Apple Accessible House

Located in the main exhibition space, the Apple Accessible House is a purpose-built interactive exhibit designed to showcase the latest accessible technologies. Split into five zones, the house demonstrates how assistive devices, apps and accessories can help you do more around the home and office.

Apple Ambassadors will be on hand to explain how these technologies can transform the experience of a person who has accessibility needs. This is a must-see exhibit for people who are low vision, blind, hearing impaired, physically impaired, intellectually impaired, or simply interested in how to create a connected home. Occupational therapists, optometrists and mobility instructors will also find it of great interest.

Accessibility Ambassadors

  • Greg Alchin

    Greg Alchin is a usability consultant, Apple Accessibility Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator. Additionally, Greg is an active presenter, author and mentor. Greg empowers individuals of all ages and abilities to be “more powerful than they or others think!” through innovative inclusive strategies that anyone can benefit from. Greg has received a string of international awards over the past 20 years for sharing his expertise around the world. In particular, Greg was awarded the New South Wales Premier’s Teachers Scholarship in Special Education in 2011. Most recently, Greg has been invited to join the Apple Distinguished Educator Advisory Board for the Asia Pacific Region and invited to address the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) event on producing accessible ibooks. Greg’s own visual disability enables him to be an authentic accessibility ambassador who speaks from personal experience.

    Greg is the author of 'Inclusive Design for iBooks Author’ available on the iBooks Store.


  • Michael Harrison

    Michael is a Learning & Engagement Officer in the Central West of NSW with the NSW Department of Education. Prior to this he was the Assistant Principal – Hearing Support in Orange and Broken Hill. Michael is also a bilateral cochlear-implantee after receiving his second implant in December 2009.Originally training as a high school music teacher, Michael retrained as a teacher of the Deaf after discovering that being a deaf High School Music Teacher was not a great career-move.Michael is a great fan of making the most of a wide range of technology in supporting children with a hearing impairment. A self-proclaimed ‘geek’, he enjoys sharing his knowledge of technology with others and has presented at numerous conferences and workshops around Australia including, Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technology Conference 2012 & 2014 and Learning Differences Convention, Sydney 2014 & 2015.

    Apple Distinguished Educator, Accessibility Ambassador, B Contemporary Music (1999) Southern Cross University, Grad. Dip. Ed (2004) University of Wollongong, M Special Education (sensory) (2007) Newcastle University.

    Michael is the author of 'iHear: Accessibility features of iOS and teaching hearing impaired students', to be released mid-October 2015 on the iBooks Store.


  • Christopher Hills

    Christopher is a video editor, and owner of Switched-On Video Editing. He has completed jobs for clients such as Queensland Health, The Able Movement and Control Bionics in the US. Prior to starting his business, he studied Video Production with RMIT University online, and received a High Distinction. He also became an Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro X. As well as his work as an editor, Christopher is an Accessibility Ambassador. He has produced a number of videos for his YouTube Channel on how assistive technology has an impact on his life, and has appeared and presented at various conferences. He enjoys all things technology related, flying flight simulators, and models of earth-moving equipment. Christopher was born with athetoid cerebral palsy and is quadriplegic.

    Christopher is co-author of 'Handsfree - Mastering Switch Control on iOS' available on the iBooks Store.


  • David Woodbridge

    David Woodbridge is a Senior Adaptive Technology Consultant at Vision Australia where he has worked since 1990. Over this time he has assisted people who are blind or vision impaired in their home, education, and work settings to take advantage of the benefits of using assistive technology. In the last seven years, he has been evaluating technology for use by people who are blind or vision impaired covering both low and high tech equipment (Microsoft, Google, Nokia, Kindle, Samsung and Apple). David is a key spoke person for Vision Australia relating to technology. David has been using the Apple platform since 2008, evaluating it for low vision and blind users covering desktop, mobile, apps/software, hardware, Apple TV and Apple Watch. He has worked with other Ambassadors/Apple Distinguished Educators training, collaborating and presenting workshops covering the range of Apple's Accessibility solutions throughout Australia. David evaluates and reports back to developers on VoiceOver accessibility of apps, he consults with developers on how they can make their apps more accessible for the low vision and vision impaired community.

    David produces a range of podcasts covering Apple and other technologies which are distributed on his own podcast (http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com), Applevis podcasts (from www.applevis.com), through iTunes podcast iSee, and heard on the ACB (American Council for the Blind) Main Menu Technology show. In addition, David is also one of the editors on www.applevis.com website. He has a regular Talking Tech program and has spoken on various radio stations concerning technology for blind or low vision.

    David lost his sight when he was 8 years old and had to learn Braille. Since then, he completed high school, went to Sydney University receiving a Social Work degree, spent 4 years drug and alcohol counselling, and moved into his current role. David is sought as an expert in the Apple accessibility space and is currently exploring connected home solutions using mainstream technology solutions.

