Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby

Touching on Accessibility

One of the things I've wanted to do for a while is give some credit where credit is due. As I've been learning about my iPod Touch, I've encountered several great resources and found some wonderful people who've helped me along the way. This post serves two purposes. One is just to say thank you! and the other is to point others to some great resources.

First, I'd really be remiss if I didn't mention that Apple has a whole page relating to
This is a good starting point. And because the accessibility features are part of the iPod, I was also able to get help through the Apple Care program.

Next up is the
network. This is a network of people who provide information on the accessibility of Apple products. One of the great features this site has to offer is a whole list of applications known to be accessible on the iPhone or iPod Touch with Voice Over. This is how I learned about many applications I use and got the courage to experiment with others.

I also learned a lot from the
Screenless Switchers Podcast

Finally, there have been many on Twitter who have helped me out. Two of them are
Steve Sawczyn
has a blog

Others have been helpful but are less public about their online personas so I leave them out due to my desire to respect their privacy, not because I don't appreciate their help. My whole point here is that there is definitely a movement of people who are choosing to use a product which comes accessible almost right out of the box.

One last thing, I'm still open to responses to my survey on
a potential book about the accessibility of the iPod Touch
Tags: accessibility, apple, blindness, blogs, disability related, ipod touch, music and movies, technology related

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