Apple’s mobile products are opening up new opportunities for people who are customarily denied at least some of the chances many of us take for granted.
Researchers are using Apple’s mobile products to run electronic speech generation apps; testing these beside sign language and use of images to comminicate.
It wasn’t so long ago visually-impaired folk were completely locked-out of the technology revolution: now, armed with [an Apple] smartphone they have many more options than before.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.