Best of YouTube: Why Is Siri So Bad, Getting Moving With Movie & Apple Vision Pro From The Low Vision Perspective

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In this episode focusing on the best of YouTube from this week, the hosts, Steven Scott and Shaun Preece, discuss a range of topics related to technology and accessibility.

They start with an insightful discussion on the challenges and solutions related to using Siri, Apple’s voice assistant. The hosts describe issues with Siri’s follow-up mode in iOS 17, which often interrupts the flow of information due to its overly sensitive listening feature. To mitigate this, they explore the workaround of enabling “Type to Siri” within accessibility settings, albeit with some drawbacks.

(Starts at 13 seconds)

Also, we feature an interview with Ziv Kabaretti from Moovit, who shares insights into how the app facilitates public transit usage worldwide. Moovit’s approach to compiling extensive transit data and leveraging a community-driven model is discussed, emphasizing the app’s contribution to making public transportation more accessible, especially for people with disabilities.

)Starts at 18 minutes 57 seconds)

There’s also part of an interview with Rebecca Rosenberg who talks about the Apple Vision Pro, a device that has generated significant interest. Rosenberg shares her personal experience with the Vision Pro, highlighting its advanced features and the impact of using prescribed Zeiss lenses on its performance. Despite some challenges, Rosenberg’s overall positive feedback underscores the potential of the Vision Pro in enhancing the digital experience for users with visual impairments.

(Starts at 45 minutes 37 seconds)

Get ahead of the conversation and check out the Double Tap YouTube channel every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on the platform which you can find using this link: [https://www.youtube.com/@DoubleTapVideo]

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