Weekend Roundup 8 March 2015

Weekend Roundup for 8 March 2015

Here’s the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 8 March, 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users.

OS X

Dragon Dictate 4 Medical for Mac OS X
Dragon Dictate Medical 4 for Mac is now available! Save $500 off upgrade prices, or buy the full package with a wired or wireless headset.

Peel the Apple – a blog providing written tutorials for Mac OS X VoiceOver users.

ii-Music |Musical Instrument for Eyegaze and Head Trackers

OS X VoiceOver training audio

iOS

How would you change Siri?

Secret iMessage shortcuts: Ten gestures to speed up your iPhone chat!

TypeSnippets offers visual text expansion for iPhone and iPad

Spotlight Text by Focus Reading Technology, Inc

Read all you need to know about the upcoming Spanish version of Proloquo2Go

ICY app helps vision-impaired connect with the world

Third-Party Keyboards Increase iPad Accessibility

Keeble screenshot
Keeble super-accessible iOS keyboard allows students and adults with physical or vision impairments to type in any app.

ClearReader+, 1st portable & battery-operated OCR scanner, 42 dif. voices/29 languages, sleek & modern

Virtual Speech Center, 3 Speech and Language Apps

Apple Watch / Smart Watches

Apple Watch Has Entire Wearables Market On The Precipice

New Site Offers Interactive Look at Upcoming Apple Watch Apps

5 ideas for Apple Watch — Backchannel — Medium

Apple Watch battery life will be better than expected – Yay!

Sources offer hands-on Apple Watch details: battery life, unannounced features, and more

Apple TV

Accessible Apple: How the Apple TV could replace cable boxes and improve accessibility for all

HomeKit / Smart Home / Internet Of Things

Review: Mobile Home Siri remote

Crowdfunding Campaigns

Switchmate: Automated lighting made simple – Wouldn’t fit my Australian lights but it looks nice!

Thermoneystat lets homeowners budget their energy usage, regulates temperature and cost

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/803977747/thermoneystat-control-the-money-not-just-the-tempe

Other Links

Apple puts Environment VP Lisa Jackson in charge of boosting accessibility efforts

Here on ATMac

New articles for this week:

No Hands! 3 Users Who Control Computers With Their Nose

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

– Ricky

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