Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 12 April 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users.
Helpful discovery of the day: The Eye Friendly display resolution switcher for OS X. A quick way to change the size of everything on the screen.
BeeRaider – interesting alternative efficient keyboard design
How to access audio descriptions when watching DVDs on a Mac computer
Top 10 keyboard shortcuts every Mac user should know
Bookshare’s “Web Reader” Access for Students with School Accounts Invites More Reading
Using Work Systems to Create Educational iPad Success – Brilliant ways of dividing up your child’s iPad time between schoolwork and games!
Apple unveils new Siri tips website as it brings feature to more countries
Apple Releases iOS 8.3 with New Features and Bug Fixes for Blind and Low Vision Users
10 Apps for Practicing Motor Skills
123 Token Me App – Great review by Everyday Speech showing you how to set up and use the app
Review: Gab & Go Harness [Really helpful and complete review of the Gab and Go Harness for carrying an iPad or iPhone AAC system. -9]
15 Crucial Tools for Social Workers – Social Work Degree Center
Mini-review: Libre, the ultra-thin & spill-proof iPad keyboard (with a rather less thin case)
MindShift app helps users cope with everyday anxiety
Quote of the Week
Quote: When you have a disability, knowing that you are not defined by it is the sweetest feeling.
The image is of Anne Wafula Strike, a British wheelchair racer and paralympian, who very kindly gave me permission to use her photo in this image. Thanks Anne!
Apple Watch / Smart Watches
Apple Watch Confirmed to Have VoiceOver, Zoom, and Dynamic Type Support
Great first look at the Apple Watch and Accessibility by Steve Aquino
13 Reasons Why I Want an Apple Watch
An in-depth look at Apple Watch accessibility features
Official Apple Watch accessibility page
HomeKit / Smart Home / Internet Of Things
Poppy – New smart elegant home automation devices – Worth a look!
Tado smart thermostat app gets smarter with multiple temperatures in the day
Meld: The smart new way to cook!
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Straps and Lanyards for iPhone, iPad, and iPad Mini
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