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Does this help
You could get a stylus if you're able to hold one, some are designed for a capacitive screen.
And the iPad has a dock for a physical keyboard.
Although those aren't bad ideas, I would have portability issues with them like anyone else.
I don't know
I don't know. I suspect capacitive technology relies on the higher conductivity in fingertips.
It is harder with a knucle for sure.
Pinch and zoom are out of the question with a a single digit though so I can see your point.
What about regular computers? What kind of interfaces do you find works best with them?
Well, I've had a small fleet of Dell laptops over the years...
so touch pads are good then.
Yes, good enough
So why does Apple ignore people like me?
One time someone asked that
And I had to ask if they were a customer. They said no and in doing so found their answer.
Companies tend to ignore all unless there is some money involved.
Isn't that a Catch-22?
Point taken, but who can afford to buy things that they are unable to use? I have a capitalist's soul, but it did take a Class Action suit to get Microsoft to notice the Disabled. Now, free market forces are keeping me firmly in the Microsoft camp. Perhaps, it's Apple's turn.
I hear you.
There has been some losses here in the USA so for now, vote with your wallet. Vote with your letters to your congress and so on.
It is just sad that disabled people are so underrepresented.
I was wondering about this...
What are some successful (or, least objectionable) input devices/methods that have addressed your disability? And...is there a tech product/service company that focuses on this market?
It's funny how touchpads like me just fine. I'm unaware of anyone looking into the matter. Of course, in the interest of full disclosure, I have a full laptop with EVDO mounted on my wheelchair. About the only way Jobs could tempt me is with live sex on stage!
I was listening to the latest Gadgettes podcast...
...and there's a certain brand of mini-sausage that they use in Korea when cold weather makes fingers ineffective for using touch pads. A trip to the local deli might be in order.
It's a thought
That story was also on a recent BOL, and I started to joke about it. My understanding is that only a couple types of sausage work, and I don't see disabled people carrying cold-cuts around just to use their idevices.
Apple and Disabled People
I think that the iPad might do the same thing that the iPod touch and the iPhone.
Thanks, I appreciate the thought. However, that page shows how you can make a glove co-exist with a capacitive screen. I think that just further demonstrates Apple's lack of concern about actual needs. Do Apple users never use their devices in cold weather? I certainly do. (And yes, I know there are "Apple-friendly" gloves, but that begs the point.)
In my case, a glove would not help. The issue for me is that capacitive screens only work with your fingertips, and I cannot hold a fingertip steady.
Apple Ipad and the disabled.
I hope the glove works. IF it does then that will be a faster found solution than many for the disabled in the past.
A sign perhaps of the progress of society on disabled issues perhaps. Though of small solace to you in your situation.
I'm afraid you misunderstood the web page you referred to, because that's a solution for people who wear gloves. It doesn't really bear on any disability.
I suppose that, if I really wanted an iPad, I would have to strap a little piece of metal over my knuckle.