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

Weekend Roundup for 30 November 2014

Happy thanksgiving to all those who celebrate it!

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 …

It was a super quiet week on ATMac because unfortunately I overdid it badly last weekend so I was very ill. It’s the first week all year there have been zero articles since last weekend’s roundup!

Luckily there are two almost-done articles for next week in the pipeline, so the drought won’t last long.

OS X Links

Call Recorder for FaceTime also records Handoff relay calls

Been meaning to buy Nuance’s Dragon Dictate? Great Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal 36% off!

Dragon Dictate icon
36% off Dragon Dictate this weekend.

FingerKey app lets you unlock your Mac using iPhone’s TouchID fingerprint sensor

iOS Links

Keeble App from AssistiveWare – Another 3rd Party Keyboard Option!

Video of the Week: Aided Language Input in Conversation

RT @CoolBlindTech: Demo of turning off Recents and favourites from the App Switcher in iOS 8 using VoiceOver

RT @CoolBlindTech: How to Delete a Third Party Keyboard in iOS

Why does Apple strip dictation from third-party keyboards in iOS 8?

Video: Man creates real-time magnet position detection system using an iPhone – I can think of lots of potential accessibility uses for a system like this!

Apple Watch Links

Use a PDF to See How Big Apple Watches Really Are

Home Automation / Internet Of Things

Audio: Exploring The Accessibility Of The Apple TV for VoiceOver Users

Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker review: Can WeMo help brew a better cup o’ Joe?

The latest contender for your automated kitchen: the $200 smart frying pan

Motorola’s $25 Keylink will help you find your misplaced iPhone with the push of a button

Crowdfunding Campaigns

MOCA heart: A Heart Scanner at your Fingertips


Flat Attack – Single AA Battery Phone Power Charger [Good for AT emergencies! -r]

Neverdrop – The iPhone Case with a Finger Strap [Great for clumsy folk like me! -r]

Skoog – A Totally New Kind of Musical Instrument

TOUCHBAG – waterproof protection bag for smartphone that allows underwater operation


Other Links

RT @accessibledaisy: Guidelines for making your Google Drive documents more accessible [AccessAbility]

Completely washable/waterproof keyboards, mice, and trackpads

YouTube video series for parents/educators of children with special needs!

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

– Ricky

If you are going to buy or upgrade any version of Nuance's Dragon Dictate, please consider using the links in this article. If you do, I'll get a commission - a small percentage of the sale price. It won't cost you anything and it will help to support me and ATMac.

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