Ibrahim Gucukoglu ibrahim_gucukoglu at sent.com
Wed Apr 13 12:17:21 BST 2011

Hi Ian.

Well, for my part, I just view the IPad as a bigger IPod but with a 3G modem 
if you go for the model with 3G onboard.  I can imagine how it could be 
useful for a parcially sighted person because of the considerably bigger 
screen, but I am an IPhone user and totally blind with it, so I wouldn't 
find any benifit what so ever in owning one, I'd just find myself lugging 
round a big flat touchscreen which is functionally identicle to its baby 
brothers the IPod touch and to a slightly lesser extent the IPhone.

All the best, Ibrahim.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Ian Macrae
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 11:59 AM
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: [BCAB] iPAD

Since coming back on to this list, and given the apparent popularity of 
Apple products with many members following the general availability of 
Voiceover, I'm interested to note that there's not been any discussion of 

As I'm shortly to be sent one for review purposes, I'd be interested in 
hearing people's general comments on why you might go for one or why not, 
whether it's worth getting one if you already have an iPhone, Mac computer 
or combo of both, and what it might be particularly useful for from a 
blind/PS perspective.

Ian Macrae
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