Assistive Technology Link Roundup 5 April 2015

Weekend Roundup for 5 April 2015

Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of April 5, 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users.

Firstly, welcome to the new users who found their way here because of Autism Acceptance Day! ATMac covers users with all disabilities and we are always happy to see newcomers.

OS X

Quick Tip: Configure the OS X System Clock to Announce the Time at Hourly, Half-Hourly, or Quarter-Hourly Intervals

How to use Windows PC peripherals on your new Mac

Kinesis advantage keyboard, side on
The Kinesis Advantage keyboard comes in both Mac and Windows versions, but like with most peripherals even the Windows version will work fine with Mac OS X.

Make your Mac safer for your kids

How to enable OS X Accessibility options, instantly!

Safari Reader view and instant accessibility

iOS

Featured App: Crazy Gears is crazy good, and discounted until April 9!

3 Apps for Reading and Writing Success

Good Free App of the Day: Mindshift – help teens and adults cope with anxiety

An Audio Demonstration of the Native Twitter iOS App for VoiceOver users

How to independently read with an iPad using one or two switches

1Password’s brand new extension goes further

Limitless Stylus for Limited Hand Mobility

Styluses and Pointers for iPad and iPhone
ATMac has a whole series of articles about styluses and other pointers for iPhones and iPads.

Seeing Assistant detects light, colour and barcodes, magnifies AND is 50% off for Easter!

HomeKit / Smart Home / Internet Of Things

Review: OORT SmartFinder, SmartLED + SmartSocket – iOS-based home automation gadgets.

News: Philips announces Hue Go connected lamp

Crowdfunding Campaigns

Friday smart lock offers more ways to match your decor

Other Links

Trabasack lap tray bags are great for resting iPads and iPhones on, and super accessible. I <3 mine!

How I Do It: Making a low-tech backup for high-tech AAC – This is really super important – people need to have a voice even when their device is out of action!

Here on ATMac

New article for this week, updated no less than 10 times during the day, was AAC App Discounts for World Autism Day 2015. This single article turned the 2nd and 3rd of April into the busiest two days EVER for ATMac, which was a lovely surprise!

Also updated this week, our popular article about Lanyards and Straps for iPhones and iPod Touches. I have been testing out a Chat Bag for my iPhone 6+ in the past few weeks and it’s very handy. I’ve also been working on the second part of the article about straps for the iPad Mini and iPad (here’s part 1), so you should see than in the next week or two.

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

– Ricky

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