Blindness takes a stand!

Recently I was discriminated against by frontier airlines. They wouldn’t allow me to travel with my 18 month old grand daughter. I called newspapers, news stations, and made my voice heard. Not just for me, but for the whole blind community and those after me so they will get treated fairly. Below is the links to the 2 news casts done by ABC Action, Fox 13, and and article written by the Tampa times. Just thought this may be a positive thing for the BBE, as well as the blind community.

ABC action news
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-tampa/local-minister-told-he-cant-fly-frontier-because-he-is-blind

Fox 13 new
http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/258629411-story

News article in tampa times
http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/airlines/frontier-airlines-refused-to-allow-blind-man-and-granddaughter-on-plane-at/2325975

My youtube channel playlist has the interviews in there entirety

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Accessible blu-tooth keyboards

Here are 2 blu-tooth keyboards that I have used with much success.  They allow you to use the following devices

Mac

iPHone

iPad

appleTV 3rd and 4th gen

iPod touch

This first one is the Logitech easy switch k811.  This one is the same size as the apple bt keyboard.  Difference is, it can connect to 3 devices.  The way to do this is select a function key 1 threw 3, and pair your device.  After it’s paired, hit f1,2, or 3, to select the device you want to control.  Find it here.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0099SMFP2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

The 2nd one is a bit smaller, and only controls 1 device.  It’s only 10 bucks, and is very durable!  I have dropped this keyboard down stairs, on concrete, and my kids have even stepped on it, and it still works.  I wouldn’t test those theorys Though.  Find it here.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IBIW40C/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

predictive text

predictive text

In this tutorial we are going to learn  about predictive text.    Predictive text or also known as quick type  predicts what you type while you are typing..

In other words as you type iOS tries  to predict what you are going to say and displays suggestions  baste on what you have typed.

When using predictive text   you can write sentences with a few double taps on the iOS keyboard. In other words instead of writing a whole sentence you can write half of the sentence and predictive text can  predict the last word of the sentence. iOS listens to your typing style  that includes if you are typing to your girlfriend, boss, or  co workers.

Predictive text also knows your text messaging style.  How ever you text either short and brief  and casual or formal  word predictions will show up  baste on your texting style.

Predictive text knows  what your  conversation is about.   Here is an example.  Suppose if some one asks you a question like how are you doing today?  Now before writing anything iOS already has some word predictions so instead of typing the word great just swipe to the prediction and  then double tap to insert it.   Here is how you use predictive text.  First open any app such as messages.  Start writing a message.  Next start swiping left or right  to find the word  prediction  that you want to insert in to the message.  Then double tap it to insert it.            If you want to disable predictive text  go to settings.  Then go to general.  After that go to keyboard.   Finally swipe to predictive and then double tap to turn it off.

using Facebook on the iPad

In this tutorial we  will learn how to use Facebook for the iPad.

First when you open Facebook for iPad  you will see 4 buttons  at the bottom.

T This is after you have logged  in to Facebook first. Now if you have logged in to Facebook under settings and Facebook before getting the app you will see the 4 buttons at the bottom. The  first button is news feed.

This is wheir you can see what your friends are posting and wheir  you post your status.

Next there is the notifications  button where you can find out things like who commented on your status and you likes your status and who commented on a post in a group ETC.

Next we have the messages button where you can then send private messages.

Then you have the more button where  you can do a number of things such as view your profile view what’s going on  in your groups change account settings ETC.

To post a status open Facebook and then swipe to the status button and then double tap.

Next swipe to the what’s on your mind field and then double tap.

Next type in your status and then swipe left or right to the post button and then double tap.

If you want  to respond to  a notification from Facebook first open the Facebook app.

Next go to notifications.

Then for example if some one comments on your status then double tap the notification and then it will bring you to the edit field where you can respond to the comment.

Now for the messages button to work you have to have Facebook messenger installed otherwise  you will get the get started with messenger message.

Now there is the more tab where you can do a number of things such as view your profile see what’s going on in your groups and change your account settings.

To view your profile open Facebook.

Then go to more.

Then double tap your name and then you should see your profile.

If you want to view your account settings  open Facebook.

Then go to more and then swipe until you get to account settings  and then double tap.

How to filter iCloud mail

First go to http://www.icloud.com

Next vo right arrow to the mail button and then press vo space bar on it. 

 

Next if the mail boxes group doesn’t appear then vo left arrow to the mail frame and interact with it. 

Then interact with the mail boxes group. 

Next vo right arrow to the show actions button and then press vo space bar on it. 

Next vo down arrow to the rules option and then press vo space bar on it. 

Next vo left arrow until voiceover says empty table and then stop interacting with it. 

Next vo right arrow to the rules tab and then press vo space bar to select it. 

Next vo right arrow to the add a rule button and then press vo space bar on it. 

Next  in the name or email address edit field type in the email address you want to filter. 

Then vo right arrow  to the choose a folder button and then press vo space bar on it. 

Next use the vo up or downarrow keys to find the new folder option and then press vo space bar. 

THen type the name of the new folder and then press enter to accept the new folder. 

Then vo left arrow to the done button and then press vo space bar.

First go to http://www.icloud.com

Next vo right arrow to the mail button and then press vo space bar on it. 

 

Next if the mail boxes group doesn’t appear then vo left arrow to the mail frame and interact with it. 

Then interact with the mail boxes group. 

Next vo right arrow to the show actions button and then press vo space bar on it. 

