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Using two sets of AirPods at the same time to allow left and right to be used with separate devices

I’ve always wanted to be able to use my AirPods with two devices: left say for my iPhone, and the right for my Mac.  Since at the moment this is not able to be done, I got a 2nd set of AirPods to achieve my original idea.

 

So in this demo, I show you how to use the left AirPod from set 1 with my iPhone, and the right AirPod from the second set with my Mac.

Sort of overkill, but it works smile.

Demo of the Braille Tutor Free app for teaching UEB (Unified English Braille) using VoiceOver and a Bluetooth keyboard

This is a great app for teaching sighted or people who are blind UEB using an iPad.

For VoiceOver users, a Bluetooth keyboard is required.

 

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/braille-tutor-free/id878463116?mt=8

VO Lab – self voicing VoiceOver training tutorial

In this demo, I take you through the VO Lab training tutorial for VoiceOver on my iPad.

This is a fun way of learning VoiceOver.

The app is self voicing, extremely easy to navigate, and as I said a great way for young people or the young at heart to learn how to use the basic gestures in VoiceOver.

This is the link to the BallyLand Magic app for young children that I did last year in 2016:

https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/e/teach-young-children-how-to-use-voiceover-gestures-on-ios-ballyland-magic-app-demoo/

Ring Video Doorbell Live View feature demo using VoiceOver

In this second Ring Video Doorbell demo, I show you how to find/use the Live View Feature which allows you to listen, see or speak with the Ring Doorbell anytime you like, rather than just responding to a Ring or Motion event.

The Live view feature has been in the Ring app for a while now, but I’ve not until now got around to showing the feature off in a demo.

If you are not familiar with the Ring Video Doorbell, the following link will play my first Ring Video Doorbell demo where I went through a description, installation, and use:

 

https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/e/ring-video-doorbell-physical-installationsetup-with-the-ring-app-on-an-iphone-6s-using-voiceover/

Demo of using the YourType numeric keypad with Voiceover on the Mac for navigation or data entry

In this demo, I take you through using a Bluetooth numeric keypad for use with VoiceOver using VoiceOver NumPad Commander.

Demo of using Home Kit Enabled Devices using Siri and VoiceOver

In this Home Kit enabled devices demo using Siri and VoiceOver, I take you through my house describing the various Ellgato Eve devices (Eve Room, Eve Weather, Eve Window/Door sensors, and the Eve Energy switch power point plug.

A demo of using Siri with these various devices follows.

I then take you through setting-up a second Eve Energy power point plug using the Eve app, and completing a scene to turn on a  lamp and radio on when I am away from the house.

We then move over to the Apple TV to show how it can access your Home Kit Enabled devices.

Finally I demo how you can use Control Centre, the Eve or Home App to use the devices manually and to check their status or to turn them on or off in case of the switch’s.

 

 

Talking Typer (typing Tutor) for iOS demo using VoiceOver

Talking Typer for iOS

 

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$7 Australian.

 

Description:

Talking Typer finally makes its way to iOS. Help students make typing progress with this fun-to-use self-voicing app!

 

Talking Typer, an accessible typing and computer keyboard tutorial app with a keyboard game to help increase speed and accuracy in a fun environment!

 

Learn to type or improve your skills with drills, practice lessons, keyboard explorer, and an entertaining game. It is designed for blind and visually impaired students, but can be used by sighted students too. This makes it a great tool for the whole class. Works with iOS® devices running iOS 8 or later.

 

35 Built-in Lessons, Talking TyperTM for iOS devices comes with 35 built-in lessons at levels 1-10. Teachers and parents can create new lessons, edit lessons, and assign lessons to individual students or groups. Speed, accuracy, and typing level can also be set for individual students or groups. The app saves the results of each drill allowing students, teachers, and parents to monitor improvement.

 

Hurry Scurry Game, the app also includes the exciting game Hurry Scurry, where students earn points by typing letters before the ball drops. It’s fun for all ages and skill levels!

 

Self-Voicing and Apple® VoiceOver Accessible, the app is both self-voicing and accessible with Apple’s VoiceOver. The onboard keyboard of your device can be used with Talking Typer, but an external keyboard is recommended.

The app can also be used with a refreshable braille display, like APH’s Refreshabraille 18TM Bluetooth®-enabled device, making it accessible for students who are deafblind as well.

Installed as: Talking Typer.

 

Really is designed to be used by a Bluetooth keyboard.

 

Talking Typer main screen:

Top left: Login button, top middle, title “Talking typer: top right Log out button.

Next line: Current User: doesn’t show user name.

Rest of screen main menu of app including:

Lessons and drills button

keyboard explorer button

Games button

Administrator button

Help button

 

App can be navigated by selecting the items going down further in to each selection.  Back button top left of sub-screens to go back or use the VoiceOver 2 finger scrub.

In the Hurry Scurry game: use the Quit button to come back out of this screen: no back button.

 

35 lessons: 14 beginner, and 21 advanced.

 

When interacting with the I (Info) buttons with a Braille display, adjusting the msg time out in VoiceOver Braille settings may help for reading these dialogs.

Space+T (Tab) on a Braille display handy for repeating in Braille characters/words to be typed.

 

Lessons and drills (contains the following options):

Heading: learning modes

Name of current user: David Woodbridge

Practise drills button (divided up in to Beginner and Advanced heading levels) - practise drills do not count against lessons.

Lessons button (divided in to Beginner and Advanced heading levels)

Custom lessons (edit, copy for crate custom lessons)

 

keyboard explorer:

When entering the app, spoken info “Keyboard exploration  Just start typing.  Press escape key to exit”.

On-screen keyboard does appear at bottom of screen.

Character being typed appears at top of screen.

Back button at top left of screen.

 

Games:

Hurry Scurry

Using the I button (Info) button description of game is:

Type all the letters or word before the ball hits the floor.

Tap the start button to begin play.

Whilst playing, press the Tab key to repeat the next character.

To stop the game, press the Escape key twice or double tap the stop button.

Game screen contains:

Quit button

I button (Info)

speed button (28% default adjustable)

Start button

Score

Ball

No back button.

 

Administrator:

Students button

Groups button

App preferences button Containing):

—teacher name and password button

—Echo correct keys toggle

—speech button (rate, pitch, voice, test, reset)

—lesson text size button (22% default adjustable)

 

Help:

Quick start button

Email support button

Copyright information

Two Quick start buttons, do not used first one: 2nd one brings up html navigational page.

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Lego and Swift Playgrounds – coding for everyone

This is the 2nd part of my using Swift Playgrounds with VoiceOver.

In this demo, I show you how I use Lego to construct the World Grid, character, gem, and switch to help conceptualise in a tactile form how to use the grid when coding.

Thanks to my son Owen for loaning his Lego, he can now have his Lego back.

 

Demo of Find My iPhone to locate your AirPods using VoiceOver

In this demo, I show you how to use Find My iPhone to locte your AirPods by sound which comes in very handy if you have put them down somewhere in the house.

Tile App for the Tile Tracking Tag system now accessible with VoiceOver on iOS

Update to the Tile app as of March 2017, fully accessible with VoiceOver to track your Tile Tagged items.