Straight from the December Apple Viz online newsletter

From the AppleVis December =

Welcome to the December =
2021 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly

Newsletter which highlights what’s new and =
noteworthy on the AppleVis

website. =
Below, you’ll find a selection of content posted to AppleVis by =

members of the community – from new =
app entries, to app updates, to the

latest news and podcasts.

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…. New and =
Noteworthy App Entries


1. =
Adventures of Karna (iOS/iPadOS, Free)

Adventures of Karna by UNAR Labs, is a series of free =
and fully accessible trivia game that is inclusively designed to support =
both sighted and visually-impaired users.

The app harnesses the power of Midlina – an AI-based =
platform, which is the core product of UNAR Labs. Midlina enables =
multimodal access to otherwise visual information on digital media and =
makes it accessible to users with visual impairments.

This version of our app, i.e., Episode–1, is a =
research effort from UNAR Labs to understand how multisensory cues can =
be used to provide graphical access to people with visual-impairments. =
Optimized for use with VoiceOver, the app enables visually-impaired =
users to feel and hear the visual/graphical images (e.g., paths and =
locations on a map) through a combination of haptics (touch), audio, and =

As our research =
progresses, Midlina will constantly evolve, and we will be adding more =
features to this app. We will also be releasing new applications powered =
by Midlina, for enabling equal access in education, for navigation, to =
enhance productivity, and for fun.


Current =
Version: 2.2 (January 22, 2021)

Read =
Adventures of Karna’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more =


Visit Adventures of Karna’s App Store page  =



2. =
SM Music Reader (iOS/iPadOS, Free)

SM =
Music Reader is a free and fully accessible app for everyone to read =
scores written in MusicXML format. It supports drawing the score, =
playing and reading with screen reader like Voiceover, so both sighted =
and blind users can exchange the same score at the same time. The app is =
connected to Sao Mai online music library with thousands of MusicXML =

SM Music Reader currently =
provides the following features:

•        =
     Read music files written in MusicXML =

•        =
     Draw sheet music for exchanging scores among =
both sighted people and people with visual impairment at the same =

•        =
     Play MIDI files:

•        =
     Support reading with screen =

o Speak in order of by voice =
(horizontal) and by timestamp (vertically),

•        =
     Braille music translation

•        =
     Navigate to a certain bar or =

•        =
     Set bookmarks,

•        =
     Manage your favorite lists and view the =
file’s details,

•        =
     Access Sao Mai music sharing =


Current Version: 1.0 (December 2, =

Read SM Music Reader’s =
AppleVis App Directory entry for more information  =


Visit SM Music Reader’s App Store page  =



3. =
TweeseCake (macOS, Free)

TweeseCake =
is a light-weight, multi-purpose, robust software suite. It can either =
be controlled entirely without a window, or from a handy easy to use UI! =
Some highlights include:

•        =
     Supports Twitter and Telegram.

•        =
     Allows you to navigate your file system without =
ever bringing up a window, or in a very fast, no fuss =

•        =
     Customizable global keyboard =

•        =
     Very light on system =

•        =
     Customizable soundpacks.

•        =
     And a lot more!


Current =
Version: 0.8.2

Read =
TweeseCake’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more =


Visit TweeseCake’s website  =

4. Twitterrific: Tweet Your Way (macOS, =

Re-imagined from the ground =
up to be the Mac’s most friendly, powerful and modern Twitter =
client. Twitterrific makes Twitter fun.

•        =
     A clean, uncluttered timeline featuring just =
the content you care about. Tweets are presented in chronological order =
and other people’s likes aren’t placed in your =

•        =
     Twitterrific feels right at home on the Mac. =
Support for Notification Center, Retina displays, built-in sharing, =
beautiful animations, full-screen mode & more.

•        =
     Take control of your tweets with multiple =
timeline windows from the same account or multiple accounts, all =
organized on your Mac’s desktop.

•        =
     Navigate the timeline, compose tweets, and even =
attach image descriptions quickly and easily using Voice =

•        =
     Twitterrific’s appearance panel supports =
themes, lets you customize fonts & type sizes, and even lets you =
control how media appears in the timeline.

•        =
     Whether you use Twitterrific on your iPhone, =
iPad, or another Mac, the app automatically syncs your reading position =
for a seamless Twitter experience.


Current =
Version: 5.4.8 (August 31, 2021)

Read =
Twitterrific: Tweet Your Way’s AppleVis App Directory entry for =
more information

Visit =
Twitterrific: Tweet Your Way’s App Store page  =


5. VIP Code =
Reader (iOS/iPadOS, Free)

This QR and =
barcode scanner was designed with the needs of Visually Impaired People =
(VIP) in mind. Under the default settings, a radar-like sound rings when =
opening the application’s camera. The scanner is able to detect =
any QR code or barcode that is present in the camera’s field of =
vision. As soon as a code is detected, the application redirects the =
user to the corresponding webpage.

Using this application, VIPs can easily scan any 2-cm =
(or larger) code present on printed matter and listen to the contents =
using VoiceOver technology.


Current =
Version: 2.4.1 (May 8, 2019)

Read VIP =
Code Reader’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more =


Visit VIP Code Reader’s App Store page  =



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