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

Weekend Roundup for 16 November 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 …

OS X Links

Audio: Making calls on your Mac via iPhone using iOS 8.1 and Yosemite with VoiceOver

OS X Yosemite How-to: Enable Dark Mode

OS X Yosemite
Still a bunch of articles about Yosemite – the new version of Mac OS X. Don’t forget to take a look at our Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Accessibility Roundup.

OS X Yosemite: Let’s Make Some Phone Calls!

Audio: Exploring The Improved Accessibility Of iBooks On OS X Yosemite

3 Tips to Make 1Password Even More Powerful

How to Instantly Invert Display Colors in OS X

Use VoiceOver to read text below the cursor

Audio: new Voiceover browsing mode with Safari in Yosemite

Audio Tip: Enable SMS Relay On OS X Yosemite with VoiceOver

iOS Links

Apple Pay: Inclusive and empowering by design – A great article by Steve Aquino explaining how Apple Pay and TouchID helps him to do things independently.

Audio: Using an iOS Device to Access and Control Your Sonos Wireless Sound System

ES Articulation Bundle – ArtikPics and ArtikPix Levels Plus

2014 TIGA and AGDA Game Accessibility Awards

Audio: Exploring The 2 New Games Added To Dice World For iOS In Version 5

Blue keyboard the same size and shape of an iPad.
The Logitech keys-to-go bluetooth keyboard is water resistant, an accessibility bonus.

A hands-on look at Logitech’s Keys-To-Go keyboard for iPad

How to set up and use Guided Access with iOS 8

Home Automation / Internet Of Things

Philips Hue iOS 8 Notification Center widget for connected lightbulbs now available – I’ve set this up for my Hue globes and it’s super useful!

Review: WeMo-enabled Holmes Smart Humidifier is the go-to gadget for flu season

DIYers: Belkin WeMo ‘Maker’ brings smartphone remote and IFTTT functionality to nearly any device

Quirky and GE unveil new suite of affordable smart home devices, sensor ‘micro-factory’

Other Links

To celebrate World Usability Day, a group of people with disabilities have released a book with the title “I Am More Powerful Than You Think”. The idea behind the book is to show how technology empowers us as people of different levels of ability to pursue our dreams as students, teachers and world citizens.

Here on ATMac

New articles for this week:

Keyboard Skins for Macbooks and Apple Keyboards

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

– Ricky

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