Weekend Roundup 1 March 2015

Weekend Roundup for 1 March 2015

Here’s the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of March 1, 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users.

Looking for somebody to help me with the graphics for ATMac, especially the title graphics. Know anybody who’s looking for a little bit of paid work? Get them to contact me.

OS X

5 Safari extensions for a better browsing experience

How to Create a Paperless Office With Evernote

iOS

Now in accessible keyboard Keeble: 3 new languages and enhanced accessibility options.

Keeble screenshot
Keeble super-accessible iOS keyboard allows students and adults with physical or vision impairments to type in any app.

Assistive Technology: 5 Keyboards for Aphasia & Autism – This is a really good article with some less common iPad keyboards included.

5 apps for signing documents with your iPhone and iPad

Microsoft OneNote gets handwriting support on the iPad, OCR everywhere

Smart Apps For Special Needs: Updated: Sarah’s Top 10 (now 15) Basic Concept Apps

Check out these two great resources to assist parents with IEPs, including FREE app!

ReadWrite for iPad Keyboard

iOS 8’s Speak Screen feature. Listen to iBooks with your screen locked and more.

Best apps for special needs: iDo Hygiene teaches activities of daily living

How to use your iPhone or iPad hands-free with ‘Hey Siri’

Ask iLounge: How do I make my camera LED flash when my iPhone rings?

Apple Watch / Smart Watches

Yes, you can wear your Apple Watch in the shower

HomeKit / Smart Home / Internet Of Things

Hue Do You Love? (Or, My Expensive Love Affair with Hue Lightbulbs)

Phillips Hue lights can be controlled by iPhone app or any web browser anywhere.
Phillips Hue lights can be controlled by iPhone app or any web browser anywhere.

Crowdfunding Campaigns

Sesame. Your key, reinvented. – Another remote control door lock @kickstarter – looks nice

Other Links

Living with ADD – Support for ADD / ADHD

The Argument for Becoming Multi Access Tech-Savvy – The article focuses on screen readers but it can be applied to many forms of assistive technology where there is more than one possible solution.

Here on ATMac

Some more updates to Lanyards and Straps for iPhones and iPod Touches.

Sadly, no new articles this week. I have been resting tons to try to let some pain and damage in my fingers and hands heal up.

Did you see anything else online that I missed? Leave a comment or drop me a line!

– Ricky

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