052 Siri tells you all – with Guest Allison Sheridan

Guest Allison Sheridan from the Podfeet Podcasts returns to the show joining Dave to talk about Siri and accessibility on the iPhone.

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Siri Basics

We all know what Siri can do, let’s talk about Siri and some of the basics. We first ask “what do we use Siri for?” What hardware does Siri work on? It’s really amazing how helpful Siri can be on all these devices.

Here are a few Siri basics we talked about


  • Changing Siri’s voice and language
  • Go into Siri Search and Shortcuts to make other changes
  • You can now ask your device to find the other one. HomePod you can ask Hey Siri where is my iPhone and it sends a ping sound without the need for signing into Find my “iDevice” app.


Accessibility Features

There are so many different accessibility features available for iPhone and iPad we could do a full episode on this alone. We reviewed some of the notable features for accessibility including Vision, hearing, and even literacy.   

Accessibility for Everyone. The place to go is Settings> General> Accessibility


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Speech with VoiceOver

Quick On and Quick Off for Accessibility I use the magnifier to turn this on.

Check out this great book on accessibility by Shelly Brisbin

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About our guest:  Allison Sheridan hosts the NosillaCast podcast each week “A technology geek podcaster with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias!” at You can also find her on twitter @podfeet and in her NosillaCastaways on Slack at and the great NosillaCastaways Facebook Group

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