Speech-to-Text: Dictation Software for OS X

Speech-to-text software, sometimes known as dictation software, is something that lets you talk to the computer in some form and have the computer react appropriately to what you are saying. This is totally different to text-to-speech software, which is software can read out text already in the computer.

In this article you’ll learn about different types of speech-to-text software for Mac OS X, and what your options are if you want to use it to control your computer, dictate text, or both. Continue readingSpeech-to-Text: Dictation Software for OS X

Weekend Roundup for 14 December 2014

Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users …

It was a bit of an “interesting” week here at my place – I lost my messenger bag with a bunch of hard-to-replace stuff in it, and had to call the plumber out 4 times (and counting) to fix my toilet… so please forgive the slight scarcity of links this week! Continue readingWeekend Roundup for 14 December 2014

ATMac Christmas Gift Ideas

What do you want for Christmas?

If you’re disabled, it can be much harder for people to figure out what’s appropriate to give for gifts. What would a person enjoy? What could they manage to use? What would frustrate them? These can be hard to answer. Luckily there are a large range of gift guides available for kids and adults with disabilities. Here are my own picks for excellent gifts, and links to lots of resources. Continue readingATMac Christmas Gift Ideas

Using Assistive Technology to Empower Apple Users With Disabilities