Pair of iPhone 5s with smashed screens

How To Prepare For An Assistive Technology Disaster

If a businessman loses his iPad it’s frustrating, but if an AAC user loses their iPad they have lost their voice. If an able-bodied person’s computer breaks down they can borrow and use another computer, but if a piece of assistive technology breaks down there probably isn’t a spare one available to borrow.

Everything fails eventually! So the question isn’t “if”, but “when” it will happen. Here’s how can you best prepare for assistive technology disasters… Continue readingHow To Prepare For An Assistive Technology Disaster

iPhone beside an Estimote Beacon

iBeacon Accessibility Ideas

Beacons are small smart devices that can give your phone or tablet a lot more information than they already have about where you are and what’s happening in the environment around you – it’s like giving your phone or tablet an extra sense.

Their most common use, at least so far, is for retailers to give you information when you come close to specific products in their shops – called micro-targetted advertising – but there are a myriad of possibilities for assistive technology uses for beacons too. This article lists some ideas for future using iBeacons to help people who have disabilities or are elderly. Continue readingiBeacon Accessibility Ideas

iPhone beside an Estimote Beacon

iBeacons and Assistive Technology: Active Projects

Beacons are small smart devices that can give your phone or tablet a lot more information than they already have about where you are and what’s happening in the environment around you – it’s like giving your phone or tablet an extra sense.

Their most common use, at least so far, is for retailers to give you information when you come close to specific products in their shops – called micro-targetted advertising – but there are a myriad of possibilities for assistive technology uses for beacons too. This article lists some projects using iBeacons to help people who have disabilities or are elderly. Continue readingiBeacons and Assistive Technology: Active Projects

iPhone beside an Estimote Beacon

An Introduction to iBeacons as Assistive Technology

Beacons are small smart devices that can give your phone or tablet a lot more information than they already have about where you are and what’s happening in the environment around you – it’s like giving your phone or tablet an extra sense.

Their most common use, at least so far, is for retailers to give you information when you come close to specific products in their shops – called micro-targetted advertising – but there are a myriad of possibilities for assistive technology uses for beacons too. Continue readingAn Introduction to iBeacons as Assistive Technology

Using Assistive Technology to Empower Apple Users With Disabilities