Mount your phone on your Laptop screen with Mountie

When in bed I use my phone almost entirely by voice, not being able to have a specific stick for touch in addition to my mouthstick as well as reaching being an issue. This works reasonably well and gets me through the night. However I’ve been looking for away to mount and hold the phoneContinue reading “Mount your phone on your Laptop screen with Mountie”

Siri Shortcuts stands to be a boon for people living with disability

I watched the Apple WWDC presentation this morning and was excited to see the announcement of Shortcuts. Siri Shortcuts Streamline the things you do often with shortcuts. Siri can now intelligently pair your daily routines with third-party apps to suggest convenient shortcuts right when you need them. So if you typically pick up a coffeeContinue reading “Siri Shortcuts stands to be a boon for people living with disability”

Apple’s App Review Should Test Accessibility –

Marco has a great post outlining why Apple (among others) should require accessibility of an app before releasing it. The closer to the design end of the development curve that accessibility is included, the better. Poor or broken accessibility is exactly the sort of problem that Apple’s App Review team should check for: many developersContinue reading “Apple’s App Review Should Test Accessibility –”

Pressy – a smartphone task button

The Pressy is a tiny, simple button that you plug into the headphone jack of your phone that allows you to easily access a regular task. It uses an app that lets you setup the presses it takes to perform certain functions. Clicks are similar to Morse Code and are comprised of long and shortContinue reading “Pressy – a smartphone task button”

YouTube videos focusing on Mobile Accessibility

Luis Perez has a great channel on Youtube where he focuses on mobile accessibility, primarily on iOS devices. I’ve included one on the New Features for Assistive Touch in IOS 6. But there’s others on similar topics as well as accessibility when using iBooks Author. They’re good stuff and I recommend them to anyone needingContinue reading “YouTube videos focusing on Mobile Accessibility”

BreathBird : Breath activated scanning input comes to iPad

Techcrunch report on the (free) BreathBird twitter app for the iPad. BreathBird employs the well honed concept of ‘scanning‘ that’s been used for alternate input selection on software like on-screen scanning keyboards for years and applies it in a fresh way to this iPad app, using breath as the trigger rather than a switch. I’mContinue reading “BreathBird : Breath activated scanning input comes to iPad”

Just5 Simple features Mobile Phone

Just5 Mobile phones take the less is more approach with a phone ideally aimed at older persons and those with a disability with a phone that boasts 5 simple features: 1. Big Buttons : These big buttons really do make a difference. Easy to dial even without putting on glasses. 2. Ease of Operation :Continue reading “Just5 Simple features Mobile Phone”