What's in store?
Apple's App Store has over 420,000 software applications to download. The applications are for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. There are a lot of great applications for people with a disability. But it can be hard to find them. One of the best I have found is Proloquo2go. It is a tool for people who have difficulty speaking. Good free applications for fitness and health include Physiotherapy Exercises and RaceYourWorld. I also like Draw for iPad. It lets you draw pictures and play games.
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Posted by: Karen Peatt, on 14/09/11
I have always enjoyed taking photos. I take a lot of personal photos. I am a wheelchair user. It is sometimes hard to get close enough to what I want to photograph. I have been looking at cameras with bigger zoom lenses. I finally decided to get a Nikon Coolpix P100. It has a 26 times optical zoom lens. I bought it on the internet. It was a cheap price and I got good service. I am very happy with the camera. I will not miss out on much now.
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Posted by: Maureen Corrigan, on 07/06/11
When gadgets break down
People with a disability often rely on various gadgets. The gadgets can help keep us active. But what happens when they break down? It can be particularly hard when you are out somewhere on your own. Break downs can lead to unexpected adventures. I recently needed to be rescued by some firemen. My wheelchair had got stuck in the air. Later that day I got stuck again. I was in the middle of the road. My dress got tangled up in my chair's wheels. A man helped untie the knots. He also stopped the traffic.
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Posted by: Janice Florence, on 31/01/11
An open letter to Apple
It would be great if more products were accessible to people with a disability. I think technology could make people's lives easier. I have written a fun letter to the boss of Apple. I thought Apple could start making new products for people with a disability. I also have come up with some ideas for things like wheelchairs, walking sticks and guide dogs.
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Posted by: Gary Barling, on 14/09/10
The e-book revolution
Electronic books (e-books) are changing the way we read. E-books can be read on computers, phones and dedicated e-readers. They are usually cheaper to buy than paper-based books. You also don't need to go to a shop or library. E-books can be very good for people with vision impairment. You can usually make the text bigger. Stories can also be read out aloud to you. There are already hundreds of thousands of e-books available.
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Posted by: Graham Clements, on 26/07/10