[BCAB] Review of tablets for Blind Users

Jackie Brown thebrownsplace at btinternet.com
Tue May 27 14:36:54 BST 2014

Hi David

I look forward to reading your observations, and thank you for providing the
link to this interesting topic.

I have an iPad Mini and a Nexus 7 tablet, and I have to admit that I find
the iPad Mini easier to navigate for whatever reason.  I find the various
Home screens on the Nexus rather confusing, whereas the iPad layout is
easier to grasp in my mind somehow.

I hope that makes sense to whoever reads this.

Kind regards,

Jackie Brown
Twitter: @thebrownsplace
Skype: Thejackmate

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
Sent: 27 May 2014 13:26
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: [BCAB] Review of tablets for Blind Users

As I have taken the plunge and purchased  a Nexus 7 tablet I have been
researching usability on the test.

I was interested to find the following page which tested blind users with
iPad, Nexus and Windows tablet.

They conclude that the iPad is still the clear winner in ease of access for
blind users with Nexus second  and Windows trailing.

I will feedback my  own conclusions over the next few weeks. I know that
Android will be a learning curve so am bracing myself for that. I am hoping
though it will be worth it for the more open architecture. I have found that
for example the Sendspace app is apparently a fully accessible and available
option for the Nexus whilst on iOS it seems I have to jailbreak my iPhone to
get similar functionality.

Anyway the review to the research is 

David Griffith

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