The way I do it is this. Mind you, this used to work for Gmail, but hasn't
seemed to in a while, so hopefully it will work with an iCloud email account.
Anyhow, here's what you do. I have multiple email accounts in the Mail app, so
I back out until I'm at the main level. Then, I make
The problem with this is that banner-style notifications are supposed to go
away after a minute or so, maybe less. They don't now, which is not something
I'm okay with. It's either a new bug (which is likely) or a feature Apple
introduced (unlikelyotherwise there'd be no need
I find I usually get connected to the right place with the main number for
Apple. You can also actually choose to have silence when you're waiting with
the regular number, too. I believe the option you press is the number 4.
> On Mar 3, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Richard Turner
The RecUp app is also a great one. Again, speech needs to be muted if she
doesn't want it to be picked up in the recording. The nice thing about this app
is that the only button on the screen when recording is the stop button, so
that makes things very easy.
> On Mar 5, 2020, at
Mark, thanks for posting this. :) It's a very apt post, since I'm sure my phone
is totally bacteria-laiden. :) I'll be sure to get what's required to fix this
state of affairs.
> On Feb 18, 2020, at 11:14 PM, M. Taylor wrote:
> Your phone screen is gross. Here's how to clean
I actually bought my XR because of its bigger screen and lower price. I like
this screen size for Braille Screen Input. And I can't see at all, so having a
technically better, if smaller, screen wasn't important to me; I was happy to
gain a bigger one in exchange for some reduced visual
There are Costco brand hearing aids? You are speaking of the warehouse store,
> On Feb 2, 2020, at 1:41 AM, Holly wrote:
> That is strange. My Costco hearing aids do show up.
> The following information is important for all members of the V iPhone list.
Deidre, did you know you can do a single-finger double-tap and hold, then slide
up a little bit to lock your recordings on WhatsApp so you don't have to keep
holding your finger down on the record button? Focus should automatically stay
on the button, which has now changed into a send button,
Or you could just do a quick two-finger single-tap when a message comes in to
shut VoiceOver up. Personally, I'd rather have the setting for describing
images on than turn it off for such a small problem, but to each their own. I
also don't really mind my phone vibrating when a new message
This happens to me too, sometimes. When it does, I just touch the return key to
put focus on the keyboard, then turn the rotor again to find edit. This works
> On Jan 27, 2020, at 8:02 PM, Mama Peach wrote:
> I had to actually cut VoiceOver off and then back on
What is this new context menu thing in iOS 13? Does it have something to do
with the actions item on the rotor? It's good to know people have figured out
that's it's now a single-finger quadrupal tap; I wish it was still a
tripple-tap. Maybe this context menu thing will be more useful than I'm
Yes, this happens to me, too. What's weird is that it only happens for artists
in the "For You" tab and not playlists. I'll have to report this to Apple
Accessibility. They told me to call them, even if I don't think the issue is
specifically related to VO. Basically, since I'm blind and use
Wasn't this sighted as a new feature in iOS 13? I don't know if my UE Boom
speaker just has too old of a bluetooth version to make this work, but VO still
comes out of it when I connect it to my iPhone. If this is indeed a new
feature, I think it should be optional, maybe with a rotor toggle to
To add to this interesting discussion, I've found that for quite a while now,
Compact Samantha pronounces the word defeat as defeeturing. Of course, it
didn't do it in this email--go figure.
She's also saying GPS as geepees, which is quite annoying.
Also, Siri British English (when using
> I can't seem to get Cash Reader to work for me for some strange reason. I
> went through the setup, allowing it access to the camera, doing the free
> 14-day trial, etc., but when I hold the phone up to identify US currency,
> which it's set for, it does absolutely nothing. I'm assuming I'm
I always just put the name of the company in the first name field, and things
usually work for me. Well, I usually put the city in the first name field in
parentheses, particularly if it's something common, like Stop and Shop, a
grocery store here in Massachusetts. Otherwise, Siri will start
Sieghard, there really is no more Siri sound unless you wear a headset? I think
this is kind of a stupid move on Apple's part. Did they at least replace the
auditory feedback with a vibration or something? Sheesh, Apple!
