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From: "Robert Acosta" <boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: September 6, 2016 at 8:04:43 PM EDT
Subject: [aw-announcements] IOS 10 from Jonathan Mosen
Hello everyone, as I write this, it's the 7th of September here in New
Zealand. But we're eagerly awaiting the US getting to the 7th, so we can find
out about new Apple hardware. This will include at least two new iPhones as
well as the possibility of new Apple Watch and mac hardware.
On the software side, we'll get a release date for iOS 10, tvOS, watchOS 3,
and MacOS Sierra. There may well be additional information provided about
those operating systems, particularly with regard to how they might take
advantage of new hardware.
You can of course watch Apple's presentation at 1 PM Eastern, 10 AM Pacific,
6 PM UK, and bright and early at 5 AM in New Zealand by using Safari on your
iOS or mac device, or using the Apple Events app for Apple TV.
Here's how Mosen Consulting will be helping you make sense of all the new
If you've not caught up with the news about our new podcast, The Blind Side,
it is now available exclusively as a podcast and an episode comes out once a
week most of the time. If you're not subscribed yet, you can get the direct
RSS feed to paste into any pod catcher by visiting
http://mosen.org/TheBlindSide. Or you can simply search for The Blind Side in
most pod catchers and subscribe to it that way. We're also to be found on
Serotek's iBlink Radio app on many devices, including Apple TV.
Right after the Apple event, we'll be recording a special edition of The
Blind Side Podcast for publication that same day. We've assembled a fantastic
team, which includes:
David Woodbridge, someone who continues to make an outstanding contribution
in helping the blind community make sense of Apple stuff with his numerous
podcasts and guides. For him, the Apple event is on at a crazy 3 AM, but you
can be sure he'll be up and about.
Jeff Bishop, who always has a good handle on new technology and has been
pounding away on the iOS beta builds.
Heidi Mosen, who will be watching the Apple event very closely for all the
information that is communicated visually via slides. She'll also be ready to
give you detailed, blind-friendly descriptions of precisely what all the new
hardware looks like.
And I'll be there as well.
You can be sure the discussion will be both lively and informative, and we
won't shy away from looking at the ramifications of the lack of a headphone
jack in the new iPhones and how Apple may or may not have handled the
potential pitfalls of the jack's removal.
So why not be prepared. Subscribe to The Blind Side today so you get the big
Apple episode tomorrow. It's free, and people like free.
If you listen to RNIB Connect Radio, I'll be guesting with them later in the
week to provide analysis of the Apple event. Stay tuned to them for further
On Monday 12 September at 8 PM Eastern, I'll be the guest at the Tek Talk
presentation on Accessible World, discussing my new book, "iOS 10 Without the
Eye". We expect the release of iOS 10 to be extremely close by that point, so
I'll be talking about, and discussing many of the new features from a
blindness perspective. I hope to see you there. Accessible World use the
TCConferencing software, which you can install from the room's page if you
don't have it yet.
The URL is:
And speaking of "iOS 10 Without the Eye", it will be ready for release just
ahead of when iOS 10 hits the net. Thanks to the large numbers of you who've
already pre-ordered. If you'd like a comprehensive, well-organised reference
book on the new OS from a blindness perspective, secure your copy today so
you have it handy for the update. Find out more and pre-order at
Finally, there'll be a substantial update to our book, "Apple TV Fourth
Generation with VoiceOver", covering the many new features in tvOS. There are
some really worthwhile VoiceOver additions as well as the mainstream
enhancements. If you subscribed to our plan for free updates to the book
until the end of 2016, you'll get the book automatically when it's released.
There are so many changes in it that I'd just recommend re-reading the whole
And I have to say, that title is the worst, most uninspiring title I've ever
come out with, even though it's factually accurate and descriptive. So the
new version of the book has a better name. It's called, "The Apple of your
Eye, using Apple TV 4th generation with VoiceOver".
I hope this combination of free and paid resources will help you make the
most of what Apple has to offer, or in the case of the new iPhones, whether
what's being added will add enough value for you personally to compensate for
what's being taken away.
Thanks so much for your ongoing support of our work at Mosen Consulting. We
really do appreciate it a lot.
Blindness technology eBooks, tutorials and training
Robert Acosta, President
Helping Hands for the Blind
Accessible World Team
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