Assistive Touch on iPad Assists Access to the Touch Screen!

iPhone Stuffs
In the new Apple IOS 5 update for iPad, iPhone, and iTouch, there are many new features, including Assistive Touch, a really innovative accessibility feature that allows physically impaired users to access the multiple finger "tap", "swipe" and "pinch" features (among others) of the touch screen in a more easily accessible way.  This feature doesn't totally solve the access issues of the touch screen for our physically limited little guys, but it is a great start!  Check out the video below for a quick demo of how it works.  To see some of the other adaptive features built into the new IOS 5, check out 20+ New Ways Students With Special Needs Can Use iOS 5 | Edudemic.  I hope that this new feature opens the flood gates at Apple for improve motor accessibility on iDevices.  Would screen sensitivity settings be fabulous? (Hint Hint, Apple!).

1 comment:

  1. Here's a great article on the new accessibility features included in IOS 5 shared by the NFB. http://www.nfb.org/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=864&SnID=837704494

    Enjoy :)