[Athen] iPhone accessible to visually impaired users? Maybe...
rmhaven at stanford.edu
Tue Dec 2 17:16:18 PST 2008
Cool! I hope it moves beyond the idea stage. The approach seems
conceptually similar to the VisuAide Maestro, which is essentially a
tactile-button sleeve that slips over a touchscreen PDA, plus
- Shelley Haven
At 3:27 PM -0800 12/2/08, Sean J Keegan wrote:
>Saw this on Engadget.com last night and thought it was interesting.
>Basically, it is a sleeve that fits over the iPhone and has tactile
>buttons for controlling custom iPhone applications. While totally
>conceptual right now and extremely limited in its actual
>functionality (i.e., apps would need to be customized), it would be
>interesting if the basic interface could change by enabling an
>"access mode" such that the tactile sleeve could be functional.
>A similar concept was presented in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager
>for a computer terminal that adapted to a visually impaired crew
>member....not that I ever WATCHED the show.
>Anyway, check out the link for some additional information:
>Associate Director, Assistive Technology
>Office of Accessible Education
>Athen mailing list
>Athen at athenpro.org
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