> On Aug 5, 2019, at 3:13 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
Awesome! Thanks, Richard! I was pretty sure that would do it, but wanted to
make absolutely sure before I said anything. :)
> On Jul 20, 2019, at 6:26 PM, Richard Turner
> You have the correct subscribe address.
> Just remove the u n from the unsubscribe address
I heard of this app quite a few years ago, but apparently, the app called Noted
lets you take audio recordings and text notes at the same time, and they get
synched together. It looks pretty cool, though I don't know how accessible it
is. It's free with in-app purchases, though, so could be
I met a very nice lady yesterday on Paratransit. This was awesome, because
since moving out to western Massachusetts last year, I haven't met many people
who're blind. This lady had an iPhone, so we started talking about all things
iPhone-related as regards people with a
Richard, I have the latest version of the Amazon app, but not the latest
version of iOS. I'm still on 12.1 or something like that. I don't think
updating iOS would really make that much of a difference, but it's long
overdue, so I'll get that done at some point and see if things change.
It's been quite a while since I posted to the list, and I have a few questions
about the Amazon app. I've used this app for years, and have put up with some
odd quirks, like scrolling by heading in a product's page being a bit
unreliable; often times, going down heading by
SHERRIE, were you using the Window 10 Mail app or something? I had to go onto
gmail.com, change my layout to Desktop, since I can never seem to get anything
done with the Mobile layout, and created the label that way. It showed up
perfectly fine on my iPhone's Mail app. This is so strange. It's
For a while now, I've been having issues creating a new folder in my Gmail
account using the Mail app. I used to be able to go to my list of folders,
press edit, then press new. That would let me write a folder name, hit done,
and have a new place to move emails. It would also sync beautifully
Gld you got things working again. I don't use the table index, so I actually
forgot it was there. I just use the letter headings to move through my
contacts. It works well for me, but I'll have to give the table index a shot.
> On Jan 16, 2019, at 7:02 PM, Carolyn Arnold
Ah, yes. I couldn't figure out what issue the original poster was talking
about, but I've noticed that, too. Also scrolling by heading is problematic.
It's irratic when scrolling down by heading. It consistantly skips the
description, at least. It's not always consistant where it goes, but
I've heard about the accessiblity problems with the new app for this version of
the Instant Pot. What's the issue? Are there unlabeled buttons or spots where
the app is entirely unusable by a VO user?
I wonder how long it would take for the company to fix their app. Is it being
That's so odd, Richard. I find that the document channel often doesn't work for
me, either. I usually get the message, no text, or something like that. It's
strange, too, considering I'm doing the same thing I would be with something
like KNFBReader, and that was fine. It's especially odd,
Ugh, I have that problem all the time, Sieghard! It's so annoying when I say
the name of (what used to be) my local train station, and the name of my then
apartment complex gets inserted instead. They have words in common in their
names--my complex was called Del Norte Place, and the shortened
Sieghard, I know what you mean about dictation. Sometimes it just gets it so,
so wrong! And I've found lately that dictation has gotten even weirder lately.
What happens is that you'll dictate something, and when it's read back, VO
reads what you dictated, and it's correct. Then, when you go
Hey, no worries. I'm sure we've all done something like that a time or two.
> On Oct 10, 2018, at 8:12 PM, Jeremy Gilley wrote:
> oops, my apologies.
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
That's odd. When I upgraded to iOS 12, my setting for playing in the background
stayed on. In any case, I'm glad things are working for you now.
> On Oct 9, 2018, at 10:53 PM, Rebecca Ilniski wrote:
> I had to do the same when I upgraded.
> On Oct 9, 2018, at 10:43 PM, Alan
Hey, Geremy, I think you accidentally sent your email to the wrong group. It
sounds like you're talking about scripts for a MUD client. Did you perhaps mean
to send this to the Blind Gamers email list?
> On Oct 10, 2018, at 12:22 PM, Jeremy Gilley wrote:
> Good afternoon all.
What Mark was talking about in his original message isn't an app, it's a
shortcut that you can get from Apple's Shortcuts app in the app store.
