[personal profile] jazzyjj
Wondering if any of you have used, or heard of, this app? http://accessibility-fail.dreamwidth.org/64665.html
[personal profile] jazzyjj
Hi everyone. Subject line pretty much sums it up. This comm hasn't been updated in awhile, and I'm wondering if the mods could include http://www.applevis.com as a possible resource? This is a website that discusses Apple's accessibility features for those of us who are visually impaired. I registered on there a year or so ago and have found it to be very good for the most part. Not everyone on there uses a Mac though, which I suppose is a bit of a drawback. Additionally, there's a certain user on there who says she wants to help out but her spelling is atrocious. She's actually posted stuff on there before with no errors, which makes me think she is being careless. Nobody in this comm though.





To that end I also have a question. I've been experiencing an issue on my MacBook where the amount of free disk space has decreased rather drastically. When I first got this computer as a Christmas gift in 2013, it had 120.11 gb of free space. I got a SuperDrive about a year ago for Christmas, which I was using to import my vast CD collection into iTunes. That whole process went very well, but once everything was complete I noticed something a bit odd. That is, the amount of free disk space had gone down to about 6 gb. I deleted some things on here in hopes of getting more free space back, including some voices used for the on-board screen reader. That seems to have helped a bit, and now I'm at about 27 gb free. In addition, I noticed a few days ago that the maximum on here is now 120.12 gb. I think I'm finally going to try and bite the bullet and take this machine into my local Apple store, if and when someone can go with me at a time that works for everyone. But I'm wondering if anybody here knows of any other tricks I can try. Someone mentioned audio formats as a possible cause of the memory decrease, but I can't figure out a way to verify that or anything. I do still have all or most of my CDs handy, so I could always re-import them if I had to. This is a mid-2013 MacBook Air running the latest build of OS X El Capitan.
[personal profile] jazzyjj
Hello all. I just joined this comm and hope somebody sees this. First a bit of background, and then my question. I am a relatively new Mac user, and I use Apple's on-board screen reader VoiceOver. I've had my MacBook for a year and a half, and love it. But what I don't love is that I cannot access much in-person training for it. The only in-person training that is available around here is at one or more of the store locations, at least from what I've been told. However, I am unable to get there independently due to limited travel skills. I would be happy to take paratransit to one or more of these training sessions, but due to a serious budget crisis the ADA paratransit service here has become rather limited. The people with whom I work and live have busy schedules, and aren't always available to take me places. Therefore, I have been avoiding making an appointment to go in for more training, out of fear that nobody will be available to take me. For the most part this hasn't presented too big a problem, since VoiceOver is so fully integrated into Apple's products these days. I have previously had a lot of computer experience in Windows and DOS, so I think a lot of this Mac stuff has just come naturally to me. My mom and I attended a training session at our local Apple store just after I got this computer, and the session went very well. We were well-prepared ahead of time, and the trainer did a wonderful job.





Having said all that here is my question. Is there anywhere online I can look for an easy-to-understand guide about iTunes that is up-to-date? I've checked Apple's website and although everything is very accessible, they don't seem to offer much in the way of what I'm seeking. AppleVis is another very good resource, but they currently don't offer an updated guide either. Furthermore, whenever I try to post a question a lot of the time I'll get back replies with multiple spelling and/or grammar errors which make it rather difficult to follow what the person is trying to say. iTunes seems to be great in terms of accessibility for the most part, but there's a lot to it and some of the interface is a bit confusing to me. I'm running iTunes 12.2 on a mid-2013 MacBook Air with OS X version 10.10.3 .