Monday, July 04, 2005

iPods, Podcasts, and Accessibility

On Cliopatria, Jonathan Dresner mentions his wife Anna Dresner's new book for the National Braille Press, guiding blind users through the iPod Shuffle. The Shuffle is the only device in the iPod line that doesn't have a menu screen, which is a good start--but there's still the challenge of navigating the iTunes music store, and using iTunes to get your music onto your iPod. Her next project is about podcasting and blind culture--Jonathan explains some of that too, then goes into a concluding paragraph about the general issue of technological lags as experienced by various segments of society.

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