[OT] What's an iPad?
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 08:10:06 EDT 2010
On 12/04/2010 14:39, Thomas McGrath III wrote:
> I guess I should have said portable. That would be funny watching my friend in her wheelchair dragging around an old Mac trying to talk to people at the local cafe shop. ;-)
wouldn't go too badly with the wheelchair; as your friend is a lady she
might enjoy having a
If, for the sake of argument; your friend were semi-quadreplegic and had
some motor-control problems with
her hands/fingers she might be rather well-off if she could connect some
sort of pointing device to her speech-machine
(joystick, big trackball ?); and I don't know whether you can do that
with an iPad.
About 30 years ago I did a volunteer spot (between school and Uni') in a
residential home for
disabled people and, there, I came across something called a Possum.
http://www.possum.co.uk/ I remember a screen of some sort with letter
icons on it (the first time I saw any sort of GUI)
and some sort of Rebus system for communication.
There was one chap there who was 90% paralysed
and used a chin-switch (very effectively - a wonderful bloke, full of
joy and good humour; very humbling):
I see that the iPad has a USB2 connexion - but whether the iPhone OS
will recognise pointing devices (seems unlikely) . . . ?
I don't know whether Wireless or Bluetooth Joysticks exist.
And on that note, perhaps I should point out that I have been wondering
for quite some time how well
RunRev would interact with a USB foot-pedal.
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