    David is author of ‘iSee: All you need to know on getting started with Apple products from a blind perspective’ available on the iBooks Store.


  • Jeanette Davies

    Jeanette Davies works in the Information Communication Learning Technologies (ICLT) team at Catholic Education, Diocese of Wollongong, NSW. Jeanette provides support in all areas of Information Technology specialising in providing Library support for 37 schools, which encompasses Professional Development and Technical Support for the current Library Management System, Oliver, and has just completed the process of rolling out Overdrive which will provide inclusive eBooks, Audio Books, Videos, Music and documents online to all Staff and Students in the Wollongong Diocese.

    Jeanette is also responsible for providing Inclusive Technology solutions for students with disabilities. This encompasses purchasing hardware and software and providing training and support for teachers, school support officers and students within this area. Jeanette is also an Apple Distinguished Educator (2011) and Accessibility Ambassador.

    Jeanette is the author of 'iPad Tips & Tricks with a focus on accessibility V4’ and 'Dyslexia: Supporting Students’ available on the iBooks Store.


Kitchen

Jamie’s Receipes Huge selection of recipes, from classic comfort food and beautiful baking recipes. Email an aisle based shopping list based on the recipe you plan to make. In cook mode, can say “Next” for the next set of instructions. View App
Urban Spoon Want to go out for dinner? Urbanspoon is used by millions of App Store users every week to find nearby restaurants with honest restaurant ratings and reviews by consumers and food critics. Whether you’re craving the top-rated cheap eats in your neighborhood or you’re trying to discover a great meal while you travel, Urbanspoon is a great app to help “eat like a local” and find food fast! View App
iGrill Keep a close watch on the temperature progression of your meat right from the your iPhone and receive an alert when your food is ready to enjoy. Great for individuals with vision impairment to tell when meat is cooked. Handy for individuals with intellectual impairment to use as a reference on temperature of the frying pan/ timing around removing food from heat. View App
Parrot Flower Power Plant Health Sensor Give your plant the best chance in life with this Flower Power plant sensor, which reads your plant's environment and communicates its needs straight to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using the free Flower Power app. Planted close to a plant, either in the ground or a pot, Flower Power measures attributes that are key to a plant's health, including soil moisture, fertiliser, ambient temperature and light intensity. Highlights: 1.To-do list helps you pre-empt your plant's needs. 2.Notifications of plant health sent directly to your iOS device. View App
Drop Scale (Kitchen) Drop is a Bluetooth-enabled kitchen scale that intuitively guides you step-by-step through finding, making, and sharing delicious dishes with the help of a connected iPad app. You'll be at the top of your baking game thanks to interactive recipes, simple ingredient substitutions, and smart ingredient scaling. View App
Notes The Notes app has always been great for jotting down your thoughts. And now it’s great for so much more. Want an easy way to make a checklist of to-dos? Consider it done. Or add a photo, map, or web link to a note. You can even draw a sketch with your finger. And thanks to iCloud, changes to your notes will be updated across all your devices and on iCloud.com. So you’ll always have your latest notes in hand. View App
Siri Talk to Siri as you would to a friend and it can help you get things done — like sending messages, placing calls, and making dinner reservations. You can ask Siri to show you the Orion constellation or to flip a coin. Siri works hands-free, so you can ask it to show you the best route home and what your ETA is while driving. It works with HomeKit to let your voice be the remote control for connected products in your home. And it’s tuned in to the world, working with Wikipedia, Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes, Shazam, and other online services to get you even more answers. The more you use Siri, the more you’ll realize how great it is. And just how much it can do for you. View App
Reminders You’ll never forget a task again with Reminders. Remind yourself to call a friend at a certain date and time, or to pick up the dry-cleaning on the way home from work. You can set reminders to repeat at any interval you want. And with iCloud, reminders that you set on your Mac are available on your iOS devices and vice versa. View App
Voice Memo Voice Memos lets you use iPhone as a portable recording device. Use it with the built-in microphone, an iPhone or Bluetooth headset mic, or a supported external microphone. View App

