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“Assistive Technology Puts Creativity Within Reach”

Apple News - 0 sec ago
“Christopher Hills, 18, is quadriplegic, born with athetoid cerebral palsy, which severely limits his ability to control muscle function and speech”, writes Katie Cincotta for The Age. “His brain works fine but to use a computer he relies on his neck muscles to operate a switch control… Apple recently built Switch Control directly into OS X, which Hills says is a huge benefit. To his parents’ surprise, Hills has become so masterful on his Mac that he’s qualified as an Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro X, software recently used to edit the award-winning Australian feature film Mystery Road. He has similar ambitions to be a visual storyteller and is studying video production online at RMIT”.

Waratahs bid to erase memories of 'one that got away'

ABC Sport - 1 hour 10 min ago

The Waratahs will be looking to erase the pain of past losses in the Super Rugby grand final against the Crusaders.

AFL moves to bring back crowds

ABC Sport - 2 hours 11 min ago

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has moved to firm up league plans to get fans back to the football.

Nauru wins silver as Pacific celebrates weightlifting success

ABC Sport - 2 hours 17 min ago

Nauru has won its first medal in the Commonwealth Games men's weightlifting competition, topping off a successful showing of Pacific athletes in the sport.

Davison tops opening practice in Ipswich

ABC Sport - 2 hours 35 min ago

Mercedes' Will Davison has made a fast start to this weekend's V8 Supercars event in Ipswich, topping the timesheets in opening practice.

Aussie teen van Dijk reaches California surfing quarters

ABC Sport - 3 hours 9 min ago

Australian teenager Nikki van Dijk has secured a surfing quarter-final berth after round four at the US Open in California.

Williams injured at Seahawks training

ABC Sport - 3 hours 13 min ago

Australian NFL player Jesse Williams appears to have sustained a potentially serious leg injury in pre-season training with the Seattle Seahawks.

Muhammad Ali's gloves from fight of the century go to auction

ABC Sport - 3 hours 29 min ago

The gloves that boxing legend Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier, in what became known as the fight of the century, will come up for auction and are expected to fetch more than $US300,000.

Leishman takes early control at Firestone

ABC Sport - 4 hours 36 min ago

Marc Leishman has charged into a one-shot lead in the opening round of the elite WGC event in Ohio.

Luke Wilkshire joins Dutch club Feyenooord

ABC Sport - 4 hours 46 min ago

Socceroo Luke Wilkshire has left Dynamo Moscow for Dutch powerhouse Feyenoord.

Amos wins 800 gold to shock Olympic champion Rudisha

ABC Sport - 5 hours 19 min ago

Botswana's Nijel Amos surged brilliantly to pip Olympic champion David Rudisha to 800m Commonwealth Games gold.

Pearson responds to coach outburst, blitzing 100m hurdles heats

ABC Sport - 6 hours 35 min ago

Sally Pearson put Eric Hollingsworth's outburst behind her as she qualified fastest for the women's 100m hurdles final.

Kelly wins weightlifting bronze

ABC Sport - 7 hours 7 min ago

Defending champion Damon Kelly finished third in the over-105kg weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games.

Wells finishes fourth in 400m hurdles

ABC Sport - 7 hours 22 min ago

Australia's Lauren Wells finished fourth in the women's 400m hurdles as Jamaica dominated with a first and third place finish.

Li Na to sit out US Open with knee injury

ABC Tennis news - 7 hours 38 min ago

World number two Li Na of China announced on Friday that she will miss next month's US Open as she struggles with a knee injury.

Li Na to sit out US Open with knee injury

ABC Sport - 7 hours 38 min ago

World number two Li Na of China announced on Friday that she will miss next month's US Open as she struggles with a knee injury.

England beats Australia to lawn bowls triples gold

ABC Sport - 7 hours 39 min ago

England beat Australia 22-4 in the woman's lawn bowls triples gold-medal play-off in Glasgow.

Ballard wins para-1500m gold, Fearnley gets silver

ABC Sport - 8 hours 43 min ago

Angela Ballard won the para-1500m T54 gold medal while Kurt Fearnley took out silver in the men's event in Glasgow.

Harradine fourth in men's discus

ABC Sport - 9 hours 6 min ago

Australia's Ben Harradine has finished fourth in the men's discus final at the Commonwealth Games.

Kookaburras into Glasgow semi-finals

ABC Sport - 9 hours 22 min ago

The Kookaburras are into the Commonwealth Games semi-finals after beating Scotland 5-0 in their preliminary match.