It is amazing to see an increasing number of ways that iPads are used among adults and children with disability.
- Text-to-speech applications for patients with spinal cord injury to browse the Internet.
- Applications to teach autistic children basic skills such as brushing teeth
Con: Need human fingers to touch screen, touch screen technology can sometimes be too sensitive
Several questions remain to be studied:
- What is the effectiveness of iPad for people with disability?
- What is the efficacy of different design alternatives for different kinds of disabilities?
Here is a link to the full story on the New York Times.
Here is a link to another story on the Wall Street Journal.