How to write with Emoji on your iPhone and Mac

In episode 2 of the Access Ninja Podcast, Rachel and I discussed the how blind users experience Emoji. Emoji are little symbols you can write with that range from faces like 😄 to objects like 🎉. They are very popular in Japan and are becoming increasingly popular everywhere else. In fact some people may be taking the craze a little bit far.

If you haven't tried writing with emoji before then follow these steps for writing with emoji on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Accessibility features in iOS everyone should be using: Have your iPhone read out loud to you with Speak Selection

Accessibility features in iOS everyone should be using: Have your iPhone read out loud to you with Speak Selection

So you just found an interesting article online but have your hands full cooking dinner? Why not have your iPhone read that article to you? iOS users with Dyslexia have been enjoying the Speak Selection feature as way to have your device read text from apps like Safari and iBooks out loud. Click READ MORE for step-by-step instructions.

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3 Great New Accessibility Features in iOS 7

Screen shot of the Switch Control menu on an iPad

Happy iPhone day everyone!

I recently wrote an article for the Simon Technology Center highlighting some of the cool new accessibility features included in iOS 7. There is some cool new stuff like Switch Control for users who can't use the touch screen. Find out more by reading are on the the Simon Technology Center blog here: 3 Great New Accessibility Features in iOS 7