Assistive Technology Link Roundup 19 April 2015

Weekend Roundup for 19 April 2015

Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 19 April 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users.

OS X

Snap&Read; Universal for text-to-speech and text simplification in Chrome browser

Dragon dictate icon and boxed software.
Been wanting to buy Dragon Dictate? Now is a great time to give your hands a break and get started with dictation.

A Quick Way To Enlarge Text in OS X

iOS

Accessible Apple: Overcoming quadriplegia with the help of iOS

Jane Farral’s most awesome AAC apps list has been updated again – great stuff!

The low-vision experience with an iPad

Assistive technology helping students with disabilities and learning difficulties succeed

Location based reminders in iOS are a fantastic memory aid.

How to set up iPhone location-based reminders to help your productivity — and sanity

Accessible Apple: Building a Wheelchair/Bed-mounted iOS Device Setup (Part 1) and Building a Wheelchair/Bed-Mounted iOS Device Setup (Part 2)

VoiceOver Demo of how to listen to audio content on ABC iView and Netflix iOS apps in Australia

Create custom iPhone vibrations for your contacts

Review: Revolutionary take on AAC with Avaz Together Parent-Child Communication App for Autism

Share in a loved one’s care with GrandmaSays app

How to take your heart rate on iPhone, no additional monitor required!

Apple Watch / Smart Watches

Accessible Apple: Apple Watch Try-ons, What You Need to Know If You Require Accessibility Features

Continuous glucose monitoring on Apple Watch

With Apple Watch medical care is just one tap away

Apple Watch app to help remind people to take medications on time – I take meds 6 times every day, at least, so I’ll definitely be using my Apple Watch for this but I usually just use a regular alarm app – not a medication specific one. Have to wait and see what the advantages and disadvantages of each are.

Apple Watch app puts TV remote on your wrist

Confused by the Apple Watch user interface? Here’s your handy quick-start guide

Apple Watch gains pill reminders, doctor consultations & more from a dozen new healthcare apps

HomeKit / Smart Home / Internet Of Things

Been thinking of getting started it home automation? Get 10% off your first SmartThings order!

Other Links

#ICanDoMoreThanRequest – great campaign showing AAC users doing a huge variety of different things with their communication systems!

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

– Ricky

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