function (this can be used on BT keyboards as well).
With both the touch screen and the keyboard, I demo how to use Split View which you can activate using VoiceOver from the Status Line by a three finger flick to the left.
In the demo, I use the Apple Pencil for the hand writing mode for VoiceOver which can be turned on and accessed by the VO Rotor: Settings, General, Accessibility, VoiceOver, Rotor: Hand Writing.
Note - to pair the Apple Pencil to the iPad pro, just plug it in to the lightning port, this is also where you charge the Pencil as well.
Use Notifications Today Screen Battery Widget to give you the battery status of the iPad Pro as we'll as the Apple Pencil.
Demo quickly the multi-tasking gestures which can be used on an iPad, if you turn the gestures on in Settings, General, MMulti-Tasking.
Complete the demo by showing you how to use the Smart Keyboard as a cover for the iPad pro.
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An interview with Jonathan Mosen aired on VA Radio Jan 5 2016

An interview with Jonathan Mosen aired on Vision Australia radio Jan 5 2016 where Stephen and I discuss with Jonathan how he got in to tech and some general thoughts about his experiences with technology.

To find out more about all of Jonathan's work, go to his website Mosen Consulting:
http://www.mosen.org
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An interview with Dr Robert Carter - The Tech Doctor on Va Radio Talking Tech for December 29 2015

Sharing this interview with Dr Robert Carter who does the Tech Doctor Podcast.

A general chat concerning his views on technology.
Robert's Tech Doctor Blog and Podcast can be accessed with the following link:
http://www.dr-carter.com
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Apple watch app demo: Comfort (Netatmo Weather Station) & QuickSwitch (Belkin WeMo) hardware access.

In this demo, I demo how I can access my Netatmo Urban Weather Station (where I am using two hardware modules for indoor/outdoor temperature information), and my Belkin Link light globes and Belkin WeMo switch's from my Apple watch.

I first demo the official app for Netatmo followed by the Comfort app on the iPHone, and then demo the comfort complication and app running n my Apple watch.
Similarly with Belkin: I first demo the official WeMo app, and then the QuickSwitch app on my iPhone, and then demo the QuickSwitch app on the Apple watch.  Unfortunately the QuickSwitch app has no complication for use on the Apple watch, I have to just use the app.
Conclude in commenting that these two apps just make the Apple watch that more useful.
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Demo of the updated Twitter client for Mac OS X using VoiceOver: now accessible.

On the 31st of December 2015 Aussie time, the official Twitter client for Mac OS X was updated.  Amongst the improvements was giving access to VoiceOver users to the interface.

In this demo, I take you through a brief exploration of the Twitter client, navigating the home time line, examining a tweets details, activating a link within a tweet, replying to a tweet, switching between the views for Home timeline, Notifications (mentions), Messages, Profile, Lists, and Search, demo of the Tweet sub-menu from the main menu to allow for retweeting of tweets etc, and posting a new tweet.
As this is a short demo, I did not go in to Messages, Lists or Searching.
Demo was mainly to show you that the updated Twitter app for Mac OS X is indeed accessible.
A few rough edges, but nothing that stops basic solid functioning of the app.
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Description and demo of the iPhone 6s Apple Smart Battery Case

In this demo I take you through a description of the Apple Smart Battery case.

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Demo of pairing two Beats Pill 2.0 portable speakers together

As a follow-up to my December 7 2015 demo of a Beats Pill 2.0 portable speaker, as I stated then, I would do a demo of pairing two Beats Pill 2.0 speakers when I purchased two.  Now I have and this demo shows you how to firstly pair them together so that they play the same sound and with the 2nd pairing for each speaker playing left right channel.  Pairing the two speakers together is done via NFC which you will find the NFC tag at the back left hand side of the speakers (slightly raised logo).

Process for pairing two speakers is:
1. Turn on both speakers (mine both paired themselves to my iPhone with only the 2nd one being actually paired),
2. The first speaker, hold Play/Pause in to put it back in pairing mode,
3. First speaker touch NFC tag (back left hand side) with 2nd speaker,
4. First time you touch NFC Tags together: single beep play both speakers together, and second touch two beeps for left right channel play, and finally,
5. Can keep touching the NFC tags together if you wish to go between these modes if you wish.
You can turn one speaker off and keep using a single speaker if you want.
I have been using the first pairing mode for listening to cricket with each Beats Pill being in different parts of the house, and the left right speaker mode for listening to music in the same room with the speakers positioned for left and right channel/speaker listening.
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Demo of the Time Buzz app for Apple watch to get the time using Haptic feedback.

