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
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
This week, OneSwitch.org.uk posted a video which is both a thank you to Apple for their work in switch accessibility and a request for something more… Continue readingDear Apple Accessibility Team: Requests from Switch Users
After getting a Tweet from someone who was trying out Switch Control with some blind users with CP, I decided to fire up the Speech function and try using it without sight. Here’s what happened… Continue readingiOS Switch Control for Vision Impaired Users
There are not a lot of ways to permanently attach a strap or lanyard to your iPad or iPad mini – but there are probably more than you think there are. Here are our best suggestions. Continue readingStraps for iPad and iPad Mini – Part 2
There are not a lot of ways to permanently attach a strap or lanyard to your iPad or iPad mini – but there are probably more than you think there are. Here are our best suggestions. Continue readingStraps for iPad and iPad Mini – Part 1
If you use a Mac computer and have trouble using the standard QWERTY keyboard layout, the Dvorak layout may be a good option for you. Dvorak layouts put the most frequently used keys right under your fingers, so you can type with less finger movements needed. Continue readingHow to use the Dvorak keyboard layout with OS X
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
I bought an iPhone 6 Plus in early December 2014. I had an iPhone 5 and was really looking forward to ditching the passcode for TouchID, as well as playing media on the way home from work on a bigger screen. My iPhone 6 Plus does have a big, beautiful screen, but I haven’t been able to use TouchID for more than a few hours at a time since I got it.
[Thanks to Gretchen Macdowall for this guest post! -r] Continue readingTouch ID + Raynaud’s = Trouble!