February 15-16, 2013 -- Madison, WI




My iPhone Changed My Life

How mobile devices are affecting the blind community















snow mobile Presented By

  • Kevin Jones
    • Accessibility Consultant
    • kevinrenatojones@gmail.com
    • @kevinrj
  • Eric Knapp
    • Madison College
    • eknapp@madisoncollege.edu
    • @ejknapp









snow mobile Outline

  • Growing Up Blind
  • Then and Now
    • Reading & Information
    • Communication
    • Navigation
    • Identification
  • Accessibility









snow mobile Growing Up Blind

  • Learning to Read
    • Braille
      • Cost of books
    • Audio Books
  • Learning to Listen

















snow mobile VoiceOver

  • History
    • Apple IIe
    • Macs before OS X 10.4 (Tiger) were not very accessible
    • Jaws on Windows
    • VoiceOver introduced in Tiger
  • Demo

















snow mobile Reading & Information









snow mobile Communication

  • Twitter
  • Voxer
  • FaceTime
  • iMessage
  • Skype
  • The actual phone!

















snow mobile Navigation

















snow mobile Identification

















snow mobile Accessibility

  • Making accessible apps
  • Even if you think it won’t matter!
    • Camera

















snow mobile Talk URL






  • Thanks!