Straight from the December Apple Viz online newsletter

From the AppleVis December = newsletter

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 = kinesthesis.

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 = information 

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Visit Adventures of Karna’s App Store page  =

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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 = scores.

SM Music Reader currently = provides the following features:

•        =      Read music files written in MusicXML = format,

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

•        =      Play MIDI files:

•        =      Support reading with screen = readers:

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

•        =      Braille music translation

•        =      Navigate to a certain bar or = line,

•        =      Set bookmarks,

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

•        =      Access Sao Mai music sharing = library,


Current Version: 1.0 (December 2, = 2021)

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


Visit SM Music Reader’s App Store page  =

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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 = window.

•        =      Customizable global keyboard = shortcuts.

•        =      Very light on system = resources.

•        =      Customizable soundpacks.

•        =      And a lot more!


Current = Version: 0.8.2

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

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Visit TweeseCake’s website  =

4. Twitterrific: Tweet Your Way (macOS, = US$7.99)

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 = timeline.

•        =      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 = Over.

•        =      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)

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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 = information 

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Visit VIP Code Reader’s App Store page  =

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