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
Cast Your Votes Now For The AppleVis Golden Apples Of 2014:
MyPainDiaryApp: There’s a new way to track your pain and it costs about the same as a pad of paper and a pen…
Learn to use iOS with FeelaGrams tactile images with braille captions, plus accompanying videos
Passtime Audiobook Player app authors looking for feedback from blind/visually impaired users
Some detailed notes from transition.io on coding their Soundproof app to be VoiceOver-accessible
Communicating with CommuniKate and creative-commons licensed AAC pagesets
How to Build Your Own Apps with Workflow for the iPhone and iPad [Great for folks who need super efficient stuff -r]
Tabtoob: Chunky light low cost iPadcase for those with Additional Needs & mobility issues
A great guide for partially sighted people about how to make your iPad easier to use
Something new for iOS – Handwriting input with Mazec
How jailbreaking made my iOS VoiceOver experience much Better!
Home Automation / Internet Of Things
A&D Medical adds HealthKit support for Bluetooth blood pressure monitors, scales
Philips brings its Pronto universal remote into the 21st century w/ iPhone app & Bluetooth-IR converter
Sunn smart LED fixture will fight off winter blues
‘Thinking Cleaner’ aims to combine iOS 8’s HomeKit with your Roomba
Skoog: A new way to make music with an iPad tactile, hands-on expressive sound creation
Embrace – A gorgeous watch designed to help measure stress, epileptic seizures, activity and sleep.
Penbeddable flat pen you can attach to your phone case – handy!!
Big HealthKit endorsement by major healthcare providers
This Holiday Season Be Nice, Not Naughty: Use the Most Readable Low Vision Font [I love APHont! For my slighly-wonky vision it’s absolutely the easiest reading font I’ve ever found. -r]
Here on ATMac
New articles for this week is a re-write of our most popular article, now completely updated for Mac OS X Yosemite:
Speech-to-Text: Dictation Software for OS X
This will be the last link roundup for 2014, as even bloggers get to take a bit of a break over Christmas! See you next year, and happy holidays to everybody!