Bedroom

Big Clock A must for visually impaired travellers. You'll be able to read it with a glance while lying in bed. Double tap to rotate iPad orientation to landscape view and set it atop a hotel room TV or table. The clock displays time and date in the region format and language the device is set to. The app prevents devices from auto-locking when displaying the time. Swipe finger up and down screen to change brightness. View App
WhiteNoise Do you have trouble going to sleep? Are you traveling on a plane and need a quick power nap? Does your newborn baby wake up in the middle of the night? There are numerous benefits to using White Noise: • Helps you sleep by blocking distractions • Relaxes and reduces stress • Pacifies fussy and crying babies • Increases focus while enhancing privacy • Soothes headaches and migraines • Masks tinnitus (ringing of the ears) View App
Smiling Minds Smiling Mind is meditation made easy. A simple tool that helps put a smile on your mind anytime, anywhere and everyday. Meditation/ Positive Mental Fitness for all. View App
Light Detector Light Detector app will let you know how much light is in the room by making a noise and increasing the pitch as you get to a brighter light source. Check to see if the WeMo light is on. Or is the iPad screen is working (with the phone). View App
AidColors Use AidColors to identify colours using the built in camera. “What colour shirt is that? “ View App
Notes The Notes app has always been great for jotting down your thoughts. And now it’s great for so much more. Want an easy way to make a checklist of to-dos? Consider it done. Or add a photo, map, or web link to a note. You can even draw a sketch with your finger. And thanks to iCloud, changes to your notes will be updated across all your devices and on iCloud.com. So you’ll always have your latest notes in hand. View App
Siri Talk to Siri as you would to a friend and it can help you get things done — like sending messages, placing calls, and making dinner reservations. You can ask Siri to show you the Orion constellation or to flip a coin. Siri works hands-free, so you can ask it to show you the best route home and what your ETA is while driving. It works with HomeKit to let your voice be the remote control for connected products in your home. And it’s tuned in to the world, working with Wikipedia, Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes, Shazam, and other online services to get you even more answers. The more you use Siri, the more you’ll realize how great it is. And just how much it can do for you. View App
Reminders You’ll never forget a task again with Reminders. Remind yourself to call a friend at a certain date and time, or to pick up the dry-cleaning on the way home from work. You can set reminders to repeat at any interval you want. And with iCloud, reminders that you set on your Mac are available on your iOS devices and vice versa. View App

Bathroom and Health

Zombies Run A bit of motivation for running on the treadmill: go on “runs” from your base and get back safely by outrunning (yep) the Zombies. Run too slow on the read mill and you hear their breaths and groans behind you. View App
ABC Radio Highly accessible, and allows you to listen to the whole range of ABC Radio stations (including the cricket) from around Australia. Remember: if you have Airplay speakers (including your Apple TV) you can stream the audio to these speakers as well. View App
OoTunes Radio This app gives you access to thousands of radio stations around the world, but more in particular, you can listen to Vision Australia Radio and other radio stations such as 2RPH in Sydney or ACB (American Council of the Blind) Radio in the US. In case you don’t know, OoTunes is the online radio service that the Victor Stream 2nd addition uses for accessing radio stations, so you can access it just as easily on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. View App
Wifi Scale Withings' Wireless Scale is the next-generation Internet-connected scale. Instant high-accuracy weighing. Wireless Scale secretly calibrates while you're away so that it accurately and immediately displays your weight as soon as you step on. If you're striving to lose weight and every little weight variation makes a big difference to you, you'll appreciate that Wireless Scale comes with Withings' Position Control technology, which helps properly position your body for high-accuracy weighing. Also be sure to know where you stand thanks to the complementary BMI (Body Mass Index) reading the scale provides. Hassle-free set up and upload. Thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity, Wireless Scale is super easy to set up within just a few minutes on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Your Wi-Fi network configuration is shared with the scale in just one tap from Withings iOS app. After each weighing, the scale automatically uploads and syncs your weight data using its Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity. You'll enjoy the long range of Wi-Fi to weigh from anywhere in your home and the convenience of Bluetooth for on-the–go usage. View App
Blood Pressure Cuff Revolutionary in both its function and design, the Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor simplifies the daily measurement and tracking of your blood pressure-automatically displaying your measurements and saving it for easy tracking and evaluation over time. With new measurement sharing options, it becomes the ideal solution for accurate BP monitoring at home. Measurement is instantaneous and done with a gesture. Just plug directly into your iOS device and the application is launched automatically, and with a single press it takes your measurements. There's no need to write down your results or calculate your averages, since the Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor does it all for you. The free Withings application automatically generates graphs, which makes trend detection easier, and the secured sharing option allows you to automatically share measurements. View App
Lark Lark helps you stick to whatever weight loss or workout plan you choose: Lark automatically tracks your exercise from your phone's sensors, and coaches you to get more active based on your daily activities. View App
Notes The Notes app has always been great for jotting down your thoughts. And now it’s great for so much more. Want an easy way to make a checklist of to-dos? Consider it done. Or add a photo, map, or web link to a note. You can even draw a sketch with your finger. And thanks to iCloud, changes to your notes will be updated across all your devices and on iCloud.com. So you’ll always have your latest notes in hand. View App
Siri Talk to Siri as you would to a friend and it can help you get things done — like sending messages, placing calls, and making dinner reservations. You can ask Siri to show you the Orion constellation or to flip a coin. Siri works hands-free, so you can ask it to show you the best route home and what your ETA is while driving. It works with HomeKit to let your voice be the remote control for connected products in your home. And it’s tuned in to the world, working with Wikipedia, Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes, Shazam, and other online services to get you even more answers. The more you use Siri, the more you’ll realise how great it is. And just how much it can do for you. View App
Reminders You’ll never forget a task again with Reminders. Remind yourself to call a friend at a certain date and time, or to pick up the dry-cleaning on the way home from work. You can set reminders to repeat at any interval you want. And with iCloud, reminders that you set on your Mac are available on your iOS devices and vice versa. View App

