Before I start, I want to tell you that since it is the MLB off-season (boo!), we are probably not going to blog much about baseball. Instead, we will focus on other accessibility news. We will return to blogging about baseball near the start of next season.
Since it went on sale earlier this year, the iPad has become very popular. Apple said it sold 500,000 iPads during the first week it was on sale!
The iPad is very cool, especially since it is disability friendly and is a useful therapeutic tool. For example, 7-year old Owen Cain depends on a respirator and has a difficult time making any movements. He can’t operate a computer mouse and has used several computerized contraptions to try to help him, but none had worked before he got an iPad. Because it has a touch screen, he can barely touch an application and it will open up. For more on Owen’s story, click here.
But, like all things, the iPad is not perfect. One person who has cerebral palsy says, “When ‘flipping’ screens, sometimes I flip more than one screen.” A person may open an application that they didn’t mean to. The iPad is expensive, but it is cheaper than a regular computer.
Still, I would recommend people, especially people with disabilities, to consider getting an iPad. For many people with disabilities, the iPad would make life much easier.
For more on the iPad, click here.
Written by: Sam Graves