Steven Aquino

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  • How auto unlock makes the Mac more accessible Crunch Network

    How auto unlock makes the Mac more accessible

    My workflow is predominantly iOS-centric, but, lately, I’ve been turning more to the Mac — my girlfriend’s 15” MacBook Pro — to get work done. I’ve enjoyed getting reacquainted with Apple’s desktop operating system. I like the Mac. While it’s true the 12.9” iPad Pro is generally more accessible than a laptop due to iOS’s… Read More

  • Accessibility was all around this year’s WWDC Crunch Network

    Accessibility was all around this year’s WWDC

    Accessibility, conceptually, is much more than just the discrete “accessibility options for people with disabilities”. At its heart, accessibility is about just that: access. You don’t need to have a disability to benefit from it. Read More

  • When it comes to accessibility, Apple continues to lead in awareness and innovation Crunch Network

    When it comes to accessibility, Apple continues to lead in awareness and innovation

    The accessibility software on all of Apple’s platforms empower those with disabilities, myself included, to partake in the experience Apple intends for all users. Put another way, Apple products are inclusive by design. Read More

  • The iPad Pro is the most accessible computer Apple has ever built Crunch Network

    The iPad Pro is the most accessible computer Apple has ever built

    I contend that the iPad is in many ways *more* versatile than a laptop for people with disabilities. Computing and productivity isn’t always about a spec sheet or raw power or Photoshop. The iPad *is* a full-fledged computer, no question about it. After using a review unit for a while, I believe the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the most accessible computer Apple has ever built. Read More

  • The Accessibility Of The iPhone 6s Crunch Network

    The Accessibility Of The iPhone 6s

    With each passing year, Apple releases a new iPhone. And with each passing year, I’m faced with the question of upgrading. On one hand, I want to be practical and save money. My phone still works great and runs the latest version of iOS without limitation, so it’s not imperative that I upgrade. On the other hand, the nerd in me wants the new phone for all the new functionality… Read More

  • WWDC Puts Accessibility On The Radar For Developers Crunch Network

    WWDC Puts Accessibility On The Radar For Developers

    We (the accessibility community) are on Apple’s radar, and, in my view at least, it feels great to be acknowledged. WWDC is the center of the Apple universe — and accessibility plays a key role in its success. Read More

  • Apple Leads in Accessibility, But Can Third-Party Developers Follow? Crunch Network

    Apple Leads in Accessibility, But Can Third-Party Developers Follow?

    Buried deeply within her mostly “provocative and poorly reported” story for Reuters on Apple and accessibility, author Christina Farr offers a nugget of truth: third-party apps on the App Store need to be much better at being inclusively designed. The concern is a legitimate one, as the tendency — albeit naturally — is for Apple and other developers to make iOS and its… Read More