Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users …
OS X Links
Getting VoiceOver Help on Your Mac – Great resource for those starting to learn VoiceOver on OS X
5 handy shortcuts that will make using your Mac painless
BlueLounge’s Jimi USB Extension gives your iMac a USB port on the front
Review: Rugged Folio keyboard case for iPad mini, can detach keyboard when needed
1Password with Touch ID integration in iOS 8 will be truly amazing
Apple’s second “secret” eBay store launches with CHEAP certified refurbished, unlocked GSM iPhone 5 models
Getting Caleigh to the point of iPad starting use – what we did
Seven best iPad Air keyboards (hands on): June 2014
One of the things that Diabetes Mine saw at ADA 2014 was iPhone links for insulin testing systems and pens – this could be especially great for diabetics who need accessibility features such as VoiceOver.
Assistive Technology Blog: How Apple Could Improve the App Store for VoiceOver Users
SandPiper spirometry device turns your iPhone into a high-tech lung monitor. This device is a huge amount more useful than a standard ‘peak flow’ meter, but costs not much more. Early bird special devices are still available for pre-order from US$55.
KidLid is a keyboard protector for laptops which covers the keyboard completely so users can bang on the keyboard area without pressing keys. Their fold-up device can also be configured to allow access to the trackpad but not the keyboard. Stardard devices can be pre-ordered from US$20 and fold-up KidLids from US$25.
Here on ATMac
New articles for this week:
Reader Question: Games For iPhone Voiceover Users?
Also popular this week:
Controlling Infra-red IR devices with your iPhone or iPad
On a different note, does anybody know of a list online of people blogging about personal experiences of using iPad/iPhone-based AAC? This would include AAC users and the parents and teachers of AAC users. I frequently get reader emails from people who would like to read about others who use AAC and how it’s working for them.
Did you see anything else online that I missed? Leave a comment or drop me a line!