> On Sep 30, 2018, at 8:19 PM, Julie Dawson wrote:
> I searched for the Police app but couldn't find it. I searched in the app
Richard, thanks for reminding me about this. I'd seen it mentioned on the list
before, but I haven't had a problem with updates until now. I'll make sure this
is part of my routine from now on when checking the App Store for updates.
I still need to check to see if my problem has been fixed. I
Okay, so I'm a bit annoyed. I told my phone to update all apps a few days ago,
and I thought it had, but I just found out that VDR was in fact not updated
when going through some more updates just now. I think it just didn't download
last time or something. Well, let's see if it actually
Weird. I'll do an iCloud backup and update. I think we're on iOS 12.0.1 or
something like that.
> On Oct 5, 2018, at 10:23 PM, Richard Turner
> I should say that I'm using a post iOS 12 beta and it works for me.
> xpert: an ex is a has-been,
Yes, I have the latest VDR update installed. I need to check if I'm on the
latest version of iOS 12, as well. I don't think an iOS update should fix
things, but you never know.
> On Oct 5, 2018, at 8:46 PM, Richard Turner
> have you updated in
So, I just added a bunch of files to a folder, and I now want to sort them by
date added, with the oldest on top and the newest on the bottom. The way you
used to be able to do this was to press the "Sort Options" button at the bottom
left of the screen, press "Add Date," then press the button
That's odd. I'm not having this problem of video titles not being read; I don't
have to flick down to read anything--everything's just working as it always
did. I just checked, and I'm running the latest version, 13.38, which was
released on the 1st of October.
> On Oct 5, 2018,
You might also want to try doing a hard reset. I'm not sure if that's what it's
called, exactly, but I'm talking about the reset where you hold down the power
and home buttons for 10 seconds. I'm not sure how to do it on a newer phone,
though. It doesn't reset any of your settings or get rid of
Lol don't tempt me. If I left it alone, it eventually fixed itself after a
minute, but it seems to be consistantly happening when I leave the phone alone
for a bit and then try to find the pause button by touch.
> On Sep 18, 2018, at 10:10 PM, Mary Otten wrote:
> I really
Oh, good grief! I spoke too soon, it seems. I opened a giant e-pub, and it
started locking up on me again. It would just stop reading and VO acted like
there were no items on the screen. Sorry, everyone. This is so frustrating!
> On Sep 18, 2018, at 9:59 PM,
Mary, I'm running an iPhone 6S and nothing else, but I wanted to keep my
library synced in case I got a new iPhone. We'll see how well things work out
in the next few days, but for now, I'm very pleased! :)
> On Sep 18, 2018, at 9:53 PM, Mary Otten wrote:
> This is
I'm currently waiting with bated breath for something to go drastically wrong,
but it looks like my issues with Voice Dream Reader freezing up totally have
been fixed! I have a huge library, and VDR is always syncing things, and when
it's doing this, the app often locks up to
Didn't Apple kind of break that? Something about the mic not recording things
loudly enough or something. Or was it another issue? Either way, has that been
> On Sep 4, 2018, at 5:18 AM, Robert Wright wrote:
> You have a record feature in control center called,”screen
Ugh! They broke crap again! Sheesh! Not only that, but our lovely bug of only
being able to move 1-3 headings down a list of search results before having to
scroll with a three-finger flick up is back, too. I tried doing the
three-finger flick up in my wishlists, but that didn't work,
So, I just opened the Amazon to reorder a mop I'd purchased a while ago (yay
for losing things in a huge cross-country move from California to
Massachusetts) and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could flick down
by headings for more than just two or three times before needing to do a
Terry, having your earpiece to the left won't make anything backward for you.
You may want to go find the Guide to Braille Screen Input on AppleVis. There's
a section or comment in the guide about what to do if your dots do get flipped
around. They explained it better than I could at the
Can I get this offer even if I'm already subscribed to Apple Music? Because if
so, that would be pretty cool!
> On Aug 19, 2018, at 12:54 PM, Robin wrote:
> Just Passin Along TheNews:
> if you are subscribed to one of VZW's Unlimited Data plans, you can get 6
> Months FREE of
While you can't swipe left through a list of items to go backward, you can do a
three-finger swipe down to scroll back up the list, then go forward from there.
