[Athen] And more information about the iPad...

Shelley Haven ShelleyHaven at techpotential.net
Fri Mar 12 11:24:31 PST 2010

> "Also on the books front, it was clarified today that the iPad can

> indeed use VoiceOver screen-reading for reading pages of books out

> loud..."

I wrote an e-mail to Steve Jobs a few days ago asking precisely this
question -- I'd like to believe this clarification was in response to
that. (Well, I can dream, can't I? ;-)

Shelley Haven ATP, RET
Assistive Technology Consultant

On Mar 12, 2010, at 11:09 AM, Sean J Keegan wrote:

> While I do believe that it will require a test-drive to determine

> what accessibility features and functionality are truly present on

> the iPad, there is additional information being released about

> iBooks and VoiceOver.


> Short URL:

> http://tinyurl.com/yhk2r97


> Full URL:

> http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/12/ipad-mute-switch-magicked-into-a-screen-rotation-lock-overnigh/


> From the article at Engadget:


> "In other news, it's been confirmed that iBooks will be able to sync

> free (non-DRM'd) ePub titles in from iTunes, which is good news for

> people who want to use an existing ePub stash of theirs with Apple's

> fancy page-flipping interface. Also on the books front, it was

> clarified today that the iPad can indeed use VoiceOver screen-

> reading for reading pages of books out loud -- we knew the screen

> reading tech was on the iPad, but now it sounds as if it will be

> more directly integrated into iBooks."



> Take care,

> Sean


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