I really think you or Mom should get an iPad or other tablet. Then you would understand what it’s like to type on one. They are primarily content delivery devices. That is, you mainly use them for reading, watching, or listening to. Typing on one isn’t easy for anyone, and they are very difficult if your dexterity is compromised. Also, these are personal devices so their audio is quite low. Even hearing them a few feet away with good hearing isn’t easy.

All that said, Microsoft’s Surface Pro (not the RT) looks interesting. It will have a detachable REAL keyboard, a USB port to plug in things to improve the audio experience, and it will run REAL Windows (albeit 8). That means not having to spend thousands on software by people in the medical business, although I will have to invest in development tools. In other words, generic tablets have limited ability to help the Disabled, but one with the right features just might be more valuable.


On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Dale Bullock <dalebullock> wrote:


I saw a young man on TV the other day that could not speak but was using an Ipad with a talking icon where he could commicate, I thought you might be interested when you are in bed or in a chair like the other day while your wheelchair was being worked on. I guess you can type in your own messages. I did go to the Ipad talk website—interesting. Not trying to get in your business but thought it might help.


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