One may plainly say that Apple’s new iPad is an assistive technology device. Like the iPhone, it includes many accessibility features such as:
- screen zoom
- white-on-black display
- mono audio
- closed-captioned content
But as pointed out in the article Accessibility and the iPad: First Impressions, it additionally has the following helpful features:
- Large size (for visually impairments)
- External Keyboard (for mobile impairments)
- Speakers (for visually impairments)
- Simple Interface (for cognitive impairments)
Although I feel that the iPad is certainly better than Amazons’ Kindle, I believe that the iPad will not “kill” the Kindle, mostly because of the price difference. The iPad is much more expensive ranging from $499 to $699 while the Kindle is $259. For more on this, check out Apple Tablet Could Be A Kindle Killer.
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