Weekend Roundup 22 March 2015

Weekend Roundup for 22 March 2015

Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 22 March 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users.


Top 15 hidden Force Click features on the new 2015 MacBook

HeadMouse Extreme


Here are the 5 Apple ResearchKit apps you can start using now

Tip of the Day: Setting Different Calendar Alert Types in iOS 8 – Understand your reminder options!

Use these wallpapers to remind you to spend less time on your iPhone

10 Apps for Children with Learning and Attention Issues

CanWork – Helping People with Cognitive Challenges Complete Work-Related Tasks

Apple TV

What we want to see from the next Apple TV – Are there any accessibility features you want to see?

Apple Watch / Smart Watches

Apple Watch Accessibility: Possibilities, Challenges, and Unknowns

Quote of the Week

Quote: There is no greater barrier to success than the barrier set by low expectations.

The image is of Pablo Pineda, a Spanish actor. Pineda was the first European with Down Syndrome to graduate from college.

Happy World Down Syndrome Day 2015, everybody!

HomeKit / Smart Home / Internet Of Things

Want to control your smart appliances with Siri? That’s what HomeKit will help you do…

Tado smart thermostat gets IFTTT channel and API, can now control other devices

Pyle Health Thermometer Works with Free iOS App

Review: Ring Video Doorbell is a simple smart home accessory that puts security first (Video)

Crowdfunding Campaigns

Click – The First Watch Band Adapter for Apple Watch! by Brandon Hudson – I love this idea as my wrist is bigger than any of the currently available bands.


Other Links

Glenda’s Assistive Technology Audiobook Resources – This enormous list of audiobook sites and resources is really top quality!

Here on ATMac

New articles for this week:
Straps for iPad and iPad Mini – Part 1, part 2 of that article will show up next week.

The article about Controlling Infrared IR devices with your iPhone or iPad has been sneaking up in popularity ever since I wrote it, too, and is now near the top of our popular articles list. You might like to take another look!

Those who are subscribed to ATMac via email will have noticed changes in email delivery this week as I switched to a new provider. If you aren’t subscribed, now’s a great time to sign up for the shiny new emails:

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

– Ricky

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