Lifekludger on ABC Radio – Second life, disability & education

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

      A couple months back I was contacted to see if I could give some input for an ABC Radio National program segment on Second life, disability and education. My input was focused around barriers to access to technology generally and from my Lifekludger perspective. Also touched on the importance of technology ...

Wireless door access TI watch

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Wireless door access using the TI hackable watch What seems "novelty" can often be essential in a different context. This type device could be great for access. The TI Chronos development kit will allow many great projects that cleverly exploit the resources of the Chronos watch. This video shows a hack that wirelessly ...

Mac Tutorial Video Subtitles

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Closed Caption symbol"][/caption] The goal of the Mac Video Tutorials Subtitle Project is to caption the Apple video tutorials that help users learn to use the Mac. To make this great resource available to non-English speaking users, and to those with hearing impairments or language processing problems. A great use ...

A True Hands Free Bluetooth Headset

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Meet Darrell Earlier in the year I was contacted by Darrell. Darrell may not realise it, but he is a Lifekludger. Darrell has a son. His son lives with a disability. His son's disability prevented him from using a mobile phone. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="earpiece"][/caption]Unable to press a button to activate 'hands ...

Pressure Sensitive Multitouch pads to come

Monday, August 31st, 2009

An article in Technology Review reveals development of pressure sensitive touch pads that could be used on future generation devices. Why is this Lifekludger newsworthy? Because the pads are reported to combine features of both kinds of existing touch pads. To me, this might mean some breaking down of the Touch ...

New iPod and the Importance of Input Feedback

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Being the geek I am, as well as the sleeper I am, I found myself following the Apple 'Let's Rock' event at 2.30am. One interesting thought about the new stuff that was announced is the accessibility aspect is being thought about and incorporated at th design stage.  Like most of the things ...

The Touch Barrier – Testing the pogo stylus

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

pogo no go After writing an article about my concerns over the pervasive use of touch I was alerted via a comment to the pogo stylus [thanks @garthk] . The Touch Barrier pogo stylus I thought it might've been a solution so I wrote to "Ten One Design" outlining why I'm so interested. The response ...

Pointui – touch for when you don’t have fingers – acting agnostic

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Recently I was made aware of a program called Pointui while scanning Frank Arrigo's blog (hi Frank). I thought it sounded interesting if for no other reason than the screenshot looked to provide bigger buttons. So I visited the Pointui site. Pointui is a interface layer for Windows Mobile based devices. ...