Weekend Roundup 15 March 2015

Weekend Roundup for 15 March 2015

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


Another Great Resource for learning VoiceOver and the Mac

Dragon St Patrick's Day Savings: Get the best selling speech recognition software at 50% off.
Been wanting to buy Dragon Dictate? Nuance’s 50% off downloads expires 18 March. Hurry!

I Used Dictation and Voice Control for a Week. Here’s What Happened

How to create text shortcuts in OS X Yosemite

Mad About Mice – all your pointer controlling options including mice, trackpads, and more


Jane Farrall has updated her Switch Accessible Apps List! This list is just for apps with built-in switch controls which are SEPARATE from iOS’s native switch accessibility, they are still very useful for some learners though.

How to update your Facebook status with Siri

Apple Overhauling iPad in Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps – Mac Rumors

Have your Text and Read it Too!

OctoPlus – a new switch accessible math practice game for iPhone and iPad

OctoPlus is a gaming app that makes math addition fun and engaging for kids.

RT @AppleVis: Podcast: A Walk-Through And Demonstration Of Blindfold Wildcard For iOS

Release notes from an internal iOS 8.2 build show more improvements coming to Health app

Apple’s new ResearchKit lets iPhone users participate in clinical trials

Apple Watch / Smart Watches

Apple posts Apple Watch battery test results

Appleā€™s contribution to the smartwatch: An app-centric approach and Wi-Fi unlike Android Gear

A Quick Demonstration of the Apple Watch Companion App with VoiceOver

HomeKit / Smart Home / Internet Of Things

Best and Worst Wireless Key Finders

Other Links

As They Grow: Books for Beginning Readers of Any Age

New Podcast Launched by Easter Seals: ATFAQ We have answers to all of your AT questions!

Here on ATMac

New articles for this week:
Using the Dvorak keyboard layout with Mac OS X

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

– Ricky

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