The story begins with a recommendation I made to a visually impaired friend; that he look into the iPhone, as it had some technology that could get him connected, and it ends with Apple kicking a blind guy.
On November 3, 2011, the Apple flagship store on 14th Street in Manhattan, held a workshop called "Accessibility out of the Box." The workshop promised "... innovative solutions for people with disabilities, allowing them to access [Apple Products]...[and to] learn about accessibility features such as screen magnification, VoiceOver, Mouse Keys, and more ..."
That same afternoon, I received a call from from the 3rd floor workshop room of that store, and listened to my hopeful friend describe the scene. Phil tells me, "this place is amazing, I've never seen a retail outlet like this, there are hundreds of people here, and the space is amazing. I'm so psyched to get an iPhone and be able to use it." I was psyched for him.
He told me that there were disabled people lined up outside the store for hours waiting to get into the workshop. He estimated that the attendees were about 30% hearing impaired, 30% percent mobile impaired, and 30% visually impaired. I asked him to call me after the presentation," and wished him good luck.
I could never have guessed the content of the next phone call that I received from him. Phil says, noticeably upset, "...you're not going to believe what just happened... I cant believe it...
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The iPhone makes voicemail super easy. From recording an outgoing message to listening to new voicemails, it just works.
The only thing is, recording an outgoing message never turns out just right because it's being recorded through iPhone's tiny microphone. The way around it, upload a custom outgoing message to your iPhone. To start, you need a suitable outgoing message.
Many rock stars have hailed in their songs that Rock & Roll will never die, but the same may not be true for the ubiquitous interactive technology we know as Flash. We spent all this time adopting it, and now it is over.
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