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aaLuminate and iOS10


Some of you will know that there are some new accessibility features in the upcoming version of iOS. Whilst we can’t talk in detail about the beta versions that we developers are already looking at, some information is already in the public domain and can be discussed.


For example a recent article in 9to5 Mac gives a lot of useful info from 9to5 Mac. You can find it here... http://9to5mac.com/2016/06/15/accessibility-ios-10-macos-appletv-watch/


The very good news is that these changes mean that you’ll be able to place a tunable coloured overlay over everything on your iOS device when you upgrade to iOS 10. iOS 10 will be generally available from September 2016. If you can upgrade all of your devices then you won’t need aaLuminate at all. Once all your devices support iOS10, please don’t buy aaLuminate!


The not so good news is that many devices (any iPhone older than the iPhone 5 for example) won’t be able to be upgraded to iOS 10 and so can’t have these new features. Here is an article with the details of which devices can run iOS10 http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/06/13/heres-your-ios-10-device-compatibility-list/


For people on those older devices, we will continue to sell aaLuminate as it will still be useful but at a reduced price to reflect the fact that you won’t need it forever.


The companion testing app aaSsessMyVS will still be useful to everyone so will continue to be sold without a price reduction.




ABOUT 1 IN 20 PEOPLE CAN INCREASE THEIR READING SPEED BY MORE THAN 25% JUST BY USING THE CORRECT COLOURED OVERLAY OVER WHAT THEY WANT TO READ.


aaLuminate gives you an adjustable colour overlay on your iOS device to use when reading anything on the web or anything you see when you’re out and about (such as menus, newspapers, labels, signs etc).


Sufferers from a form of Visual Stress (sometimes known as Meares-Irlen syndrome or Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome) can often be dazzled by bright white backgrounds to text.They find their reading is significantly easier when the correct shade of coloured overlay is used to change the look of the page.

Some dyslexics and migraine sufferers are among those that can benefit from employing such overlays. The precise shade required varies from person to person.


Commonly experienced symptoms of sufferers when trying to read include...

-Text is blurry,

-Text moves around,

-Words spaced too close together/too far apart,

-Worm, river or waterfall type patterns appear on page

-Pain, nausea or dizziness.


If you're at school, these sort of experiences could make it very unpleasant to read and so it's that much harder to learn properly.

You may even be unaware that there is an issue affecting your ability to read - until you see how much better reading is with the right coloured overlay.


aaLuminate costs as little as a few cups of coffee and lets you take the right colour overlay with you wherever you go, you can use it on the video feed from the camera on the back of your device, on still pictures you take or already have stored, as a night time reading light and on any website, web based PDF file etc.


You can adjust the colour using Red, Green and Blue sliders, Hue, Saturation and Luminance sliders or your test result from our Visual Stress assessment app aaSsessMyVS (also available in App Store).


You can pinch to zoom on still pictures and web pages and overlay a rectangular mask to help concentrate on just the words you’re currently reading.


This tunable colour overlay on your device may also help in other situations, by varying the filter, the different colours in the image vary in brightness/contrast in different ways. This might be helpful to those with colour blindness for example.


Unsure if you need aaLuminate? Why not try our assessment app aaSsessMyVS and test the whole family?


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