There are not a lot of ways to permanently attach a strap or lanyard to your iPhone or iPod Touch – but there are probably more than you think there are. Here are our best suggestions. Continue readingLanyards and Straps for iPhones and iPod Touches
Trackpads are an awesome alternative to a mouse for Mac users. Trackpads require less energy and less force to move around, and they don’t need a flat smooth surface to operate on. You can also configure them to do much more than you expected. Here’s how… Continue readingFour Essential Trackpad Tips
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 readingThe Ultimate Guide To Dictation Software for OS X
You hear the Skype ringtone, there’s a call! You reach out to grab your mouse, or keyboard … but it takes a moment to do it. Oh no – by the time you’ve got to the answer button, your caller has hung up!
Sound familiar? Did you know that you can set up Skype for Mac OS X to answer for you automatically? Continue readingLet Skype Pick Up Calls For You
Dictation results in better structured and more creative writing of letters, essays etc. than either handwriting or typing out your own thoughts for most people. Learn the principles of excellent dictation from somebody who’s dictated documents professionally for nearly fifty years. Continue readingDictate Better with These Tips From Somebody Who’s Done It For 50 Years
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
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
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
Third-party custom keyboards were one of the accessibility enhancements that was most anticipated in iOS 8. One of the most popular third-party keyboards is a tap-typing keyboard called Fleksy which boasts a super-accurate autocorrect and many other features. Continue readingiOS 8 Keyboard Review: Fleksy