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

Weekend Roundup for 21 September 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

Reminders: Save Typing by Reusing Old Entries

iOS Links

There were a TON of articles this week about iOS 8 and accessibility – I’ve put them all into the iOS 8 Accessibility Roundup so I won’t repeat them here.

BarrierBreak is launching Weekly Tech News for Deaf in Indian Sign Language! Great to see new groups of people having access to tech news in local sign languages – first episode is a review of iPhone 6:

ChatAble: A New Twist on an Augmentative Communication App.

Monday Tech Tip: Tablet Mounting Systems

iOS 8 compatible updates for all AssistiveWare apps in this month’s AssistiveWare News.

Apple publishes official iOS 8 user guide on iBooks

HealthKit is already helping top hospitals fight cancer, diabetes

The KNFB Reader is now available for your text recognition needs.

Assistive Technology, on searching for ‘The Key’ to AAC and the ION Clipster speaker.

SwiftKey for iOS review: An Android favorite comes to iPhone and iPad

NAGDU Guide & Service Dog advocacy & Information – a new app for USA Guide and service dog users.

Home Automation

Belkin’s WeMo Smart LED Bulbs now on sale in US and Canada.

Crowdfunding Campaigns

AnyMote Home makes your mobile a universal remote control.

Here on ATMac

Two great new articles for this week on ATMac itself:

How to prepare for an assistive technology disaster – how ready are you REALLY??

and the big one:

iOS 8 Accessibility Roundup

Together they got a heap of viewers and people shared them a whole heap – thank you everybody for all the support!

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

– Ricky

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