Category Archives: Simple

These articles contain detailed step by step instructions with screen pictures that anybody can generally follow, no matter how little they know of their device. Excellent for beginners.

Siri Tips: Redundancy

As my disability becomes more severe, I’ve been using Siri more and more instead of typing on my iPhone. I really value the ability to switch between typing and speaking so easily, as it means I can use whatever suits me on a particular day. Here’s how to use it better … Continue readingSiri Tips: Redundancy

Signing PDFs With Mac OS X: A Beginner’s Guide

Preview is OS X’s default application for viewing PDF files. If you scan a document, it will probably turn up as a PDF file, so this is the application used most often for things scanned into the system.

This Preview app has an awesome and almost hidden function – it allows you to scan a signature with your Mac’s camera, then store that signature and easily add it to any PDF file. This is handy for any user, but for those users who can’t easily manage a pen to sign physical documents it’s a really useful accessibility function too. Continue readingSigning PDFs With Mac OS X: A Beginner’s Guide

How To Install Dragon Dictate for Mac

Digital Downloads are a really quick way of getting hold of new software, but it’s not always completely intuitive for a new user. Here’s a step-by-step guide for Nuance’s Dragon Dictate for Mac, with pictures, showing how to download and install the program.

This guide is aimed at beginners who are not confident with installing Mac OS X software. If you are a confident user who’s familiar with installing software, just accept the defaults at every step and it will work fine. If you need more help and reassurance, here are the steps… Continue readingHow To Install Dragon Dictate for Mac

Text-to-Speech or Speech-to-Text?

There are a lot of searches that find this blog using the phrases “speech to text” and “text to speech” or equivalents using words like “voice”, “speaking”, “typing”, and so on. It seems from the logs, that a lot of people aren’t sure what the difference is between “speech to text” and “text to speech” so I thought I’d clarify. Continue readingText-to-Speech or Speech-to-Text?