Loungeroom

iBooks iBook Store is your library in your hands. Remember you can change the font size/style, theme, and brightness to suit the reading conditions any time. Great for entertainment, lifelong learning or instructional content. View App
Audible Reading is one thing, and listening to synthetic speech read an iBook is another: but it is always nice to seat back, close your eyes, and listen to a well narrated book, whether your relaxing on the lounge or exercising on a treadmill. View App
Voice Dream Reader This app is fantastic for listening to Vision Australia talking (daisy) books or converting a wide range of document formats in to very nice sounding speech: in other words, don’t worry about reading, just sit back and listen. View App
Drawing App iPad: Get creative, zoom in to draw detail. Zoom back out to get the whole picture. Drawing Pad is a fun and easy to use iPad art app for kids and adults alike. It has very visual menus giving you instant access to a broad range of useful art tools. There are amazing features for kids including downloadable colouring books and additional advanced features for more ambitious artists. View App
Find My iPhone Besides the obvious use for the app: Finding where you’ve left your iPhone when you’ve been out and about: you can also use the Play Sound feature to find where you’ve put your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad down in the house: very, very handy: just follow the sound (even when it has been turned to mute). View App
Find My Friends Find My Friends allows you to easily locate friends and family using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Just install the app and invite friends to share locations by choosing from your contacts or entering their email addresses. Great app for couples: no more calls to see where they are. Knowing where your children are, ability to set up alerts if they have left or arrive at a location. View App
ABC iView Never miss a moment of your favourite TV. ABC iview is simple, ad-free and free to use. Download the app now to watch ABC TV and exclusive iview programs on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, on demand, over wifi or 3G/4G. Catch up on prime-time drama and trusted news and current affairs. Delve into a huge selection of popular children's programs. Discover must-see iview Exclusives and watch when it suits you. Most programs are available for 14 days and new programs are added every day. Check out closed captioned content and audio descriptions. View App
Remote App Remote is designed to be in perfect sync with iTunes. With just a few taps on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, you can play iTunes Radio from anywhere in your home. Choose playlists, songs, and albums as if you were in front of your computer or Apple TV. Or play them from iCloud with iTunes Match on Apple TV. Control your Apple TV with the flick of your finger or use the keyboard to quickly tap out a title instead of clicking letters on the Apple TV screen. View App
Withings Home HD Video Camera The Withings Home is an elegant HD video camera with two-way audio that can be used as a baby video monitor or surveillance camera. Featuring environmental sensors, the camera lets you access your home from anywhere with the iOS Home Monitor app, available for free download from the App Store. Great for peace of mind and checking in on individuals, whilst still allowing greater independence. View App
Kevo Lock Kwikset's Kevo Bluetooth-enabled deadbolt lock lets you unlock your door wirelessly with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and the Kevo app. You don't even need to take your iOS device out of your pocket or purse; just touch your lock and it recognises you. No more fumbling for keys or memorising codes. Great for individuals with physical, visual or intellectual impairment for quick access. View App
Notes The Notes app has always been great for jotting down your thoughts. And now it’s great for so much more. Want an easy way to make a checklist of to-dos? Consider it done. Or add a photo, map, or web link to a note. You can even draw a sketch with your finger. And thanks to iCloud, changes to your notes will be updated across all your devices and on iCloud.com. So you’ll always have your latest notes in hand. View App
Siri Siri is your personal assistant, letting you use your voice to send messages, search the web, get guidance on public transportation, and more. You can even ask Siri to search your photo library to find just the photo or video you’re looking for. And Siri works with HomeKit — so you can control products in your home, too. View App
Reminders You’ll never forget a task again with Reminders. Remind yourself to call a friend at a certain date and time, or to pick up the dry-cleaning on the way home from work. You can set reminders to repeat at any interval you want. And with iCloud, reminders that you set on your Mac are available on your iOS devices and vice versa. View App
Music When it comes to your music, this is home base. With an Apple Music membership, you get access to the always-growing Apple Music library. Add that to all the music you’ve collected from the iTunes Store and it’s like having nearly every song ever recorded ready to play, all in one place. View App
Facetime With a tap, you can make video calls or audio-only calls from your iPhone or iPad to someone else’s. Or make calls from your Mac to anyone on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or another Mac. And you can do it over Wi-Fi or cellular networks. So you can be there, even when you’re not there. View App
Messages Messages lets you send any kind of message, any way you want to send it. Tap to add your voice to a conversation. Send a video of what you’re seeing the moment you’re seeing it. Manage your group conversations by naming them, adding and removing contacts, muting them, or leaving them altogether. View App

