Weekend Roundup 15 February 2015

Weekend Roundup for 15 February 2015

Here’s the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 15 February 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users.


1Keyboard – Type on your iPhone and iPad from your Mac’s keyboard – It hurts me to type on the iPhone more than a tiny bit, so this might be handy!

Wrise – AssistiveWare’s new super-accessible wordprocessing app for Mac introductory price is ending soon.

Wrise is an accessible word processor designed to support reading comprehension and text composition.


Using Tar Heel Reader on the iPad

iOS: Save Your Hearing with the “Late Night” EQ Option – surprisingly useful! I’ve got it turned on now.

Made for iPhone Hearing Aids – can they be used by VoiceOver users?

SwiftKey Flow trace-typing comes to iPad

Catalyst waterproof cases for iPhone – Catalyst claims it has the most protective iPhone cases in the world, have any special-needs folk used them?

Comparing the Accessibility and Screen Enhancement Android Lollipop 5.0 and Apple iOS 8.1.1 for People w/ Low Vision

Anki OVERDRIVE Will Let Users Build Their Own Tracks

Workflow 1.1: Deeper iOS Automation

Workflow is a personal iOS automation tool, enabling you to drag and drop any combination of actions to create powerful workflows.

Apple Watch / Smart Watches

Apple Watch expected to support DexCom glucose monitor for diabetics from launch date – There’s an iPhone app too. This is great for glucose monitor users!

HomeKit / Smart Home / Internet Of Things

Hands-On Review of Oral-B’s iPhone-Connected Bluetooth Smart Toothbrush

Smartphones apps equal to fitness wearables for step tracking, study says This is good to know but my phone still thinks that I’m walking when I’m in my power chair, which is frustrating.

Other Links

5 Things Families May Not Know about SLPs and AAC Assessment

All Technology is Assistive – Fascinating article – go read it now!!

Instead of labelling some technologies and not others as assistive, let’s start like this: We’re all getting all kinds of help from the things we make. All kinds of help, all the time, for our many material and social and educational and political needs. Private needs and public ones. No one is exempt. Then the questions get really interesting: What can a body do? What needs are you interested in? Who might use which thing for what? Where might the surprises be? How might a familiar thing morph into something else altogether?


Here on ATMac

New articles for this week:

Touch ID + Raynaud’s = Trouble!

The Real Cost of “Free” Apps – What buyers should know

Our article Lanyards and Straps for iPhones and iPod Touches has also been updated with more cases and more straps, so check it out again. Thanks to everybody who told me about new ones.

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

– Ricky

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