Friday, September 5, 2014

Challenges of navigating on an i device


I am truly grateful to Steve Jobs for having had the foresight to develop and market those wonderful i devices. My whole world has opened up so much more but, like anything else, there are challenges to be faced when navigating my i device.

I am much better at it now but it has taken tremendous effort and practice to become comfortable. Flicking left to right and vice versa, flicking up and down, and tapping with various fingers are still somewhat of a challenge to me but getting better with time. I have installed screen protectors on my i devices and there are dots that are placed in strategic positions on the screen to help me navigate my way around.

I sometimes use a Braille Pen device to help me navigate my iPhone and it is quite workable for me but I can also tell you that other Braille devices are not as efficient as the Braille Pen. Some of the Apple keyboards are also a challenge to use with an i device due to the smallness of the keys.

Navigating through various apps can also be a challenge at times, especially so when the apps are not very accessible to a person who is either blind or partially sighted to start with. Things are improving, though, and you can always count on Apple support to help you.

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