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 …
Firstly, something awesome:
Hard to believe I’m actually 40! I had a wonderful day and really enjoyed the dinner we had to celebrate.
In less awesome news, my health continues to be outrageously bad. This is very frustrating and is significantly slowing down my ability to write and make blog posts, for which I apologise.
Audio Demo: with the latest update of Yosemite, VoiceOver users now have the ability to playback voice messages.
Tips For Controlling Your Mac With Your Keyboard
Hocus Focus hides inactive Mac apps automatically – helps users to be less distracted.
How to connect your Mac to the TV: Apple TV, HDMI, and more!
Wrise is a new and specialized word processor for Mac OS X with lots of assistive technology built in. Another great offering from AssistiveWare, who brought us Proloquo2Go and many other accessibility apps for Mac and iOS.
AppleVis Unlimited: What’s New in VoiceOver-Accessible Apps for January 2015
Secret Siri commands: Twelve cool questions you can ask right now!
AppleVis Extra 27: Winston Chen, Developer of Voice Dream Writer
Maccessibility Round Table Podcast 76: Half a Dozen Dongles
More actions that you can assign to any button in Proloquo2Go 4
Podcast: Using The Apple Remote App To Control Your Apple TV From An iOS Device
Accessibility Options in Voice Dream Writer App
Read&Write for iPad and Android Now Available
The WRAP mental health support App – Updated
Podcast: AppleVis Extra #26: Hans Wiberg, Creator of Be My Eyes
Helping Visually Impaired Students with an IPEVO Doc Cam
Using AzuleJoe and CommuniKate 20 online
Good Free App of the Day: Breathe2Relax – portable stress management tool
Using Tar Heel Reader on the iPad
GARI: The way forward in hearing-aid compatibility with mobile phones
Apple Watch / Smart Watches
How to use Apple WatchKit + HomeKit to Control Lights – This is exactly the sort of home automation that will be awesome for me! Excited!
HomeKit / Smart Home / Internet Of Things
Article: Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Apple’s HomeKit – HomeKit is “Apple Does Home Automation” and I am excited about it
Apple details HomeKit compatibility with competing home automation platforms, rules out rival Wi-Fi gear
Review: Mobile Home puts Siri in the driver’s seat
Lockitron Introduces New $99 App-Enabled Smart Deadbolt Lock ‘Bolt’
My Memory App – An App for helping and teaching people with impaired memory.
Qmote: The Water-Resistant Internet Remote for Smartphones
Indi: Robot phone dock that waves arms when you have a call – Useful for deaf/HoH users?
iMacompanion: Kickstarted accessory puts a USB 3.0 port at the front of your iMac – much easier to reach.
SLNGR keeps your mobile mounted around your neck
Secure Grip Earphones that Won’t Fall Out of Your Ears – extra useful if you need help with earbuds.
Henry Evans And his Telepresence Robot
One-Switch game Accessibility News
Here on ATMac
New articles for this week:
Lanyards and Straps for iPhones and iPod Touches
Did you see anything else online that I missed? Leave a comment or drop me a line!