Bridges News — iPad/ iOS

Coming soon: mouse control added to the new iPadOS

Coming soon: mouse control added to the new iPadOS

Apple's newly announced iPadOS will add mouse control access to its accessibility features -- access that both the consumer market and alternative access users have wanted for years.  Currently in beta, this new feature will become available in the new OS sometime in fall 2019.  But what does this new feature mean for the hotly anticipated, recently launched AMAneo BTI mouse to iOS interface?

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New accessibility resources from Ablenet

New accessibility resources from Ablenet

Invaluable free resources from Ablenet for supporting users with complex needs and putting Universal Design for Learning into action in the classroom:

Designing Your 21st Century Accessible Classroom infographic (downloadable pdf)iOS 10 Accessibility Switch Control - The Missing User Guide (downloadable pdf); Action Dictionary iBook,

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Co:Writer iPad App now works in other Apps

Co:Writer iPad app already had unbeatable word prediction and topic dictionaries.

With the new update, Co:Writer works in any other writing application on your iPad or iPhone -- Word, Google Docs, Pages, email, social network.

Co:writer now works as its own on-screen keyboard. In this setting, the prediction options appear above the keyboard, typing into whatever writing app you're using.
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6 + 1 Super Cool AT stories from 2016 ATIA conference

This year's Assistive Technology Industry Association's conference in Orlando turned out to be a really exciting few days. We got to attend sessions, meet with our manufacturing partners and prowl the massive exhibit hall hunting for cool stuff.

This year, the weather was unseasonably hot outside (peaking at 27C. Most years, the weather is more like Vancouver in November, than Toronto in June) and freezing in the halls with the air conditioning on max.

Despite the contradictory conditions we layered-up and tracked down what we think are the neatest AT developments at this year's ATIA. Here they are.
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