MacAlert!

Up to the minute Apple and Mac news alerts

How iOS Helps a Blind Veteran Return to the Water

[2018-11-09 23:24:57]

Here is a feel-good story for a Friday. Apple has made public the story of Scott Leason—a US Navy veteran and keen surfer…who happens to be blind. The story details how by using an iPhone XR, and the VoiceOver application in particular, as well as an Apple Watch, Mr Leason is able to undertake a number of tasks and partake in his beloved water sports. He said,“When I’m at the end of a line behind a boat just like anybody else, I forget I’m blind. And then when I come into the beach and there’s people around [his dog] Snickers and I go yeah that’s my seeing eye dog and I got a board in my hand and they go, ‘you’re blind?’ That’s a cool feeling.” It might be easy for some to be cynical about Apple promoting this, but for most of us, it is equally easy to forget how crucial technology and the accessibility tools modern devices have are to people with a variety of disabilities. Surfs up, Mr Leason!

How iOS Helps a Blind Veteran Return to the Water


Read more....



RELATED!

eToro Begins iOS Wallet Roll Out

– TMO Daily Observations 2018-11-09

Sprint Might Be Throttling Skype, Say Researchers

Looking for Amazon Apple Products? Soon It Will Sell More

Disney Unveils Disney+, Coming 2019

Apple Face ID Supplier Acquired for $3.2 Billion

USPS Informed Delivery Vulnerable to Identity Thieves

A Roundup of the Best 2018 Black Friday Tech Deals

To be a Computer, iPad Pro Needs a Computer OS

iOS 12: How to Create Album Folders in Photos

Cowin E7 Pro Active Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Wireless Headphones: $78.99

Can Film Emulator Apps Like VSCO Replace Actual Film?

Three Quick Reminders Tips!

Github announces it hosts 100 million repositories

Season 2 of ‘Mars’ Set to Air on Nat Geo Channel