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
Top 10 Hidden Features of OS X Yosemite
Customizing Yosemite for a Low Vision User (Yosemite Accessibility Overview)
‘OK, Mac’: Using Automator’s Dictation Commands, new in Yosemite
Using widgets in OS X Yosemite’s new Notification Center
Dictation Commands in OS X Yosemite
Nuance expects Dragon Dictate 4 update to support OS X Yosemite available by first week of November
An Open Letter to Apple Regarding Xcode’s Accessibility to VoiceOver Users, and a
followup/addendud from another VoiceOver Xcode user.
Using Automator with Voice Commands (How to Control Keynote with Your Voice)
Audio Demo of adding a card to Apple Pay using the iPhone camera
New Switch-Adapted Bluetooth Speakerphone from RJ Cooper.
iStabiliser TabArm for iPad, iPad Mini, and iPhone 6, would work great for mounting on wheelchair, etc.
Keedogo: Child-Friendly iPad Keyboards for iOS 8
Visually Impaired? There’s an App for that
Perform OCR Directly From Your Photos Or Camera App Using Prizmo On iOS 8
Smart Apps For Special Needs: Good Free App of the Day: Completely FREE app teaches life and social skills
Proloquo2Go 3.0.5 from AssistiveWare gives you a Scottish accent and more
Smart Apps For Special Needs: Top Ten Apps for Auditory Processing: Updated!
Home Automation / Internet Of Things
August Smart Lock goes on sale at Apple retail stores this week
Light your home intelligently with the ilumi LED Smartbulb [Deals]
Review: Belkin WeMo LED Lighting plays nice with the WeMo system
BodyEcho – Reclaim Your Sleep With Serious Sleep Tracking by OxiRate Inc.
Sleep Shepherd: Sleep better tonight. Feel better tomorrow. by Michael Larson
Tempi – A Small Bluetooth Thermometer for Smartphones by Arif Quronfleh
Automate your blinds with a smart control kit in <15 min by Tilt My Blinds
If Just One Person Believes In You … a lovely song which should definitely be about presuming competence …
Here on ATMac
New articles for this week:
iOS 8 Keyboards for Accessibility
Fiona is Learning to Communicate
Did you see anything else online that I missed? Leave a comment or drop me a line!