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

Weekend Roundup for 2 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 …

Firstly, a happy Halloween to those people who celebrate it! It’s not a big thing here in Australia and when I was growing up it wasn’t a thing at all, so I’ve never been involved but it sounds like fun!

OS X Links

New version of f.lux available for Yosemite users.

Remapping your CapsLock key for use as the VoiceOver modifier keys.

How to Get ‘Handoff’ Working in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.

iOS Links

AssistiveWare’s Keeble Accessible keyboard is now available in the app store.

New video tutorial: The VoiceOver Rotor in iOS 8.


Apps for Creating Visual Schedules.

Podcast: Direct Touch Typing on iOS 8: What Is It And How Does It Work With VoiceOver?

SuperVision+ iOS Magnifier with live image stabilisation.

Updated: An Introduction To Braille Screen Input On iOS 8.

A Visually Impaired Photographer Experiments with the GoPro camera and iPhone app.

Gerty and Marvin: The best iOS ebook reader apps you’re not using.

Home Automation / Internet Of Things

Nest buys home-automation rival Revolvr to shut it down [that sucks – more home automation is better!]

Crowdfunding Campaigns

MOTA SmartRing: Connectivity at your fingertips w/ vibration alerts

Other Links

YouDescribe – A free online accessibility tool for adding audio description to YouTube videos.

Here on ATMac

Just the one new article this week – I had a really bad week health-wise and then lost another day when I broke my glasses:

iOS 8 Keyboard Review: Fleksy

I did manage to add a bunch new folk to the AAC Bloggers List which is starting to get some publicity, though.

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

– Ricky

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