Don’t let a disability stop you from using your smartphone

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Watch video from usatoday Apple CEO Tim Cook recently tweeted, "Accessibility rights are human rights. Celebrating 25yrs of the ADA we're humbled to improve lives with our products. #ADA25."Apple and Google have baked strong accessibility tools into the iOS and Android ecosystem, respectively. While some tools are meant to complement third-party ...

BreathBird : Breath activated scanning input comes to iPad

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

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 ...

Apple keyboard & touch pad tray

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

The Combine collective is a group of like minded artists working together to achieve a common goal. They have come out with these stylish keyboard trays, designed to combine the mac wireless keyboard and trackpad into one clean unit. It occurred to me that this idea could be good for people requiring ...

Will Apple’s 10-inch touchscreens still need skin?

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Reuters reported last month on Apple ordering larger touch screens: Taiwan touchscreen specialist Wintek already makes small screens for Apple iPhones, and has received orders for the larger ones that are roughly the same size as those used in mini PCs - [http://www.wintek.com.tw/] I bet you'll still need skin! Source [Apple orders ...

Working Touch Screen Netbook running Mac OSX

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Now folks we are talking about something I want and would actually be able to use. Compact, Mac OSX and a Resistive touch screen allowing me to control the cursor as I couldn't o this device and can't with the current track pads all Macs have. I couldn't find out who ...

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 ...