Thursday, March 1, 2012

iPod Touch Accessiblility

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Accessibility for persons with handicapping conditions have been limited and expensive. Most accessible tools could do one or just several things. This required buying expensive devices or software to achieve accessibility.  Often accessibility was not portable. So when away from the accessible device accessibility was no longer available. I am legally blind and have dyslexia.  The iPod Touch and iPhone are very portable and offer over 50 accessibility features to me at little or low cost other than the price of the iPod Touch or iPhone.  Note the iPod Touch often requires a WiFi connection. In this list I repeat the term accessibility. This is to emphasize that with out my iDevices these things are not accessible to me.

1.    iTunes Music Store  -- accessible music store
2.    iPod music player -- accessible music collection
3.    Rhapsody music streaming -- accessible music library
4.    App Store -- accessible software store
5.    iBook Store-- accessible book store
6.    iBooks ebooks -- accessible large print books
7.    iBooks reads to me -- books I buy are accessible books
8.    iPod reads Internet  news -- accessible newspaper
9.    Bookshare -- accessible library with accessible books
10.         Wikipedia app -- accessible encyclopedia
11.         Audible & Audio book apps -- accessible audio book collections
12.         Bible --,accessible searchable audio Bibles
13.         Calendar -- accessible day planner
14.         Shared calendars -- accessible shared calendars to know what others are doing
15.         Talking clock -- accessible talking clock radio
16.         Stop watch -- accessible stop watch
17.         Count down timer -- accessible count down timer
18.         email -- accessible email
19.         Free Texting -- accessible texting
20.         Dragon Dictate app -- speech recognition messaging
21.         Free VOIP phone -- accessible phone and contacts
22.         Contacts -- accessible address book
23.         Camera -- portable accessible camera
24.         Video camera -- potable accessible video camera
25.         iPhoto -- accessible photo library
26.         Photo apps -- accessible photo editing
27.         Maps -- accessible maps and trip planning
28.         Maps -- accessible street view
29.         Safari -- accessible Internet surfing
30.         Google search -- accessible yellow pages
31.         Weather apps -- accessible weather about where my friends live and around the world.
32.         Radio apps  -- accessible radio stations
33.         iBlink Podcast app -- access to other blind people
34.         Podcast apps -- access to technology presentations
35.         Calculator -- portable talking calculator
36.         To do list  -- accessible / editable to do list
37.         Amazon & on line shopping -- accessible shopping
38.         Bus schedule -- accessible local bus schedule
39.         Moon app -- access to seeing the moon
40.         Games --  accessible games to play with my grandson
41.         YouTube app -- accessibility to share YouTube with my grandson
42.         TV Remote app -- accessible to TV remote and DVR
43.         MSU Spartans app -- accessibility to Spartan games
44.         AAC apps -- accessible and affordable AAC

An iPhone brings additional accessibility
1.    iPhone GPS.-- mobility turn by turn auditory walking guidance
2.    GPS Magellan Maps -- know where I am on a trip
3.    LookAround -- learn what is around me and how to get there
4.    Car Finder -- locate the car
5.    Bus Finder -- locate the bus
6.    Google search -- directory assistance with assisted dialing
7.    ZoomReader -- portable magnifier/reader
8.    Prizmo -- portable scanner/reader

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