Assistive Technology Blog: iOS 8 Accessibility Roundup: More Accessible Than Ever

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iOS 8 Accessibility Roundup: More Accessible Than Ever

As scooped from The Assistive Technology Blog through Scoop.it

Source: bdmtech.blogspot.co.uk

The Assistive Technology Blog reviews some new features slated in iOS 8 expected to debut this fall. Word prediction is one of the proposed features integrated into the iOS keyboard with context a part of the formula. That is exciting news as an assistive technology specialist – Apple is finally catching up to Android on that feature – at last!

For OT’s working in home health or rehab, a new iOS 8 Health app will be featured. It will be interesting to see how this app might interface with information used by or for patients and how it complies with HIPAA regulations.

Other new changes for iOS 8 include more accessibility features: hand free commands with Siri, more Guided Access options and text to speech voices. Exciting new features to consider…

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