Yes, their customer service is amazing! :)
> On Aug 19, 2018, at 2:56 PM, regina alvarado
> I use it
It used to be a bit tricky to use a few months ago, but they've made such
strides forward--xsts amazing! I use this app all the time! The dog food I buy
isn't easy to find--it's not carried by the big pet food stores--but Chewy will
ship it to me. It's going to get even more use once I get my
Yes, this is super annoying right now. I always try trouble-shooting first
before writing to the list--and you're right. The list of results doesn't
auto-scroll anymore. You have always, as far as I know, have had to
three-finger swipe up within a product page a couple of times in order to get
Kelby, it sounds like you and I are facing some of the same issues. :) I'm
going to update to the latest version of iOS and iTunes (if iTunes will
cooperate with me, that is--I may have to download the latest version manually)
and try doing the file sharing to back up my VDR library once
That's so weird! I have no issues with VDR and Dropbox. It's some other apps
that have issues with Dropbox for me, like Capti. It won't display things in
alphabetical order. VDR has no issues with this, though, or with missing files.
Strange. I get what people are saying about not wanting to
The best answer I can give you is that it depends. The developer needs to build
in support for 1Password as an option on the login screen.
> On May 20, 2018, at 8:50 PM, R Van Lant wrote:
> I've finally downloaded One Password to get started with it. I
The issue with any color-identifying app is the inconsistant lighting. With a
standalone device, the lighting is always consistant. Now, I'm not saying I'd
buy this device--my Rainbow was a lot cheeper and serves my needs well--but I
do think there's a market/need out there for standalone
Agreed, Sieghard. Lol Cheap wine can be quite delicious--and as anyone in the
industry can tell you, price is not indicative of quality.
Also, she probably sent it to the list by mistake. Calm down.
> On May 14, 2018, at 8:43 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I've also had very good luck with MyWeigh's kitchen scales. Their bathroom
scale--thI had the one where you had to tap it first with your foot before
fully stepping on to it. Anyhow, after a while, the voice readout and print
numbers weren't matching up at all. Of course, the kitchen scale
Oh, sorry. I'm afraid I can't help you there, then; I don't use a Mac. It might
be a good idea to put the OS you're using in the subject line next time you
have a question about a multi-platform app like this. Can't recall now if you
did do that, but if not, you may want to consider it. I could
I'm not sure how you got 1Password working like this, but it doesn't work like
that for me.
Anyhow, are you trying to now add accounts to 1Password now that you've created
your master password? When you unlock the app with your master password, you'll
see an Add New Item button in the top
Oh, crap! I need to write to them, too. Thanks, Mark, for bringing things to
all our attention. I know it's been a bit weird since I got it a few months
ago, but it was always something I could deal with relatively easily--the
situation wasn't ideal, but it was at least useable. I'm hoping they
Oh, my God, yes! That feature would definitely be an absolute lifesaver? I have
an utterly enormous wishlist, and being able to search for books on it would be
incredibly useful! Also, I'd like to be able to search all items, Braille or
audio books, Braille or audio magazines, or music-related
Oh, wow! I've been wanting to start playing the harp for a while now! I'm going
to be moving soon, though, and I'd rather be settled before getting one.
Anyhow, I have lots of questions about this, tuning being one of them, so
thanks for that info. Can I write you both off list to ask some
So, I just bought a Kindle book today, and to my surprise and delight, it read
each paragraph in one flick, rather than reading an entire screen in one flick.
When you get down to the bottom of the screen, you hear the normal thunk noise
from VO, and you can then do a 3-finger swipe up to move
It sounds like the iPhone is filling up a space called other. What you should
do is connect the phone to the computer, open up iTunes and press the iPhone
button when your phone is connected. It may take a few seconds to come up.
Anyway, press that button and then go to either the summary or
Yes, RecUp is what I use, and I love it!
> On Feb 18, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Alan Lemly wrote:
> I'll add to Sieghard's comments that RecUp also has a single finger triple
> tap gesture to pause the recording when using Voiceover.
