G3 iMac in a manual wheelchair over an old OS X default desktop image.

Weekend Roundup for 14 December 2014

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 …

It was a bit of an “interesting” week here at my place – I lost my messenger bag with a bunch of hard-to-replace stuff in it, and had to call the plumber out 4 times (and counting) to fix my toilet… so please forgive the slight scarcity of links this week!

OS X Links

Audio tutorial: Easy iTunes 12 on Mac OS X Yosemite: Part 1.

Share a printer with an AirPrint enabler like Printopia, and Macs and iOS devices can print to it without any fuss.

iOS Links

Promo Video for aacorn’s ‘My First Keyboard’ is the cutest thing ever

SuperKeys – SuperLaunch for accessible iOS keyboard!

Learn How to Control Siri with the Siri Dictation Guide.

Learn to use iOS with FeelaGrams tactile images with braille captions, plus accompanying videos. Great resource for blind and vision impaired folk from iHabilitation Canada.

Workflow for iOS Helps Automate Everything on Your Phone.

Crowdfunding Campaigns

GripTips – A safer way to hang onto iPads and iPhones. Useful for all us clumsy iPhone users like me!

Home Automation / Internet Of Things

This Disk In Your Pants Tells you to Sit Up And Breathe Into Your Belly.

The smart-home 2014 year in review. A good round-up of what was new this year in Home Automation, although it isn’t disability-focused.

Other Links

Digital Media Tips for Parents of Socially Challenged Kids

Great advice on AAC Etiquette from a person who uses AAC


Here on ATMac

New articles for this week:

How To Use A Corded 2.5mm Headset With Your iPhone

How To Put Skype To Work Picking Up Your Calls

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

– Ricky

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