Apple User Bulletin - May 15, 2020


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Apple User Group Bulletin - May 15, 2020

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020

Apple’s Accessibility home page says that the true value of a technology is not measured by how powerful it is, but by how much it empowers the user. In fact, long before there was an Accessibility Awareness day every Apple product has contained amazing and empowering accessibility features right out of the box.

May 21 is this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (third Thursday in May), and accessibility is a popular user group meeting topic. From being able to take a perfect group selfie, write a text, or email without being able to see the screen; to VoiceOver to describe what is happening on any Apple device, display accommodations that can even assist with color blindness, Live Listen, closed captioning that displays far more than text, FaceTime and health tracking with Apple Watch, LED iPhone notifications, Switch Control, customized gestures, AssistiveTouch, Guided Access, typing feedback, text-to-speech, fitness algorithms for wheelchair users, AirPods that support specialized hearing needs, and so much more, there are features to make every user’s tasks easier - truly empowering each user.

Want to make accessibility your group's next meeting topic? Apple's Accessibility Website, seventeen YouTube videos on Apple Support's Channel, and Today at Apple’s Accessibility sessions can make your next meeting a great one:

Apple Support's YouTube Channel: Accessibility

Apple's Accessibility Website

Apple Ambassadors, May is a great month to check out Apple resources.

Stories in this month's blog:

- Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020
- Apple World User Group University: First Meeting Report by Tom Piper
- Pyers Presents: Finding Guest Presenters
- News to Use: Apple’s COVID-19 Website, Apple Podcasts, and Apple COVID-19 App
- Meeting Idea: Apple Books for Authors
- Meeting Ideas: Apple News - Special Coverage of the 2020 Presidential Election
- Ongoing Offers for User Group Members:

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Thanks to Elsa Travisano, who provides member offers and codes on one easy-to-cut-and-paste page for newsletter editors:

Password for member offers (UG Member Deals - all one word):

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Leaders can use the same password for leader offers. Please remember that leader offers are limited to one per group.

Saundra Foderick, Editor
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Rick Ortiz and Elsa Travisano, Webmasters
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