Hazel's experience of iPhone, VoiceOver and Mobile apps
Earlier this week I had a chat with the wonderful Hazel Dudley. We discussed the Apple iPhone, VoiceOver and mobile applications. Hazel uses her iPhone and a number of different applications on a daily basis, including Facebook, Halifax and the Just Eat app. Hazel is also one of the 4% of registered blind people who cannot see anything at all.
The importance of making mobile apps accessible
Mobile applications such as Uber taxis and Ariadne GPS assist visually impaired users in different ways. I’ve met with a number of visually impaired people who have told me about how Uber has made their lives easier as they can quickly book a taxi using their screen reader and they don’t have to worry about finding money to pay for it. Banking applications allow visually impaired users to keep on top of their accounts and finances without having to take a trip to their local bank.
Easy ways to be productive when working from home
I've been working from home for a year now and I wouldn't change a thing! However, at first I struggled to focus without collegues around me and the pressure of your boss sitting near you. What helped me to focus more was particular applications on my iPhone and laptop computer - i'd like to share these with you and help anyone else who is working from home!
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