Yesterday, I joined Cheddar anchors Hope King and Tim Stenovec to do a segment on how voice assistants help and hinder accessibility. This was my first-ever television appearance and I think it went really well.
In my latest piece for iMore, I discuss what Apple’s redesigned Watch means for accessibility. Its marquee new features—a larger display, haptic-enabled Digital Crown, and fall detection—all have enormous implications for disabled people.
My friends and colleagues at MacStories have been running a week-long event commemorating the 10th anniversary of the opening of the App Store. I was honored to be asked to contribute a story for it, and my piece ran on Wednesday. The Cliff’s Notes version: The App Store has quite literally given the disabled community access to the world.
My 4th annual report from inside Apple’s developer conference for TechCrunch.
My scoop for TechCrunch on something very cool coming to AirPods this fall.
I'm very pleased to see my byline again on MacStories. In this piece, I list five features and technologies iOS and macOS can share with each other. I believe these suggestions would boost the usability and accessible design of both platforms, which ultimately makes for a better user experience.
Yesterday was Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Apple, as it has done the last few years, was an active participant in promoting the day—a day all about raising awareness for disabled people and the importance of accessible technology. Being the industry leader, Apple plays a big role.
For TechCrunch, I wrote a deep dive story on Apple's activities for this year, tied into the education announcements they made in Chicago in late March. Apple invited me to a small event at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont, which was the highlight of the day. It was at that event where I got an opportunity to briefly interview CEO Tim Cook about GAAD and what accessibility means to the company and to him. The reporting was key, but man, how exhilirating it was for me. It was an amazing experience—one that I won't ever forget.
In my latest piece for iMore, I run down three accessibility-focused enhancements I’d like to see Apple add in iOS 12.
In my latest article for iMore, I offer some preliminary thoughts on how accessible Apple’s forthcoming smartphone will be. Also included in the story are some details from the company on Face ID and accessibility.
In my latest article for iMore, I talk about how the design and editorial changes to the iOS App Store this year have major potential to positively impact the accessibility community.
My third annual report from inside WWDC for TechCrunch is finally here.
For TechCrunch, I wrote a piece about how home automation impacts accessibility.
My byline returns to Macworld: In this piece, I wrote about four software things I'd like Apple to announce at WWDC in a couple of weeks.
Over at iMore, I wrote about what I'd like to see in the reportedly forthcoming iPad Pro.
Over at The App Factor, I explain how and why I'm using the Zoom feature on iOS.
A quick reminder that earlier this week I announced a new project, which is a monthly newsletter. The first issue goes out next Wednesday, so if you want in, you gotta sign up. I've been pleased with the response so far, but I'd love to get more people on board.
My friends at The App Factor published another article by me this morning. In this one, I talk about how watchOS 3's UI overhaul and design tweaks have my made original, "Series 0" hardware feel like a brand-new device. It's been so good, in fact, that I haven't missed not upgrading to the Series 2 model. (But I'll likely move to Series 3, whenever that comes out.)