> Alan Lemly
We have some pretty nice wooden ones, and I've seen some nice ceramic and tile
ones out there, so it doesn't necessarily have to look ugly or out of place.
> On Feb 17, 2018, at 8:06 AM, Christopher Chaltain wrote:
> True, but you'll need to be careful what
Yeah, the solution to this problem has a name, and it's coaster. :)
> On Feb 14, 2018, at 9:05 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
> Ah, what a disaster, how about you just put something other than cloth on
> your table if this is a concern? I can't believe all the
The samples of unfiltered recordings from the iPhone compared to the recordings
made with a second-gen Stream completely blow the Stream out of the water. Even
if HumanWare has managed to fix that persistant background hiss on the
second-gen Stream, the recordings produced by an unfiltered
There's a great article about all this on AppleVis.
A Guide to Braille Screen Input on iOS:
> On Feb 8, 2018, at 5:38 AM, Janet Bell wrote:
> please can someone tell me
Yikes! Apple really dropped the ball with this one! I'm not part of the beta
program, and I only have one current enough iOS device that could even run it,
so I'm not sure how much help I could realistically be. If there's anything
non-beta iOS users can do, would you let us know?
Hey, awesome little hack! I had no idea this was possible! I'm so going to
share this with all my friends!
> On Feb 7, 2018, at 9:38 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
> Just a quick Dropbox tip:
> Look at the link you pasted for downloading your zip file, you will
In regular, 6-dot Braille, before the switch to UEB, dots 4-6 together would
mean whatever word you were writing next was either Italicized, bolded, or
underlined. If you were doing this to more than 3 words in a row, you'd put
dots 4-6 twice before the first word, then once before the last
Hey, that's an absolutely fantastic idea! And you could probably make it even
better by sewing it to fit over the entire unit like a shower cap, so nothing
gets dirty--not just the Braille cells. My sister- in-law sews; maybe I'll ask
her to whip me up some covers for my BrailleNote PK,
Wouldn't an external battery be much cheaper than buying a separate device? I
mean, my iPhone does everything, and my awesome, 200100 MAH battery only cost
me around $50. I will admit that I do have one of those Sansa ClipZip mp3
players with Rockbox on it, with a 128 GB micro SD card in it for
Ive noticed that too, lately. It seems to have been going on for the past year
or more. I know you can do a double-tap-and-hold on the link and load it in a
new tab. You can actually still locate the link after the dialogue opens. Just
move to headings on the rotor, then flick up with one
My mom has a keypad lock like the one you mentioned. It drives me crazy,
because the numbers go from 1-5 along the top row, and 6-0 along the bottom
next row, with some unknown button right underneath the 8. I really wish it had
the numbers in a standard telephone layout, but I'm at their house
>From what I understand, Airplay 1 already has this. It's one of the big
>reasons some blind people really like Airplay. In fact, it's one of the
>reason's I've long wanted an Airplay speaker.
> On Jan 18, 2018, at 8:48 AM, Kelly Pierce wrote:
> Airplay 2
I've not had much luck with Seeing AI's document channel, either. Strange. I'm
getting a bit better at getting the hold steady announcement a little faster--I
guess all that practice with KNFB was helpful--but once the pic is processed by
Seeing AI, 99% of the time, I get a message about there
I get this behavior sometimes when my phone is lying flat on a table at a weird
angle from me. It's probably the angle you're having to approach your phone
from while it's charging. You may have to turn your phone a little if it's on a
flat surface in order to approach its Touch ID senser
I can't remember if I have the MyWay Vox3000 or 5000, but whichever one I have,
it still works fine, even after having it for a few years. Granted, I don't use
it too often, which could have something to do with it, but I have been using
it more lately, and as far as I know, it's working well.
Why would doing something like that be useful? I mean, could that help someone
with a visual impairment fill out a form? I'm just curious, is all. The only
time I could see something like that being even somewhat useful is if my
husband needed me to bring something from the house that he
>From what I've heard, though, Speed Queen washers are water hogs, as well as
>hard on clothing.
> On Nov 27, 2017, at 1:45 PM, Mr. Ed wrote:
> Speed Queen makes a washer and fryer with the turn knobs. They also have the
> best warranty. This is
Either someone's email account got hacked, or some kind of spambot got ahold of
the list's email address.
