Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby

A Touching Situation

If you've noticed that I haven't posted much, you'd be right. If you want something to blame, for once, you don't have to blame the pain. No, instead, I'm busy playing, learning and occasionally uttering a choice word or two. I've been making jewelry, dancing as my body allows and playing with my new toy. I decided to but the apple, er, I mean bullet and get an iPod Touch. I have to say that the experience I've had with the product and the service I received far surpasses other experiences with mainstream products.

First of all, it's important to know that the iPod Touch's third generation is accessible. It runs Voice Over and this can be enabled either by someone sighted (mine was enabled at the Apple Store), or by a blind user using iTunes. This is huge, because if you're smart enough to read this blog, I think you have enough computer knowledge to deal with enabling Voice Over. The advantage to going to the Apple Store is you can learn how to use the product and get help. I visited once before the time when we made the purchase. This is one case where i'm glad to have the Apple After Care Plan, which means that I have even more access to technical support.

What impresses me the most is that I can get the support I need from a mainstream company. I know that in the past, Apple hasn't been the most accessible, but now they've definitely made a huge leap forward, in my opinion.

I'm currently learning to work with this product and am hoping to be able to blog on the topic more. I'd also like to create an E-Book about my experience with the Touch. Next time, I'll talk about the resources which are helping me and thank those who have been there answering my many questions. For now, here's
Apple's Description of accessibility features on the iPod Touch
Tags: accessibility, apple, ipod touch, technology related

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