Chuck Joiner once again treats us to a behind the scenes look at Macstock, it’s presenters, and sponsors in his special MacVoices video series, The Road to Macstock! In this installment of The Road to Macstock 2017 Chuck chats with Dr. Robert Carter about assistive technology, Apple accessibility, and his upcoming talk at Macstock 2017 on why braille integration with Apple’s operating systems is important.
Our next stop on the Road toMacstock takes us to Dr. Robert Carter, who provides some perspective on how blind users interact with their technology. Modern devices have opened up many things to those with visual challenges, but the costs associated with those devices can be challenging. Robert discusses how he will be making us all aware of these challenges and opportunities in his Macstock session this year.
Apple is the first major technology company to provide built-in accessibility for its entire product line. The fact that the accessibility is built-in means there is no additional cost for the customer. It also means that a blind Mac owner can independently install the operating system from scratch because accessibility is part of the OS X operating system and not bolted on after the fact.
Chuck Joiner sits down with THREE Macstock Speakers in this new episode of MacVoices on The Road to Macstock!
Our next stop on The Road to Macstock features three different presenters covering very different topics. Dr. Robert Carter of The Tech Doctor Blog and Podcast will discuss Mac accessibility, Guy Serle of the MyMac Podcast will be showing tools and techniques to create podcasts from his iPad, and Tim Robertson of The Techfan Podcast will serve as ringmaster for the on-stage speaker roundtable discussions. The group cover their individual presentations, comment on Apple upgradability, and share if and how they use their iPads.