Next vo down arrow to the rules option and then press vo space bar on it. 

Next vo left arrow until voiceover says empty table and then stop interacting with it. 

Next vo right arrow to the rules tab and then press vo space bar to select it. 

Next vo right arrow to the add a rule button and then press vo space bar on it. 

Next  in the name or email address edit field type in the email address you want to filter. 

Then vo right arrow  to the choose a folder button and then press vo space bar on it. 

Next use the vo up or downarrow keys to find the new folder option and then press vo space bar. 

THen type the name of the new folder and then press enter to accept the new folder. 

Then vo left arrow to the done button and then press vo space bar.

Using the contacts on your Mac

We will learn how to use the contacts app. 

To open the contacts app first either go to you’re doc by pressing c control option d and then pressing the left or right arrows to find contacts and press enter or go to the applications folder with command shift a and then use the up and down arrow keys to find contacts and press command o to open it or press command space and  type contacts and press enter to open it. 

Next we will explore the main window. 

In the first table is the groups table. 

In the groups table   you can choose what group of contacts  you want to show. 

 For example you can show all iCloud contacts. 

To show only all iCloud contacts first interact with the  groups table with vo shift down arrow that is control option shift down arrow. 

Next vo right arrow to all iCloud contacts and then stop interacting with the groups table with vo shift up arrow that is control option shift up arrow. 

Next  if you vo right arrow a little more you will find the name table. 

In this table you will find the name of you’re contacts. 

Next if you vo right arrow again you will find the add button if you press vo space bar you will add a new contact. 

The next button you will find is the edit button. 

This will allow you to edit a contact.  

The next button you will find  is the share card button. 

This button allows you to share a contact with another contact. 

 

To add a contact first vo right arrow to the add button and then vo space bar on it. 

Next use the up and down arrow keys to locate the new contact option in the menu and then press vo space bar on it. 

Next vo right arrow to the first name field and then enter the first name of the contact. 

Next vo right arrow to the last name field and then enter the last name of the contact. 

  Next vo right arrow again and then you will find the company field wheir you can enter  wheir the contact works. 

Next to enter the phone number and other information about the contact you will have to interact with the  contact information scroll area with vo shift down arrow that is control option shift down arrow. 

Next vo right arrow to the phone number field and then type in the phone number of the contact. 

Before the phone edit field there is a popup menu wheir you can choose mobile home  iPhone home fax  work other  other fax work fax  [ager  and custom. 

To open this popup menu you can press vo space bar on it. 

Then use the up and down arrow keys to find the  type of phone you want to choose for the contact and then press vo space bar to choose the option.  

 Next there is  the type of email you want to choose for the contact. 

To choose what type of email the contact uses vo right arrow to the home popup button and then press vo space bar on it. 

The options are as follows  home work other and custom. 

Next if you vo right arrow again this is wheir you can type the email address of the contact. 

The rest of the  form contains edit fields and menus wheir you can choose type of webpage  for example if they have a website . 

The rest of the form contains fields wheir you can add street addresses state city and zip code. 

 

 You can also add the contacts birthday. 

When you are done filling in all the information stop interacting with with the contact information scroll area with vo shift up arrow that is control option shift up arrow. 

Next stop interacting with the contact information group with control option shift up arrow. 

Next vo right arrow to the done button and vo space bar on it. 

 Next to edit a contact. 

First vo right arrow to the edit button and then press vo space bar on it.   

Next vo left arrow to the contact information group and then press  vo shift down arrow to interact with the contact information group. 

Next vo right arrow to the first and last name fields and edit them. 

Then vo right arrow to the contact infermation scroll area and interact with it with control option shift down arrow. 

Then  vo right arrow to  each popup menu  or edit field and edit at you’re choosing. 

Then when you are done stop interacting with the contact information scroll area  and then stop interacting with the contact information group. 

Next vo right arrow to the done button and then press vo space bar on it. 

 

 

Now we will learn how to share a contact. 

To share a contact first vo right arrow to the share card button and then press vo space bar on it. 

Next  use the up and down arrow keys to choose how you want to send the contact card such as email or message the card. 

Once you find the option you want then press vo space bar to select the option. 

 Next vo right arrow to the to field wheir you can type who you want to send the contact to. 

Next vo right arrow to the send button and then press vo space bar to send it. 

 To delete a contact vo right arrow to the name table and then press command delete to delete the contact. 

To delete a group vo left arrow to the group table and then press command delete to delete the contact group. 

 

 

Using FaceTime on the mac

We will now learn about how to use the FaceTime app. 

First to open the FaceTime app on the mac first  open the doc by pressing vo d. 

That is control option d. 

Next press the left or right arrow key to find the FaceTime app and press enter to open it. 

 Next when in the FaceTime app you will find the recents table. 

In this table you will find all the people that have called you.   When you vo right arrow through the app you will find the mist  radio button and the favorites radio button and the recents radio button. 

Next you can call a person back by going to the recents  table. 

In the table you can use the up and down arrow keys to find the caller you want to call back and press   vo space barbato selectthe caller. 

 

To end a FaceTime call just vo right arrow to the end button and press vo space bar on the end button. 

 If you want to access a contact quickly you can also type in the search field and search for a contact.  When some one face times you you can vo left arrow to the accept button and press vo space bar to accept the call. 

You can also decline the call by vo right arrowing to decline and then press vo space bar on the decline button.