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iPad Accessibility Options
Options are available for users who are unable to independently use the touchscreen of the iPad. Many ideas are given by Therese Wilkomm, Director of ATinNH, and can be viewed from this link:
iPAD 201 Awesome Accessories, Adaptations, and Resources
- Capacitive touch screens distinguish and sense specific touch location based on the electrical impulses in a human body, typically the fingertip. This enables capacitive touchscreens to not require any actual force to be applied to the screen’s surface; at the same time, capacitive screens typically don’t respond to styluses or gloved hands due to the lack of electrical impulses generated. If the user understands the concept of touching specific areas onscreen, but do not have the ability to isolate a finger to point, use a glove with a finger cut out. In this way, the other part of the hand will not activate the touchscreen even if it rests upon it. The touchscreen requires the electrical connection from skin.
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