Apple’s iPhone is a great tool for the blind

by CynthiaYockey on September 18, 2010

I just came across this from a link in one of the scrolling tweets on Twitter’s front page — the end of the post is especially uplifting:

Last Wednesday, my life changed forever. I got an iPhone. I consider it the greatest thing to happen to the blind for a very long time, possibly ever. It offers unparalleled access to properly made applications, and changed my life in twenty-four hours. The iPhone only has one thing holding it back: iTunes. Nevertheless, I have fallen in love.

Note to Apple:

  1. iTunes is the devil.
  2. The iPhone 4 is VERY close to inspiring my gizmo lust, but I am holding out for one that works with Verizon and  when you hold it in your hand. Also the money to buy it and pay for the service. Those are my terms.

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Janis September 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I remember hearing one of the big things about the iPhone for blind people in particular is that they can turn off the display. 🙂 Once you do that, the amount of play time you can get out of one battery charge skyrockets. Display technology sucks more power than anything else on just about any personal computing device.

I R A Darth Aggie September 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Buy one of the android phones for the Verizon network. You’ll never look back. Make sure it is v2.2 (Froyo) or better.

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