05.18.13

Social Links and Crowd-Sourcing in iOS Access for All

Posted in Access and Disability, Announcements at 2:11 PM

I continue to work feverishly on my book, iOS Access for All. The writing is going well, but there is always more to say than I had thought. All of my initial page counts were low. As I work toward finishing the VoiceOver chapter, I’m looking ahead to the chapters about iOS apps. One will feature all of the Apple-supplied apps, and address their accessibility features and limitations. The second app chapter covers the best tools in all major categories, with an eye on accessibility. So, I will be writing about both the best reading app that happens to have great accessibility, and the best scanner app that can identify the currency in your wallet.

From the beginning, I’ve told people that this book would be interactive. I can review apps all day long, but what I write won’t serve everyone as well as a chapter that comes about with the input of folks in the accessibility community. I’m opening up several social media channels for the book. I will be starting discussions about the apps people like, and why, along with those apps folks think should be avoided. Of course, these social media channels will be promotional tools for the book, too. If you sign up to follow and participate, you will know before anyone when I’ve pressed that Upload button, and when those online stores send the “Approved” email, letting me know the book is available for sale. But honestly, the discussion will be the most fun, and the most useful both to me, and potential readers.

Join the iOS Access for All community:

Of course, I will continue to post about the book on my own pages and feeds, but probably not in as much detail. You’re welcome!

Have I mentioned how excited I am to be working on this project?

1 Comment »

  1. David F said,

    07.08.13 at 7:44 AM

    I hope I filled these boxes out right. I had to do it twice. I wanted to say your interview on Blind Tech Doctor was interesting. I wish you every success with your book. I have had iThoughts about getting an iPhone, but I have hesitated because from what I have seen with friends who have my abilities, it’s a long hard slog.

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