Few weeks ago, we advised you to wait before updating to iOS 14. In the first versions of the OS, a lot of bugs with VoiceOver were present and it made its use a struggle. With the release of iOS 14.3, things have changed and VoiceOver is much more stable. The most annoying bugs have been resolved. Apple also introduced Braille support in WatchOS 7.2. If you want to update to iOS 14, you can do it without having to worry about some critical bugs that would make your Apple device harder to use.
iOS 14, a new iteration of the operating system for Apple's mobile devices (iPhone, iPod, and iPad) will be launched this afternoon, normally around 1:00 p.m.
Knowing that this is a major version of the operating system, you might, if you use accessibility tools like VoiceOver, run into some issues, although this new version looks promising. When a new version of iOS is released, it is possible that after the first few days you will experience accessibility issues. Apple is expected to make the fixes in the coming weeks following the release of iOS version 14.
So, if you are less familiar with the tech and prefer stability over recklessness, then it might be wise to wait a few days / weeks before updating, just in case.
To make sure that your phone does not automatically update without your knowledge, you will have to change a few settings knowing that Apple recently activated automatic updates on all devices when installing one of the latest versions of iOS 13.
So, take the following steps, preferably before 1:00 p.m. today:
- Go to Settings
- Click on General
- Click on Software Update
- If your software is not up to date to iOS 13.7, you can proceed with the update, however, be sure to install iOS 13.7 and not iOS 14. If so, do not proceed with the update. . If you need to update, perform steps 1 through 3 again after completing the installation of the update to iOS 13.7.
- Click on customize automatic updates
- First, make sure that the Install iOS updates option is turned off. If not, you will need to turn it off.
- Finally, you will need to turn off the download iOS updates option.
In a few weeks, when the major accessibility bugs will be fixed, you will be able to update manually by going to your Settings, General and Software Update.
Stay tuned by reading accessibility news in the next few days and we will also keep you informed here.
- cloudy vision
- an inability to see shapes
- seeing only shadows
- poor night vision
- tunnel vision
Symptoms of Blindness in InfantsYour child’s visual system begins to develop in the womb, but it won’t be fully formed until about 2 years of age. By 6 to 8 weeks of age, your baby should be able to fix their gaze on an object and follow its movement. By 4 months of age, their eyes should be properly aligned and not turned inward or outward. The symptoms of visual impairment in young children can include:
- constant eye rubbing
- an extreme sensitivity to light
- poor focusing
- chronic eye redness
- chronic tearing from their eyes
- a white instead of a black pupil
- poor visual tracking, or trouble following an object with their eyes
- abnormal eye alignment or movement after 6 months of age
- Glaucoma refers to four different eye conditions that can damage your optic nerve, which carries visual information from your eyes to your brain.
- Macular degeneration destroys the part of your eye that enables you to see details. It usually affects older adults.
- Cataracts cause cloudy vision. They’re more common in older people.
- A lazy eye can make it difficult to see details. It may lead to vision loss.
- Optic neuritis is inflammation that can cause temporary or permanent vision loss.
- Retinitis pigmentosa refers to damage of the retina. It leads to blindness only in rare cases.
- Tumors that affect your retina or optic nerve can also cause blindness.
- people with eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma
- people with diabetes
- people who have a stroke
- eye surgery patients
- people who work with or near sharp objects or toxic chemicals
- premature babies
Diagnosing Blindness in InfantsA pediatrician will screen your baby for eye problems shortly after birth. At 6 months of age, you should have an eye doctor or pediatrician check your child again for visual acuity, focus, and eye alignment. The doctor will look at your baby’s eye structures and see whether they can follow a light or colorful object with their eyes. Your child should be able to pay attention to visual stimuli by 6 to 8 weeks of age. If your child doesn’t react to light shining in their eyes or focus on colorful objects by 2 to 3 months of age, have their eyes examined right away. You should have their eyes examined if you notice crossed eyes or any other symptoms of impaired vision.
- contact lenses
- read Braille
- use a guide dog
- memorize the keypad on your phone
- organize your home so you can find things easily
- fold money in distinct ways to distinguish bill amounts