How does Braille work with an iPhone? Easy when you know how. A short videoby Kristy Viers shows sighted people how a blind person uses the Braille facility on an iPhone. Fascinating. If only more product and building designers were so inventive.
In theFastCompany article there is a second video showing how Viers uses an iPad to do more complex things. Note that the text to speech is relayed at a speed similar to a sighted person reading. Viers has launched a YouTube channel with more information.
Instead of trying to use the tiny keyboard, she can flip the phone and type with the six dots of Braille. So much faster for her.
Developers responded with thanks to her Twitter posts which offer informal education. The videos are filmed by her boyfriend and uploaded as a single, unedited take. The title of the FastCompany article is, Meet the YouTuber who’s schooling developers on how blind people really use tech.
Communicating effectively with customers is essential for any business or government service. And right now, online communication is taking centre stage.
The new guide for Online Meeting Accessibility is a supplement to theCustomer Communications Toolkit for Public Service. It takes you through the steps of planning and conducting an online meeting, and following up afterwards. The focus is on accessibility and inclusion with many helpful tips.