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Just a Note: I love my Mac. But there are a few things better suited for your iPad and iPhone. GPS comes to mind.
Accessibility programs may well be another. Go to the iOS App Store and do a search.
Apps like LAMP Words For Life, TapTapSee or P3 Mobile just aren't as practical sitting on your desktop.

Accessibility - Mac - Get the scoop on Apple's built-in accessibility software on Mac

Accessibility - Apple - Get the scoop on Apple's built-in accessibility software for all their products

What is AT? - Assistive Technology Industry Association

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Icon Braille Writer 1.0

Braille Writer Pro is the first and only word processor for Grade 1 (uncontracted) and Grade 2 (contracted) Braille for Apple’s Mac Platform The software comes complete with Braille to English translation capability. You can also use this program to type and save UEBC but the translation functionality will not work. If you want to use UEBC, we recommend Braille Writer Student.

– Handles both Grade 1 and Grade 2 (contracted and uncontracted) Braille
– Translates Braille to English
– Reads / Writes .DXB files
– Supports emailing and printing files with and without translation
– Dictionary that supports both Braille and English
Braille Writer Pro was designed to be helpful for sighted people working to learn Braille.
Braille Writer Pro and Student use a standard Apple Keyboard. Please note the keys are configured in the menu item Window | Configuration. If your keyboard does not normally support all 6 keys being pressed at once, you can configure one of the keys to be a shift key (example shift, z,x,b,n,m for the 6 dots).
  • License: Buy, Student $6, Pro $30
  • Developer/Publisher: Ethervision
  • Modification Date: October 18, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 1.6 MB - Student

DownloadMac File Size: 1.6 MB - Pro

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Icon CrossScanner 1.5.8b1

CrossScanner is a universal way to run *any* software by 1 or 2 switch(es). With the switch(es) plugged into my SAM-Trackball, SwitchHopper, Switcheroo, SAM-Cordless, or SAM-Joystick, or any switch interface at all, the user is able to perform mouse moves and clicks, double clicks, drags, operate menu's and even enter text (with optional OnScreen keyboard). The user interface is incredibly intuitive. All operation is supervisor-controllable to fine tune CrossScanner to the needs of the user.
Now has a great feature providing auto-scrolling (including web pages) from the Icon Window.
Also, you can use the right-button/switch-jack of our SAM-Trackball for the switch input, and still have full mouse/left-click control of your computer.
  • License: Demo, $119
  • Developer/Publisher: RJ Cooper & Associates
  • Modification Date: October 26, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 634 Kb

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Icon Dragon Professional 6.0.8

Introducing the all-new Dragon Professional Individual for Mac, v6. With an all-new, next-generation speech engine leveraging Deep Learning technology, enable more accurate dictation and transcription, along with powerful customization and mobility features to drive documentation productivity—wherever work takes you.
  • License: Buy, $300
  • Developer/Publisher: Nuance Communications
  • Modification Date: October 19, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.11.6 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 64.5 MB - 6.0.8 update

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icon Grace 3.1

Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People
The Grace App for Autism helps autistic and other special needs children to communicate effectively, by building semantic sequences from relevant images to form sentences. The app can be easily customized by using picture and photo vocabulary of your choice.
  • License: Buy, $30
  • Developer/Publisher: Steven Troughton-Smith
  • Modification Date: February 14, 2016
  • Requirements: iOS 8.0 or higher

DownloadiOS File Size: 19 MB

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Icon Indigo 7.1.1

Indigo supports hundreds of different smart home devices using popular do-it-yourself automation protocols like Z-Wave, Insteon, and X10, right out of the box. Just select the interface of your choice and start adding devices. Pick the best smart device for the task, without being locked into one protocol. Use in any combination or all at the same time. Indigo integrates them seamlessly. Included with Indigo are also options for obtaining weather data, iCal integration, relay cards, timers, notifications, etc.
  • License: Demo, $250
  • Developer/Publisher: Perceptive Automation, LLC
  • Modification Date: November 7, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7.5 or higher, Indigo Touch for iPhone/iPad

DownloadMac File Size: 27.7 MB

DownloadiOS File Size: 16.8 MB

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icon Infovox iVox 4.4

The most natural sounding Text to Speech voices yet for Mac OS X
With over 100 voices in 31 languages to choose from, including expressive, happy and sad voices, specialty voices and the world’s first real children’s voices, Infovox iVox offers a voice for everyone.
Activate your quality voices! Infovox iVox voices can be downloaded and used free of charge for a 30-day trial period. We encourage you try out as many voices as you like.
First download and install Infovox iVox. Like the voices? Purchase voice credits (one per voice) and permanently activate your voices.
  • License: Demo, $15 per voice
  • Developer/Publisher: Acapela Group/AssistiveWare
  • Modification Date: November 15, 2016
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 80.6 MB

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icon LAMP Words For Life 1.7.2

