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 …
This week’s article is somewhat belated as I have been ill – sorry about that!!
OS X Links
Enjoy chess? Your Mac has a great chess app built in that’s fully accessible. AppleVis has a new guide to using OS X chess.
Paul J Adam got a bunch of people on Twitter talking this week with his keyboard accessibility slant on the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” that was so popular this week:
iMore have added an index to all their “How to” guides for the built-in accessibility features for iPad and iPhone: How to use Accessibility for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide. It’s a useful resource for 101-level accessibility that everybody should know about.
PATH swipe input keyboard for iPad is now free & will be upgraded to an iOS 8 third-party keyboard – grab it now!
Kids With Autism See Big Gains With Tablets. I’m sure ATMac readers will be as unsurprised as I am at this result, but it’s always useful to have research to back up individual experience. If nothing else, it’ll help convince bean counters to fund things!
PrAACtical AAC has a bunch of resources for the Speak for Yourself AAC app.
Three Apps to help with Executive Function: AOTA Apps Database Sneak Peek.
AppleVis Editorial Team App Picks of the Month for August 2014 have been announced.
Elgato announces Eve connected home accessories, Avea smart light bulbs ahead of HomeKit’s arrival. I love my Elgato EyeTV device, hopefully these will be as awesome.
The Smart Home Is Going To Be A Huge Boon To Accessibility – my feelings exactly!
Here on ATMac
We were all about the Beacons this week, with articles 2 and 3 in the series:
If you want to share this, perhaps share the whole iBeacons for Assistive Technology Series.
Also updated this week:
Did you see anything else online that I missed? Leave a comment or drop me a line!