So you’ve just found a youtube channel who’s videos you truly love, but you have a problem. How do you subscribe to that channel? With this blog I attempt to show you how to do this on both the Ios app and with the website. If you’re looking for how to do it with either just the IOS app or just the website feel free to skip to the appropriate heading.
Subscribing/unsubscribing with the IOS app
To subscribe with the IOS app first find a channel or a video on the channel to which you would like to subscribe to. Next go to the “more actions menu”. If you’re on a channel there will be a random unlabeled number. This is the amount of subscribers a person has at any given moment. Flick up with one finger until you hear “more actions”. The third thing you need to do is double tap on “more actions”. One of the options that should come up is “subscribe”. Double tap that. You should be subscribed. If you’re on a video: find the random number mentioned above, flick up with one finger until you hear “more actions”. Find subscribe, and double tap on it. Please note that you don’t have to click on a video to do this. Just make sure you’re on a video by that person/group’s channel and flick up until you find the “more actions” menu, find subscribe, and double tap on it.
Please note that
unsubscribe does not work with voiceover in the app at the moment and I’m not sure what the problem is, but to unsubscribe you’d repeat the process you used to subscribe. If it worked the videos should disappear out of your subscriptions and it should say “subscribe” when you go to the channel/video. As of writing this you get the notification that you unsubscribed, but the videos still show up in your subscriptions and when you flick up with one finger it still says “subscribed”. I have attempted to contact youtube numerous times in the past via the app store and their twitter and I have yet to receive a response.
Subscribing/unsubscribing with the website
So you want to use the site? That’s fine. The first thing you’ll need to do is find a youtube video or channel you want to subscribe to. The second thing if you found a video is go to the channel by pressing enter on the person’s name. The next thing you want to do is go to the top of the page and find the button (it may be a link) that says “subscribe. Press enter on that. A notification will come up with some options and the first one is subscribe which is what we’re looking for. Press enter on that one. You’ll get a notification that tells you that you’re subscribed. While in this notification you can configure your notification settings which includes whether or not you want to be notified when they post a video, do a livestream ETC. Once you do that hit okay.
To unsubscribe go to the person’s channel. Find the button that says “subscribed” and press enter on it. a dialog box should appear and you’ll need to tab down until you hear “unsubscribe, press enter on it. You can edit your subscription in this dialog box as well. Once you hit enter on the “unsubscribe link in the dialog box you should get a notification that says that you are now unsubscribed. If you do not want to unsubscribe, but still want to edit your subscription preferences you can go over to the next link that says “subscription preferences” and edit your subscription preferences.
Remember that you have to be logged in, in order for this to work. I hope you found this helpful. If you have any questions feel free to tweet me If anything changes I will update this post to reflect that.
Thanks for reading!
Um I thought this was fitting. Since I posted about tagging a P. D. F. last night. Since I just couldn’t pass it up. Here you go
It would seem that for the first time a mac user who uses voice over (someone who is blind, or visually impaird) can now make P. D. F. documents accessable. Guess what? There seems to be some awesome new accessibility things in there for us windows users as well. I guess we’ll see when this comes out. 🙂
For mor information please click here. This information of course comes from Adobi themselves. However, if you have just clicked on that link you already know this. 🙂
I hope they keep making things accessible for us. 🙂 Someone is going to have to test this when it comes out, and let me know how well it works. lol.
Today is IOS 8 release day, which is usually a very exciting day if you are an iPod, iPad or iPhone user.
However, if you’re blind or visually impaired, please listen carefully to the following. Update at your own risk. Here’s why.
The great folks over here at AppleVis
have posted a great detailed article with all of the serious and minor accessibility bugs in IOS8.
I have seen a lot of people who were running the gold master version of IOS 8 tweeting and saying if you’re blind, do not update yet, there are tons of bugs. Usually, the GoldMaster of a product is what the users should expect on release day. I personally find this list of 27, yes count them, 27 bugs, unacceptable for an update. Sure, no IOS software is going to be bug free, but this isn’t under beta testing anymore.
I personally will not be upgrading my iPhone 5 until at least 8.0.1 comes out with hopeful bug fixes. I rely on Braille at church and for general use on the IOS platform, and with a lot of braille display bugs and braille bugs, it’s better to wait.
Thanks for reading, and let us know your experiences either on twitter or in the comments section below. 🙂
Last week, I wrote a blog letting you all know that I would be doing a demonstration of Proloquo4Text, an augmentative and alternative communication application for the IOS platform. Well, here it is. This will also be going to Assistiveware.com, so if you are reading this, I applaud you on a job well done, and thank you for allowing me to test accessibility of this app.
Enjoy this podcast
This was supposed to be posted for last week’s technology post, but I’ve been busy with this course. For those who don’t know, I am taking a course at California State University Northridge all about becoming an assistive technology specialist.
During one of our discussion forums, the topic of AAC “Augmentative and Alternative communication devices” came up. They gave me an idea. I know, I know, cue the firetrucks. 🙂
Anyways, I know that there are two IOS apps from the folks over at
Assistiveware who are the main providers of the Infovox IVox voices from Acapela for Macintosh, and Proloquo2Go and Proloquo4Text for IOS.
I decided I’d contact Assistiveware to see if I could test out accessibility with VO, even if it was just a demo copy of the IOS apps, as they are around $230 for Proloquo2Go and $130 for proloquo4text..
So I contacted them that day just to enquire. The responded the next day saying that they would be interested in working with me to see about accessibility of their AAC applications.
I will be doing two parts. 1. testing the accessibility of Proloquo4Text.
2. Putting my finding on the blog and podcast, and then will send my posts to Assistiveware. So stay tuned for that. I’m really excited for this.
Thanks for reading. 🙂