The TimeBuzz app makes it possible to feel the current time through vibrations of the Taptic Engine on the Apple Watch. The app is designed especially for visually impaired people. With this app you can discretely get to know the current time without the need for the time to be pronounced. The app itself is completely VoiceOver accessible.


If you open the app on the Apple Watch you will see a large button with the text 'Tap to buzz the time'. When you tap this button the app will start buzzing the current time. It will translate the time into a pattern of long and short vibrations whereby it will first buzz the hours and then the minutes. In between every sequence of vibrations there will be a short pause to be able to separate the hours and minutes from each other. You will feel a distinctive vibrating buzz when opening the app and when you start the buzzing of the current time so that you know when you opened the TimeBuzz app or tapped the button on the screen.


The Big Ben buzz pattern

With this pattern a short vibration (that feels like a short tick) indicates a 1 and a double vibration indicates a o.

The hours are always in the range from 0 to 12, even in the morning or afternoon/evening. So three o'clock in the afternoon is indicated by 3 short vibrations and not 15.

The minutes are separated into tens and single digits. 24 minutes is indicated by 2 short vibrations, a short pause and then followed by 4 short vibrations.


Dom Tower buzz pattern

This pattern is similar to the Big Ben pattern but it shortens 5 single vibration into 1 longer vibration. This allows for the hours and minutes to be buzzed quicker. For example an 8 is shorted to 1 longer vibration and 3 shorter vibrations.


Notre-Dame buzz pattern

With this pattern the tens and single digits of the minutes are not buzzed separately but as one number. As with the Dom Tower pattern, a value of 5 is shortened to a longer vibration.


Time Square buzz pattern

With this pattern both the hours and minutes are separated in tens and the remainder are buzzed separately. A value of five or a multiple of that are shortened to one longer buzz. For example 16 is buzzed as 1 short vibration, a pause, followed by 1 longer vibration and 1 short vibration.


All of these patterns can either be changed via the Apple watch or on the iPhone.




In this demo, I take you through getting the app, brief run through of the iOs app, installing the app on to the Apple watch, more in-depth look at both apps, a run through of the buzz patterns, using the Time Buzz as a complication on the clock face, developer tips for using the app discreetly without VoiceOver, and where to get more contact information.

Overall tip for Apple watch usage: turn mute on, set wake on wrist raise to resume, and toggle VoiceOver off.
Go to http://www.timebuzz.nl for more information, and the developer tips on using the app on the Apple watch.
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Blindfold Air Hockey demo from Kid Friendly Software

Blindfold Air Hockey is an fully accessible audio game that's similar to the arcade game Air Hockey.

In Blindfold Air Hockey, you have a mallet or paddle, and there's a puck on the playing table. To start the game, hit the puck swiping your finger. The puck heads towards your opponent's goal, where he knocks it back to you, bouncing off of the walls as it gets closer to your goal. You block his shot, and fire the puck back at his goal. You need 4 goals to win the game.

Using head phones or ear buds, you hear the puck heading towards you, and you control your mallet by moving your finger left and right. When the puck is close enough, you'll hear a ding sound, and you can swipe the puck aim at your opponent's goal.

Blindfold Air Hockey comes with a tutorial level, and 16 different opponents - varying from beginner to expert.  

Blindfold Air Hockey was suggested by several blind gamers who enjoyed Blindfold Breakout and Blindfold Bowling.

The game comes with coins; you need one coin to play. To get more coins, you can listen to advertising videos, or purchase coins as an in-app upgrade.

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Christmas ideas from my Vision Australia Talking Tech radio program for 8 Dec 2015.

This is my Christmas Talking Tech episode for December 8th 2015 where I discuss Christmas ideas from Vision Australia online shop (http://www.visionaustralia.org/shop), and my own Christmas ideas.
The feed for Vision Australia Talking Tech heard every Tuesday on Vision Australia radio at 4:30PM EDT is:
http://talkingtech.podbean.com/feed
Also available in the iTunes store.

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Demo of the Beats Pill 2.0 Bluetooth speaker: physical description and demo.