LAMP Words For Life is a full English vocabulary augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) language app that combines the power of the PRC Unity language system with Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) principles and strategies. LAMP is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles as well as clinical experiences that address the language development and communication needs of children with autism. It provides a consistent motor pattern for words and a systematic way to develop communication skills allowing for unlimited language growth opportunities. More than 20,000 parents, caregivers, teachers, and clinicians have been trained on LAMP™ worldwide and significant gains in communication ability have been witnessed and documented.
LAMP Words for Life is structured to enable early success and allow the client’s vocabulary and communication skills to grow in a way that doesn’t require re-learning along the way. Because this is a pre-programmed vocabulary program, Words for Life doesn’t require extensive customization.
  • License: Buy, $300
  • Developer/Publisher: Prentke Romich Company
  • Modification Date: February 23, 2018
  • Requirements: iOS 8.1 or higher

DownloadiOS File Size: 819.3 MB - for iPad

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Icon PinPoint 3.7.12

Custom pointers for your Mac! Entertaining and useful PinPoint shows you the way to your pointer! Customize your Mac pointer, enhance it, make your pointer visible for all sorts of great situations. For large screen setups, for presentations or tutorials, or just for fun, PinPoint is an inexpensive way to locate your mouse pointer.
  • License: Demo, $5
  • Developer/Publisher: Lagente
  • Modification Date: November 14, 2015
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 1.6 MB - Buy

DownloadMac File Size: 1.3 MB - Demo

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icon P3 Mobile 5.0.4

P3 Mobile – VRS on the go, always on, for everyone!
P3 Mobile is the on-the-go VRS (Video Relay Service) app that makes it easy for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to make and receive VP calls anywhere using a Wi-Fi or a cellular data connection.
P3 Mobile still has all the great features users have come to expect including built-in PurpleMail™, one- and two-line VCO, call history, “smart search” and an easy-to-use interface. It’s the best way to keep in touch with everyone and anyone, anytime and anywhere, and now P3 Mobile has even more!
This P3 Mobile update features Push Notifications to alert you of incoming calls even if your device is asleep or locked—not after the fact but at the moment a call is incoming. And if you do leave your device unattended and miss a call, Push Notifications again actively inform you of any calls you missed or messages that you have waiting in your PurpleMail™ mailbox.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Purple Communications, Inc.
  • Modification Date: February 20, 2018
  • Requirements: iOS 9.0 or higher

DownloadiOS File Size: 60.7 MB

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Icon Simple Mouse Locator 1.1

Stop hunting for your mouse! Computers with multiple high resolution displays present us with the "where is my mouse" problem. Simple Mouse Locator reveals the mouse position via a momentary or permanent locator.

- Momentary mouse locator is a visual effect active up to few seconds. It can be an animated or static ring.
- Permanent mouse locator is a static ring only.
The tool is highly customizable: geometry, transparency, animation speed, hotkeys, mouse gesture, events.
  • License: Buy, $1
  • Developer/Publisher: Code Race
  • Modification Date: October 24, 2015
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.6 MB

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Icon Siri 1.0

Like Siri on your iOS devices, Siri on your Mac is your intelligent personal assistant that helps you multitask and get things done just by asking. For example, while you work on a document, you can ask Siri to send a message to your coworker saying that the document is on the way - without having to stop what you’re doing.
  • License: Comes with your Mac
  • Developer/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: December 6, 2017
  • Requirements: macOS 10.12 or 10.13

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Use your voice to enter text on your Mac
In macOS Sierra, you can ask Siri to “turn on Dictation” for you. Siri isn't the same as Dictation, but you can ask Siri to compose short messages, such as email and text messages.

Icon SmartClick 1.6.2

SmartClick is a cool utility, for the Mac, that permits a person, that can operate a pointing device, like SAM-Joystickor a Tracker or HeadMouse, but cannot click any buttons, to perform all button functions. Using the dwell principle, whereby you 'hover' over something long enough, you can accomplish all the functions on the floating palette (pictured above), within any software.
SmartClick was also designed for those that can only click 1 button or switch.
The SmartClick palette (like an artist's palette) contains buttons for functions. The user simply select their function, and then dwells, or single clicks, over their target. The function turns itself off after use.
Requires: any pointing device; SAM-Joystick works great; HeadMouse or Tracker compatible also.
  • License: Demo, $109
  • Developer/Publisher: RJ Cooper & Associates
  • Modification Date: April 19, 2016
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 460 Kb

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icon TapTapSee 3.1.3

TapTapSee is a mobile camera application designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired iOS users, powered by the CloudSight.ai image recognition API. The app utilizes the device’s camera and VoiceOver functions to photograph objects and identify them out loud for the user.
In TapTapSee, the user double-taps the device’s screen to photograph any two or three dimensional object at any angle, and have it accurately analyzed and defined within seconds. The device’s VoiceOver then speaks the identification audibly to the user.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: CamFind Inc.
  • Modification Date: February 23, 2018
  • Requirements: iOS 8.0 or higher

DownloadiOS File Size: 9.4 MB

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Icon TypeIt4Me 6.0.3

Anytime you enter text in your Mac by typing it at the keyboard, TypeIt4Me can help you do it faster and more accurately. First you define a number of abbreviations and the full text entries that they represent, then you watch the Mac expand them on the fly even as you continue typing!
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Developer/Publisher: Riccardo Ettore
  • Modification Date: February 5, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 18.6 MB

DownloadiOS File Size: 62.9 MB

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