Apple iPad Helps Businesses Meet Needs of Disabled EmployeesBy Bradley, Tony; PC World,
Publication Date: March 29, 2010
Article discusses the use of the Apple iPad as a tool in the workplace for people with disabilities. Employers, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), are obligated to accommodate employees with disabilities in the workplace. The iPad, released on the market in the first week of April 2010, could be a cost-effective and capable tool for disabled employees. The single button hardware makes iPad suitable for sight impaired users, and the intuitive multi-touch interface could serve as a replacement for more expensive alternatives. Used with the Proloquo2Go app, the iPad functions as an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device for employees with communication disabilities and, as such, offers an inexpensive alternative to traditional portable AAC devices, which can cost as much as 10,000 dollars.
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