Office

BlindSquare BlindSquare is the World's Most Popular accessible GPS-app developed for the blind and visually impaired. It describes the environment, announces points of interest and street intersections as you travel. In conjunction with free, third-party navigation apps it is a powerful solution providing most of the information blind and visually impaired people need to travel independently. View App
Vision Assist VisionAssist is a new category of handheld electronic magnifier that utilises your smartphone. It is designed to help people who are visually impaired with with Low Vision conditions including AMD (age related macular degeneration), Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts and colour blindness. Use it on your iPhone for when you are out and about, use it with your iPad for big easy to read images, or connect it wirelessly with your Apple TV and your big screen TV or computer monitor at home for extra large viewing! If you find that a magnifying glass or glasses do not provide enough clarity, VisionAssist will provide magnification and enable you to improve the contrast to help you read or see what you want to read. If you are in a dark area, you can use the iPhone's flash as a torch to lighten up what you are reading. Handheld electronic magnifier that utilises your iPhone and iPad. Easily read packaging on food, recipes in physical books and your mail. View App
KNFB Reader The KNFB Reader converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button on the iPhone. Picture accuracy is facilitated by a Field of View Report, Automatic Page Detection, and Tilt Control. Allows users to capture pictures of virtually any type of printed text, including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos and many other documents that you may encounter. Proprietary document analysis technology determines the words and reads them aloud to the user with high quality text-to-speech and Braille access. Individuals with print disabilities will benefit from the synchronised speech and text highlighting capabilities. With the touch of a single button, read virtually any type of printed text, including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos and many other documents. View App
Pages Having this app on your iPad and the Mac, means that you can work on that important document no matter what you are doing, and access the same document from whatever device you are using. For these and other tasks on your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone, you can also use an Apple Wireless Bluetooth keyboard if you don’t want to use the on-screen keyboard. View App
Keynote Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and transitions — as simple as touching and tapping. View App
Numbers Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. Created exclusively for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, Numbers includes support for Multi-Touch gestures and Smart Zoom so you can create powerful spreadsheets using just your fingers. View App
Big Calculator Big Easy Calculator is a simple, easy to use four function calculator with large text. Perfect for people with vision impairments or less than perfect sight. Large font and big buttons make calculating easy with this Big Easy Calculator. View App
Talking Scientific Calculator Talking Scientific Calculator is just that, a talking scientific calculator. It is easy to operate and very useful. It has different voices to chose from or even allows you to record your own voice. There is a free version to play with if you want to test it first. It works with VoiceOver for the fully blind, or has a high contrast options for those with low vision. View App
Double Robot Double enables a revolutionary new level of interaction with your remote team.Traditional videoconferencing is arguably the most important tool used by telecommuters in the workplace today. However, remote workers know how difficult it can be to schedule a call or ask someone to set up a laptop for video chat. Having your own Double in the office means you can be free to roam around anywhere without having to schedule a meeting. Double takes everything you love about video calls on an iPad and puts that on a mobile base that puts the remote worker in control. Your Double is always on, ready to take you anywhere you need to go. Employers can rest assured that their remote employees never miss out on important conversations around the workplace. View App
Proloquo2go Proloquo2Go is an award-winning symbol-supported communication app providing a voice to over 125,000 individuals who cannot speak. It is designed to promote growth of communication skills and foster language development through research-based vocabularies. Its innovative features provide support for parents, teachers and therapists to implement AAC best practices. View App
Explain Everything Explain Everything is a unique interactive screencasting whiteboard app being used by over 2 million students, teachers, leaders, and learners around the world. Create slides using an infinite canvas, use a laser pointer, draw in any colour, add shapes, text, math equations, videos, images and audio files. Record everything you do within the app (even yourself while using the front-facing camera) to create high quality, creative and valuable content for others to learn from! Great for creating instructional technology. View App
Book Creator Book Creator makes ‘fixed layout’ e-books. These are books where the author positions text and images on the page, and your readers will see the same layout, exactly what you want for most books containing pictures. Publish to Dropbox or iBooks to create instructive manuals and supporting documents to be shared with others. View App
iBooks Author Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing app that allows anyone to create beautiful iBooks Textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad and Mac. View App
iBooks iBook Store is your library in your hands. Remember you can change the font size/style, theme, and brightness to suit the reading conditions any time. Great for entertainment, lifelong learning or instructional content. View App
iMovie With a streamlined design and intuitive Multi-Touch gestures, iMovie lets you enjoy your videos and tell stories like never before. Browse your video library, share favourite moments, create beautiful movies and watch them on all your devices in iMovie Theater. And with the iMovie extension, it’s fast and fun to make every video more memorable — right in the Photos app. View App
Apple Maps Now you can use public transportation with Maps as your guide. In select cities around the world, a new Transit view shows you lines and stations for subways, buses, trains, and ferries right on the map. When you plan a route, every step of your trip is laid out from point A to point B. And with the Nearby feature, it’s easier to see what’s around you and decide on places to shop, eat, and more. View App
Notes The Notes app has always been great for jotting down your thoughts. And now it’s great for so much more. Want an easy way to make a checklist of to-dos? Consider it done. Or add a photo, map, or web link to a note. You can even draw a sketch with your finger. And thanks to iCloud, changes to your notes will be updated across all your devices and on iCloud.com. So you’ll always have your latest notes in hand. View App
Siri Talk to Siri as you would to a friend and it can help you get things done — like sending messages, placing calls, and making dinner reservations. You can ask Siri to show you the Orion constellation or to flip a coin. Siri works hands-free, so you can ask it to show you the best route home and what your ETA is while driving. It works with HomeKit to let your voice be the remote control for connected products in your home. And it’s tuned in to the world, working with Wikipedia, Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes, Shazam, and other online services to get you even more answers. The more you use Siri, the more you’ll realize how great it is. And just how much it can do for you. View App
Reminders You’ll never forget a task again with Reminders. Remind yourself to call a friend at a certain date and time, or to pick up the dry-cleaning on the way home from work. You can set reminders to repeat at any interval you want. And with iCloud, reminders that you set on your Mac are available on your iOS devices and vice versa. View App
Mail With powerful new features, Mail helps you stay in touch with people in more engaging ways — all from your iOS device. Use the Markup feature to add drawings, comments, or a signature to photos and documents. And easily attach files right from your iCloud Drive. View App

