Assistive Technology Link Roundup 26 April 2015

Weekend Roundup for 26 April 2015

Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 26 April 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users.


Secret Force Click shortcuts: Thirteen Taptic tricks for your new MacBook!

How to adjust Force Click firmness on OS X

How to assign Force Click on OS X

‘Knock’ Aims to Let You Unlock Your Mac With Your Apple Watch

Matias Ergo Pro: Even adjustable keyboards aren’t one-size-fits-all


Evaluating iPad technology for enhancing communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorders

Autism awareness, iPad, and changing lives

Review: Is the added protection of the LifeProof Nüüd for iPhone 6 worth the trade-offs?

A Walk-Through And Demonstration Of Voice Dream Writer For iOS

Hands on: Phorm takes the awkwardness out of thumb-typing on an iPad mini

AbiTalk Lisp Therapy App – Review

Implementation of Proloquo2Go for Students with AAC Needs – Slideshow

It Hurts! Pain management apps for children

Quote of the Week

Quote 04 - Dance Is Political - quote

The late Stella Young said, “I dance as a political statement, because disabled bodies are inherently political, but I mostly dance for all the same reasons anyone else does: because it heals my spirit and fills me with joy.”

Do you dance?

Apple Watch / Smart Watches

Support for Apple Watch and new female US English voice in Proloquo4Text 2.1 – AAC on the Apple Watch, wow!

The Apple Watch Can Be A Sixth Sense

Accessible Apple: Apple Watch Try-Ons, The Complete Guide

Apple Watch Accessibility Features: VoiceOver, Mono Audio, Grayscale, Taptic Engine and More

Yahoo outs plans for Apple Watch support, ReSound debuts Watch app for hearing aids

How the Apple Watch heart rate sensor works, according to Apple

HomeKit / Smart Home / Internet Of Things

6 Smart LED bulbs tested – we name the best and brightest for lighting your connected home

This smart knob upgrades your stove with automatic temperature controls

Other Links

IBM’s new Watson Health Cloud will draw data from Apple’s HealthKit and ResearchKit

Accessible Apple: An interview with Laura Legendary about the intersection of fashion and accessibility

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

– Ricky

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