Category Archives: Hardware

Articles about newly available hardware, or hardware which hasn’t previously been reviewed on ATMac.

Pointer Options for iPad and iPhone Users: Advanced Options

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 on variants of the stylus which are not held in the hand at all – some are attached to the user’s finger in some way, some are attached to the head or held in the mouth. We also cover some accessories that may help stylus users in other ways. Continue readingPointer Options for iPad and iPhone Users: Advanced Options

Stylus Options for iPad and iPhone Users: Easy Grip

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.

To touch the screen you need to be in a close enough position, be able to isolate a finger or thumb to point with, and be able to control your hand and finger well enough to touch where you’re aiming for. People with disabilities may have trouble with one or all of these.

Using a stylus is one way that some disabled iPhone and iPad users can overcome problems with touching the screen. A stylus isn’t a solution for everybody, but for many users it can make the difference between an inaccessible device and a usable device. There are many different types of stylus and pointer options available to users, and this series will cover all of them. Continue readingStylus Options for iPad and iPhone Users: Easy Grip

Control Infrared IR devices with your iPhone or iPad

Many devices are commonly controlled by infrared remote controls these days – televisions, video recorders, air conditioners, and more. Using your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch as a universal remote control gives you many accessibility advantages. You can make use of whatever accessibility features your iDevice has – VoiceOver, Zoom, Switch Control, etc. – and there’s no need to learn to use a new device. Continue readingControl Infrared IR devices with your iPhone or iPad