Hardware

Elevation night stand The Elevation Lab NightStand securely holds your Apple Watch for easy everyday charging. Air suction locks NightStand to your desk or bedside table, so there's no chance of knocking it over. Put your Apple Watch into Night Stand mode and when it is in the dock it will show the time whenever you need it. View Information
Wireless bone conductor earphones Thanks to wireless bone-conduction technology, the AfterShokz Bluez 2 Headphones let you enjoy your music without tuning out from the world around you. Using AfterShokz's OpenFit design, the headphones guide mini vibrations through your cheekbones to your inner ears, delivering sound without plugging or covering your ears. The only stereo headphones to offer a completely open ear design will allow you to enjoy music and take phone calls without tuning out the world. Great for individuals with vision impairment using VoiceOver or speak screen technology. Fantastic for anyone running with headphones and wanting to listen to music but be aware of your surroundings. View Information
iGrill Keep a close watch on the temperature progression of your meat right from the your iPhone and receive an alert when your food is ready to enjoy. Great for individuals with vision impairment to tell when meat is cooked. Handy for individuals with intellectual impairment to use as a reference on temperature of the frying pan/ timing around removing food from heat. View Information
AirPlay Speakers x 1 The Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Home Speaker System combines a stylish appearance with superb sound. Featuring six 1.5 inch high- and mid-range drivers and a 4.5 inch subwoofer, the speaker system delivers 360-degree sound. Designed to meet all your audio needs, Aura boasts built-in Bluetooth technology to stream audio from your Bluetooth devices, WiFi for Apple AirPlay and DLNA streaming on your home network. View Information
Wifi Scale Withings' Wireless Scale is the next-generation Internet-connected scale. Instant high-accuracy weighing. Wireless Scale secretly calibrates while you're away so that it accurately and immediately displays your weight as soon as you step on. If you're striving to lose weight and every little weight variation makes a big difference to you, you'll appreciate that Wireless Scale comes with Withings' Position Control technology, which helps properly position your body for high-accuracy weighing. Also be sure to know where you stand thanks to the complementary BMI (Body Mass Index) reading the scale provides. Hassle-free set up and upload. Thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity, Wireless Scale is super easy to set up within just a few minutes on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Your Wi-Fi network configuration is shared with the scale in just one tap from Withings iOS app. After each weighing, the scale automatically uploads and syncs your weight data using its Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity. You'll enjoy the long range of Wi-Fi to weigh from anywhere in your home and the convenience of Bluetooth for on-the–go usage. Great for people with vision impairment, once the detail is on your iPhone, easily invert colours or Speak Screen to hear your weight. View Information
Blood Pressure Cuff Revolutionary in both its function and design, the Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor simplifies the daily measurement and tracking of your blood pressure-automatically displaying your measurements and saving it for easy tracking and evaluation over time. With new measurement sharing options, it becomes the ideal solution for accurate BP monitoring at home. Measurement is instantaneous and done with a gesture. Just plug directly into your iOS device and the application is launched automatically, and with a single press it takes your measurements. There's no need to write down your results or calculate your averages, since the Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor does it all for you. The free Withings application automatically generates graphs, which makes trend detection easier, and the secured sharing option allows you to automatically share measurements. View Information
Parrot Flower Power Plant Health Sensor Give your plant the best chance in life with this Flower Power plant sensor, which reads your plant's environment and communicates its needs straight to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using the free Flower Power app. Planted close to a plant, either in the ground or a pot, Flower Power measures attributes that are key to a plant's health, including soil moisture, fertiliser, ambient temperature and light intensity. To-do list helps you pre-empt your plant's needs. Notifications of plant health are sent directly to your iOS device. Great for individuals with vision impairment that may not know the plant’s health is failing. Handy for individuals with Intellectual impairment as it will assist with prompts to water and care for the plant. View Information
Withings Home HD Video Camera The Withings Home is an elegant HD video camera with two-way audio that can be used as a surveillance camera or baby video monitor. Featuring environmental sensors, the camera lets you access your home from anywhere with the iOS Home Monitor app, available for free download from the App Store. Great for carers of individuals with intellectual or physical impairment in being able to check in and monitor if support may be required. Potential to assist with creating opportunities for greater levels of independence with remote support. View Information