> On Nov 25, 2017, at 7:37 AM, Eric Oyen wrote:
> and what does this have to do with ViPhone?
> On Nov 25, 2017, at 8:29 AM, mike a
I can kind of see the snotty teenager thing for Sally, now that you mention it.
sherin drives me nuts. Again, way, way, way too deep for my taste. Ava sort of
has the same problem for me. I can't stand Nuance's Alison, either--she sounds
so pissed off to me. You want to hear another
That's not the Kate I'm talking about. That's Nuance Kate, a British English
voice. The Kate I like is NeoSpeech Kate, an American English voice that sounds
very different than Nuance Kate. :)
> On Nov 17, 2017, at 7:12 PM, Maria Reyes wrote:
Mary, it's so funny how you can agree with someone on liking one voice, but not
agree with them about another voice. I can't stand Kendra. She's way too deep
for my liking, and her inflection is so flat, like Ivona Sally. I like a lot
about Sally, but her flatness drives me absolutely bonkers!
I like Nuance Kate, too, but I can't stand the way she goes all weird after a
comma in a sentence. She has this weird upward inflection that's all on one
note, and it drives me nuts. Other than that, though, I like her. And Serena is
> On Nov 12, 2017, at 5:17 PM,
I'm a huge, huge NeoSpeech fan, myself. If I could get Kate, James, Ashley, and
Bridget on my iPhone as system-wide voices, I'd die a very happy woman lol.
For now, though, I use compact Samantha. I can't stand her HQ version. She says
things all weird. she has weird up/down inflections in her
Lol! Just lol! I guess I can't find the operator keys fast enough, since as far
as I know, I haven't run into this issue. :)
> On Nov 12, 2017, at 10:46 PM, M. Taylor wrote:
> CNET How To - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:23 AM
> Why you should avoid your
I can understand how this process can be a little confusing. When you get the
popup, hit later. The passcode screen will come up. When it does, find the
button at the bottom of the screen called remind me later, and press it. The
popup will go away, and your phone won't update.
Was this on Windows or Mac? What's better about it in terms of accessibility
and usability as compared to the iTunes version before 12.7?
> On Oct 11, 2017, at 2:29 PM, Sadam Ahmed wrote:
> Have just installed this version, and oh, my,
Dana, I'm glad you were able to get things fixed! I've never gotten iTunes file
sharing and VDR to work properly together. Maybe I should try it now with the
new version of iTunes and see if I have better results. :)
> On Oct 8, 2017, at 12:40 PM, Dana Leet
The ringtones issue isn't happening with just your 7--it's happening with my
6S, too--and that was even before I updated to iOS 11. It just fixed itself one
day, and I've just decided to be grateful lol.
> On Oct 8, 2017, at 9:02 AM, Marie wrote:
Try youtubeconverter.me. It's a great site. Note that the progress indicator
and eventual download button are beneath the adds on the page. I think it's
actually a link, not a button, now that I stop to think about how you'd get
there. Anyhow, you can pick from 64, 128, 192, and 320 KBPS for
So, to make a long story short, I updated to iOS 11 a week or so ago. It was
fine, except for this one issue. I use Safari a ton on my phone, and I usually
use Google to search for things. I didn't know what the heck was going on when
my Google search results pages started displaying rather
While I understand the differences between the free version of 1Password and
the in-app upgrade for 1Password, I'm stumped as to the differences between
that upgrade and the monthly 1Password Account paid subscription. If anyone can
enlighten me, that'd be great!
As far as using 1Password as
It soundslike you need to turn off the smart punctuation option. I can't
remember where it is, but googling it should bring up something fairly
quickly--lol Google can find anything.
> On Sep 25, 2017, at 4:49 AM, cmohney1...@gmail.com wrote:
> Hmm I believe that is the same
I heard on AppleVis's thread on the bugs in iOS 11, that you have to use
control or the FN key to get media controls with the function keys owing again.
You may want to take a look at that thread. It was either in that one or the
one on the accessibility changes in iOS 11 thread.
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