Mac recently updated iOS 13.
With the update, their Voice Over was expanded on.
Here’s a good short on some of the possibilities with the new Voice Over:
iOS 13 Voice Over Update
Here’s a tutorial on how to use Voice Over instead of Siri
It’s not to say that Siri is bad.
Siri got a whole do-over too – see this tutorial on what Siri looks like in action now:
Siri In Action on Mac iOS 13
The Voice Over is a super cool option, but that’s not it.
I know the Memoji is a really small detail, but I was super happy when I saw that there were hearing aids for the little adorable Memoji ears!
This tutorial (below) is for setting it up with an older phone, which I thought was useful since I don’t know hardly anyone that has an iPhone 10 or above.
This tutorial gives you the skills for being able to make the most of them with any phone that you use from 6s on.
Memoji Tutorial for Older Phones
The Mac iOS 13 update features Quick Path, it includes a floating QuickType keyboard.
It has an automatic language selection, and an overall way better keyboard experience.
Read more and find the tutorials for using it in the link below.
Here’s a longer (captioned) tutorial on everything that comes with the iOS 13 update with a focus on the iPhone:
Complete Tutorials on the iOS 13 Upgrade
Mac iOS 13 Accessibility Updates
So, the key updates with Mac iOS 13 in accessibility are with the keyboard, voice over, and siri updates.
There were not any updates related to deaf/hearing that I am aware of – only the Memoji hearing aid options (which are still pretty happy-making!)
There are a ton of little improvements for the phone and iPad that make life safer and easier. I updated my SOS, dark mode settings and also, disabled calls from unknown callers, based on the tutorials that I linked below.
Check them out!
And let me know if you hear of anything cool in the update or a special Access feature!
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Meriah Nichols is a career counselor. Solo mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one gifted 2E). Deaf, with C-PTSD and TBI, she’s also a gardening nerd who loves cats, Star Trek, and takes her coffee hot and black.