Philips Hue Create your personal wireless lighting environment with the Philips Hue connected bulbs and wireless bridge. And control it all with your iPhone or iPad from wherever you are. You can connect up to 50 Hue light bulbs to a single system, while using as much as 80% less energy than traditional bulbs. Can be used as part of the Home Kit system and use Siri to turn on and off, move to preset lighting options or integrate with workflow apps to do activity at certain times. Great for physical impairment on ease of turning on and off and changing settings and individuals with hearing impairment with light colour changing based on notifications from iPhone. Example may be lights flashing blue when a Facebook status post comes through. View Information
Drop Scale (Kitchen) Drop is a Bluetooth-enabled kitchen scale that intuitively guides you step-by-step through finding, making, and sharing delicious dishes with the help of a connected iPad app. You'll be at the top of your baking game thanks to interactive recipes, simple ingredient substitutions, and smart ingredient scaling. Great for individuals with vision impairment on correct measurement of food when cooking. Handy for individuals with intellectual disability that may be following a specific recipe. View Information
Kevo Lock Kwikset's Kevo Bluetooth-enabled deadbolt lock lets you unlock your door wirelessly with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and the Kevo app. You don't even need to take your iOS device out of your pocket or purse; just touch your lock and it recognises you. No more fumbling for keys or memorising codes. Great for individuals with physical, vision or intellectual impairment to access. View Information
Belkin Wemo The Belkin WeMo Switch and the free WeMo app work together to let you turn electronics on or off from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch wherever you are. No matter if it's a lamp, a fan, a heater, curling iron, stereo, you can activate it or put it on a schedule. WeMo uses your home Wi-Fi network, and also operates over mobile Internet—so you can control things even when you're traveling. WeMo is completely modular, allowing you to control as much or as little of your house as you like. Great for individuals with physical, vision or intellectual impairment to access. View Information
Belkin Wemo Light Kit The Belkin WeMo LED Lighting Starter Kit lets you take control of the lighting in your home from anywhere using your iOS device. Access and control your WeMo Smart LED lightbulbs using your existing home Wi-Fi network and mobile internet. Turn lights off and on, dim them, create custom schedules and control your lights individually or as a group. Great for individuals with physical, vision or intellectual impairment to access. View Information
Demo Switch and Motion Belkin’s WeMo Switch + Motion work together to let you use motion to turn almost anything in your home on or off. A heater, a lamp, your stereo, you name it—if you can plug it in, you can control it with WeMo Switch + Motion. WeMo works on on any iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad running iOS 5 or later. With the free WeMo app, you tell WeMo Switch + Motion what to do when motion is sensed. With multiple WeMo Switches, you can control as much or as little of your home as you like. Great for individuals with physical, vision or intellectual impairment to access. View Information
Beats Pill The Beats Pill speaker is lightweight enough to take along and set up anywhere. It’s also small enough to fit in whatever bag or luggage you’re carrying out the door. So you’ll always have high-quality sound wherever you are. Wireless speakers can be used throughout the house and you can easily choose where you want to share sound to, without wires to trip over. Excellent to listen to audiobooks through, or enhance sound from iPhone, iPad or Mac. View Information
Beats solo 2 A complete update of Beats' most popular model, the Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 headphones offer improved acoustics, a wider range of sound and enhanced clarity for all the music on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. They also deliver even greater comfort thanks to a streamlined, lightweight and durable design. View Information
Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless In-Ear The Active Collection’s Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones give you the freedom to take your run or workout anywhere in style with your iPhone or iPod. View Information
AbleNet Switch Switch Control is the internal switch interface to access Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with switching capability. Inputs can be the screen/ space bar (on Mac) as a single switch with auto scanning. Or on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch the camera can also be used as a switch interface with a head motion. There is also the ability to add third party bluetooth switches. AbleNet Switches come in a variety of sizes, shapes and interfaces with the ability to have up to 5 different switches to contour a single device. AbleNet switches are used in each room of house as part of Physical access workflows. View Information
Skoog Music Skoog creates the opportunity for accessible music creation with a lovely interactive tool. Inclusive to all to create and enjoy music. View Information