In this demo, I give you a physical description of the Beats Pill 2.0 bluetooth speaker, play different samples of music/spoken word to demo the audio, use the speaker as an answer phone, connect the Beats pill to my Mac as a powered speaker via a 3.5mm audio cable, connect another speaker (portable Jambox) to the Beats Pill via another audio cable, use both speakers together with the Beats Pill back in BT mode with iPhone, and give a quick side by side music sample at the end from the beats Pill and the Jambox.

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Demo of using the Blue Sparks Digital Microphone on iPhone and Mac using VoiceOver

In this demo I take you through a physical description of the Sparks microphone, what you get in the box (lightening/USB cable, shock cradle stand, carry pouch and manual), using the Sparks with Simple Rec app on the iPhone (with a reminder that VoiceOver will becoming through the monitoring lead on the cable so you'll need to plug in head phones), and using the Sparks on my Mac running Amadeus pro.

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Apple tv 4th generation demo: a go through of some apps using VoiceOver

In this demo of the Apple tv 4th generation, I go through a number of apps using VoiceOver including: My radio free, Clock tv, Weather, ABC News (US not Australia), Mashable, AirFeed, Netflix, Youtube (seem to be corrupted when I tried to use it), Carrot Weather, TWiT tv, Healing Free, Voice Healing, White Noise Pro, Assistant, TED, Ten Play, Plex, and News Room.

I also list my boys games.

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Quick demo of using Apple pay on my iPhone and Apple watch to celebrate the launch of Apple pay in Australia for Nov 19 2015.

The following demo of using Appel pay was at the Appel store.

Apple pay in Australia became available on November 19 2015.

At the moment in Australia, The American Express card itself is supported with contactless pay terminals..

To set up Apple pay:

I used the wallet app to add/scan in via the camera my American Express card,: only assistance required was to input in the security number on the back.

Via the Apple watch app, added the credit card to the watch.

Purchases: on my iPhone purchasing an iPad pro and on my Apple watch purchasing Beats Wireless  head phones: alas, it was only for a demo smile.

Apple pay steps ipHone:

Put iPhone next to terminal,

Hear American Express card number ending in xxx voiced by VoiceOver,

Use touch id finger print on Home button, and

Hear chime, and transaction complete.

Apple steps Apple watch:

Press Friends button quickly on Apple watch,

turn wrist over so that Apple watch face closer to the terminal,

Hear chime,  and transaction complete.

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Apple tv 4th generation demo: exploring the Music app.

In this demo, I take you through the Music app on the 4th generation Apple tv.  As I mention in the demo, I am subscribed to Apple music and may have extra tabs within music.

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Apple tv 4th generation demo: purchasing movies and tv shows.

In this demo, I take you through searching with Siri to purchase/play a movie, and then use the keyboard search within tv shows to search then purchase/play a tv series.

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Apple tv 4th generation demo: how to use your existing 3rd generation optical audio out from 4th generation Apple tv

In this demo I show you how you can still use your optical audio out on your existing 3rd generation Apple tv from your 4th generation Apple tv whilst playing HDMI video out to your television.

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Apple tv 4th generation demo: a demo of home sharing to other computers on local Wi-Fi

In this demo, I explain briefly what home sharing is, where to go and set it up in iTunes on the Mac, iPhone and Apple tv settings screen, and then give a demo of playing content from my work Mac and the family Mac.

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Apple tv 4th generation demo: using the search, password and pin number keyboards with VoiceOver

In this demo, I take you through using the search, password, and pin restriction keyboard.  I point out the differences between the main keyboard used in search and the password keyboard.  Also demo direct touch on the keyboard, and a nifty quick way of deleting characters rather than having to go to the end of the   first row to use the delete button.

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Apple tv 4th generation demo: using the infrared remote from the 3rd generation on the 4th generation Apple tv.

In this demo I show you how you can still use the infrared remote from the 3rd generation Apple tv on the new 4th generation Apple tv.  You will still have the ability to move left, right, up, down, select an item, choose menu, and use play/pause.  You don't have access to either the Siri button or Home buttons of course, and to state the obvious, no touch trackpad.

I did not have to do any special setup to use the old infrared remote.
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Apple 4th generation demo: updating the Apple tv via software update using VoiceOver

In this demo, I take you through the process of updating the 4th generation Apple tv via Settings, System, Software update, and then check in Settings, General, About to verify that the update has worked.

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Apple tv 4th generation demo: screen saver, sleep, software update, reset and restart go through using VoiceOver.

In this demo I take you through a brief run through of options in the new Apple tv for the screen saver, sleep timer, software update, reset and restart functions.

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