Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016 is rapidly approaching, so for your convenience we’ve put together a list of all the Apple Australia workshops that are being run on that day. Continue readingApple Accessibility Awareness Day Workshops – 19 May 2016
Down here in Australia we’ve got the NDIS New World: Disability in the 21st Century conference coming up – it’s at the Brisbane Conference & Exhibition Centre during October 27 – 29 2015 and I am envious of all who are able to attend! There are also an Apple Technology House at the conference, and more Apple retail store events than you can shake a stick at – read on… Continue readingApple Accessibility Events around NDIS New World Conference
April is Autism Acceptance Month, and Autism Acceptance Day is the 2nd of April each year. It has become customary for many companies who make apps used by people with autism to be discounted or made free for that day, or a longer period surrounding that day.
Because premium apps for communication – AAC apps – are especially expensive due to their complexity, many people wait for this discounted day to purchase these apps. Here are a list of premium AAC apps that ATMac has been told will be discounted for WAAD in 2015… Continue readingApp Discounts for World Autism Day 2015
Most people find math to be hard, but what if you couldn’t write anything down as you were working out equations? Or what if you reversed digits and minus signs while you were doing it? Some disabilities make learning math harder than ever. Here are four iPad apps which even the playing field for disabled math students… Continue reading4 Great iOS Math Apps
Of the hundred apps dominating the iTunes Top Grossing list most days, nearly all are “free”. How can they be generating the most income when nobody has to pay to download them? Continue readingThe Real Cost of “Free” Apps
Screen protectors – films or sheets that fit over the screen on your phone – used to be a necessity for iPhone users. Are they as necessary for new phones? Here are the accessibility advantages and disadvantages of screen protectors, and a run-down on what’s available. Continue readingScreen Protectors for Your iPhone And iPad
Third-party custom keyboards were one of the accessibility enhancements that was most anticipated in iOS 8. Keedogo and Keedogo Plus from AssistiveWare are excellent for beginning typers and those who need a simple and colourful interface. Continue readingiOS 8 Keyboard Review: Keedogo and Keedogo Plus
Are you familiar with keyboard skins? These cover your keyboard with a thin skin made from flexible silicone to help protect the keyboard as you use it. A protector won’t make your keyboard completely waterproof but they’ll help protect it from spilled drinks, drool, crumbs, pet hair, etc. Continue readingDisability-Friendly Keyboard Skins for Macbooks and Apple Keyboards
Rob Rummel-Hudson has written a great blog post entitled ‘Making Our Own Ice‘. It’s about assistive and augmentative communication – AAC – and the divide between those who advocate the use of dedicated “old-style” speech devices and those who are using iPads, iPad Minis and iPhones as non-dedicated speech devices. Continue readingiPads and iPhones vs Dedicated AAC Devices
Directly touching the screen is a very easy access method for most people, and has many accessibility benefits, but for others it’s brought new accessibility challenges.
This article is about custom and do-it-yourself options for styluses and pointers, including head pointers and mouth sticks. Continue readingStylus Options for iPad and iPhone Users: Do It Yourself