Double Robot Double enables a revolutionary new level of interaction with your remote team.Traditional videoconferencing is arguably the most important tool used by telecommuters in the workplace today. However, remote workers know how difficult it can be to schedule a call or ask someone to set up a laptop for video chat. Having your own Double in the office means you can be free to roam around anywhere without having to schedule a meeting. Double takes everything you love about video calls on an iPad and puts that on a mobile base that puts the remote worker in control. Your Double is always on, ready to take you anywhere you need to go. Employers can rest assured that their remote employees never miss out on important conversations around the workplace. View Information
Cochlear BAHA 5 The Baha system uses the body’s natural ability to conduct sound through bone conduction, and has the potential to make an immediate and positive impact on how well you hear and communicate. Made for iPhone - Baha 5 from Cochlear Pty Ltd. Coupled with the Baha 5 Smart App, it lets you personalise your hearing experience. You can quickly and easily change program, start streaming or adjust the volume, treble and bass on your sound processor. Link custom settings to your favourite locations with a touch of a button and even get help finding your sound processor if you misplace it! View Information
Apple iMac The idea behind iMac has never wavered: to craft the ultimate desktop experience. The best display, paired with high-performance processors, graphics, and storage — all within an incredibly thin, seamless enclosure. OS X is the operating system that powers every Mac. Built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation, it’s engineered to take full advantage of what the hardware is capable of. It’s designed to be as easy to use as it is beautiful to look at. And it enables your Mac and iOS devices to work wonderfully together. With every new Mac, you get a collection of powerful productivity and creativity apps: Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Photos, iMovie, and GarageBand. And you get more great apps for the things you do every day: surf the web, make video calls, send messages, get driving directions, manage your contacts, access your email, and more. If you already use an iPhone or iPad, they’ll feel instantly familiar. Because they’re native apps — not web apps in a browser — they also take full advantage of the power of your Mac to deliver the fastest possible performance. And with the Mac App Store built in, it’s easy to find even more great apps. View Information
Apple MacBook Pro A groundbreaking Retina display. A new force-sensing trackpad. All-flash architecture. Powerful dual-core and quad-core Intel processors. Together, these features take the notebook to a new level of performance. And they will do the same for you in everything you create. OS X is the operating system that powers every Mac. Built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation, it’s engineered to take full advantage of what the hardware is capable of. It’s designed to be as easy to use as it is beautiful to look at. And it enables your Mac and iOS devices to work wonderfully together. With every new Mac, you get a collection of powerful productivity and creativity apps: Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Photos, iMovie, and GarageBand. And you get more great apps for the things you do every day: surf the web, make video calls, send messages, get driving directions, manage your contacts, access your email, and more. If you already use an iPhone or iPad, they’ll feel instantly familiar. Because they’re native apps — not web apps in a browser — they also take full advantage of the power of your Mac to deliver the fastest possible performance. And with the Mac App Store built in, it’s easy to find even more great apps. View Information
iPhone 6s Every iPhone made — was built on the same belief. That a phone should be more than a collection of features. That, above all, a phone should be absolutely simple, beautiful, and magical to use. It should have hardware and software that were designed to work with each other. And enhance each other. Also amazing? The fact that there are over a million and a half capable, beautiful, inspiring apps on the App Store. Security is serious. It’s why we invented Touch ID. A painstakingly engineered sensor that lets you unlock your phone with just your fingerprint. iPhone comes with incredible assistive tools and features built right in. Like VoiceOver, which lets you tap to hear what’s on your screen, even if you can’t see it. And Switch Control, a way to navigate your phone using switches instead of tapping, dragging, or swiping. And there’s also mono audio, which helps you hear it all by playing stereo recordings in mono in both ears of your headphones. And even Invert Colors, which increases the contrast on your screen, making it easier to read. And that’s not even everything. To us, technology like this isn’t additional. It’s essential. View Information
iPad iPad - So capable, you won’t want to put it down. So thin and light, you won’t have to. iPad is everything you need it to be, communication tool, instructional content, media and entertainment, diary, calendar and more. View Information
Apple Watch Receive and respond to notifications in an instant. Track your daily activity. Control your music using only your voice. Start a workout just like that. With Apple Watch, important information and essential features are always just a raise of the wrist away. View Information
Apple TV TV is a major part of our lives. We gather together around our big screens to watch big shows and big events. Apps are the future of television. Netflix, Stan, tenplay, iTunes — apps are quickly becoming how we watch today. With a new operating system called tvOS, there are innovative ways to connect with your screen and a smart use of Siri to search for something to watch. View Information