Assistive Technology Link Roundup 18 January 2015

Weekend Roundup for 18 January 2015

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

Hands-free computer access with the TrackerPro’ mouse alternative

AppleVis Golden Apples of 2014 – Best accessible apps for blind and low vision iOS and Mac users.

Quick Tip: Quick Access To The Extras Menu On Your Mac Using The VoiceOver Trackpad Commander

A hypersensitive joystick made from Mojo 2 device and strain gauges.
A hypersensitive joystick made from Mojo 2 device and strain gauges.

MoJo Sensor Development – ultra-light-touch joystick and controllers

iOS Links

How the iPhone enhances ReSound’s hip new hearing aids

Decide Now! Task Initiation Assistance iPhone/iPad Apps

Be My Eyes lets anyone volunteer to help blind people see

Top 10 Ways iPads Are Key to Teaching Kids With Learning Disabilities

Blind Redditor pays $1,000 to have Jailbroken Siri read the news

App to help kids learn to calm down when angry

Do you know LD students who have been resistant to using assistive tech in school? This letter is for them!

KNFB Reader screenshots
KNFB Reader seems almost universally loved.

KNFB Reader APP: Amazingly Fast and Accurate – We’ve been hearing positive things about KNFB Reader all year, and they’re echoed in this very thorough review.

The story behind Visor — a low vision magnifying app

Bridging Apps’ Top 10 Apps from 2014!

Dictation Guide for Siri

Stay Still, Squeaky!: Interactive iBooks story book for young children who are blind or low vision:

Kubi 2.0 is all about quick setup and seamless telepresence

Apple Watch Links

Apple Watch iPhone ‘Companion’ app reveals new watch features

Apple’s Siri investment and the watch and HomeKit payoffs

Home Automation / Internet Of Things

How the first Apple HomeKit products will work

Belkin WeMo home automation line expands with family of new sensors

Getting a brand new smart home device this holiday season? Here’s what you need to know

Logitech Harmony Universal Remote Finally Gets It Right – The Mac Observer

Crowdfunding Campaigns

Flic – The wireless button that creates a shortcut to your favorite actions on your phone

Flow. The worlds most magical controller

Here on ATMac

New articles for this week:

Custom Closed Captions With Your Apple TV

Further Apple Watch Accessibility Details Revealed

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

– Ricky

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