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

Weekend Roundup for 5 October, 2014

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

ZoomText Mac Tips & Tricks – General WebReader Reading Tips

iOS Links

Quick Tip: Siri and Speak Screen

5 Things To Do Before You Choose An AAC App

Meet the first crop of third-party keyboards for iOS 8

Now available: Super-accessible custom iOS 8 Keyboards for iPad from AssistiveWare

Are you still using Clicker 5? Upgrades to Clicker 6 are only available until December 2014

Clicker 6 Banner

Working on keyboarding or fine motor skills? Try HanxWriter, a cool app that turns your iPad into a typewriter

Two New AAC Communication Technologies Coming Soon to a Mobile Device Near You!

Home Automation

Powerslayer Blu: An Apple HomeKit-enabled device smart charger

TrackR Item Locator

Other Links

Help Apple to Help You – How to Use Your Apple Support Profile, and Why You Should

And this is nothing to do with Apple assistive technology but it’s awesome. From @missyjack on twitter: “To those who make scifi TV/movies – this is what real scientists who have just launched a Mars mission look like”

Here on ATMac

New articles for this week:

Everything you need to know about iPhone 6 accessibility

How to turn off switch control for Mac OS X

Stylus options for iPhone/iPad users: Easy grip styluses

Also popular this week were the other ‘accidental assistive technology’ articles, My iPhone/iPad won’t stop talking! and How to turn off VoiceOver for Mac OS X. Why is everybody accidentally activating their assistive technology this week?

In other exciting news, I have ordered an iPhone 6 Plus for myself! I was able to go to the local Apple store and try out the 6 and 6+ and the larger one isn’t too big for the way I use it. Now I have to be patient for 3 or 4 weeks until it arrives … agh, the anticipation …

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

– Ricky

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