One problem I’ve always had with the iPhone and iPad USB cables is that they don’t last very long when I use them. The cables I use always seem to break right down near where the dock connector meets the cable and nothing I do seems to stop them breaking in a month or two. Continue readingiPhone Cable Ideas: Just buy more!
Braille Writer Pro was designed to be helpful for sighted people working to learn Braille.
- Handles both Grade 1 and Grade 2 contracted and uncontracted Braille
- Translates Braille to English
- Reads / Writes .DXB files
- Supports emailing and printing files with and without translation
- Dictionary that supports both Braille and English
Braille Writer lets you use six keys from a standard Apple keyboard as if they were a braille keyboard, and displays the resulting braille visually on the screen so that sighted students can practice their braille entry and reading skills on a regular computer.
The Dimmy iPad screen cover looks like a possible solution for those who are very sensitive to bright lights, especially at night.
The dimmy is a reusable screen cover that makes it easy to dim your screen below the minimum brightness setting.
With a dimmy, you can comfortably and discreetly use your iPad in any dark environment, expanding the iPad’s overall usability.
Mac users, if you need to program your input devices at all – keyboard, mouse, joystick, XKeys, almost any input device – ControllerMate for OS X is the way to go.
ControllerMate gives you the power to do more than ever with your HID controllers. Whether you want to modify the behavior of your keyboard or mouse, or add complex functions to your gaming devices, ControllerMate is the tool for you.
MacWorld have a nice article showing a range of the various types of covers, skins, and cases that are available to protect your MacBook or MacBook Pro. Continue readingHow to protect your MacBook
Great article from the American National Federation of the Blind about changes in iOS 7’s accessibility for users who are blind, deaf blind, or have low vision.
Their article includes changes relating to:
- Ways to turn accessibility functions on and off
- Changes to VoiceOver practicing
- Changes to device unlocking
- Changes to VoiceOver’s rotor
- High quality speech synthesis available for more than one language
- Changes for braille users
- Changes to contrast, dynamic text sizing and bold text and labels
VoiceOver for Mac OS X is a very helpful assistive technology for blind Mac users – unlike screen readers for Windows, which cost hundreds of dollars, it’s built right into OS X. Unfortunately for sighted users, occasionally people turn in on without meaning to and the results can be confusing … Continue readingHow To Turn Off VoiceOver For Mac OS X
AppleVis are a user-powered website for blind and low-vision Apple users, and they have just announced their winners for their four Golden Apple awards for the past year. This is the second year that AppleVis have awarded Golden Apples, and it’s great to see community members voting on what works best for them. Continue readingAppleVis 2013 Golden Apples Announced