‘Hardware: The Often Overlooked Aspect of Accessibility’

In my first piece as a regular contributor to iMore, published last night, I talk about the role hardware plays in assessing the accessibility of iOS devices. Software gets all the glory — rightfully so — but we shouldn’t overlook hardware. It’s just as important to consider.

Yours Truly in ‘Taking Control of Podcasting’

I’m late in linking to this, but I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Andy Affleck for a profile in the third edition of his book, Taking Control of Podcasting on the Mac. In it, I discuss the tools with which I use to record Accessible, and how I came to doing the show.

‘An Overview of iOS 8′s New Accessibility Features’

I was honored to work with Federico Viticci in putting together this piece for MacStories.

‘iOS 8 Changes We’d Like to See: Accessibility’

My latest piece for Macworld, published early this morning. In it, I break down the Accessibility features I’d like to see Apple add in iOS 8.

‘Accessibility Features on iOS’

Shawn Blanc was kind enough to let me write a piece for his new site, The Sweet Setup. In my article, published this morning, I discuss the best iOS Accessibility features for everyone. Accessibility software isn’t just for those with special needs, and I talk about four options in iOS that can benefit the fully-abled just as well.

My thanks to Shawn for having me; it was a fun piece to write, and came out great.

‘Just a Toy’

My latest piece for Tech.pinions was published this morning. Inspired by this photo I took, I talk about why Microsoft’s Surface ads are terribly misguided, and why the iPad is far more than “just a toy”.

The New and Improved @stevensblog_org

Since moving Steven’s Blog to a self-hosted WordPress setup two years ago, the site has had a companion Twitter account. In the past, I used to manually cross-post links to posts — like an animal — from my personal account to the site’s. Unfortunately, that got old fast, and I eventually stopped cross-posting altogether. As of this writing, the last tweet was over 5 months ago, in August 2013.

That changes tonight. Besides creating a new logo for the site’s Twitter avatar, I set up a plug-in in the WordPress CMS that will automatically tweet new blog posts from the site’s account as they’re published. If you follow the account on Twitter, you should see a tweet for this post.

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‘Why the iPhone 5S is a Terrific Accessibility Tool’

My newest article for Macworld was published this morning. In it, I discuss the reasons why the iPhone 5S is a terrific accessibility tool. Accessibility isn’t just applicable to software.

Thank You

With 2014 a few hours away — at least here on the west coast — I wanted to thank you, my readers, for a terrific 2013 here on Steven’s Blog.

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Issue 16 of ‘The Loop Magazine’ Includes Yours Truly

The new issue of The Loop Magazine went out this morning, with articles by Brianna Wu, Matt Gemmell, Matt Dusenbury, Seamus Bellamy, and myself. In my piece, entitled “How I Learned to Love Subscription-Based Music”, I talk about how I embraced subscription music services — namely Rdio — after so many years of buying music on iTunes.

I’m particularly happy with how this one turned out. My thanks to Jim for having me yet again.