The transformative impact of the iPad and touch devices on those with disabilities is plateauing, and will soon be fading. These devices have seen very little innovation since 2012-2013 with the introduction of the Mini and the Air. They are still excellent devices, but their sales have declined for these reasons.
My point is when I attend Google I/O, the most inspiring and rewarding part of the experience is learning how to think. Google knows how to think about the future. Tesla invents, Apple sells, but Google thinks.
My comments on a Wall Street Journal article turned into a Blob Post. Fundamentally, I believe Apple is on the right track, and eventually we won’t need to carry a phone, because the watch will do it all.
I believe social stories must move from physical to digital, so we can take advantage of the treasure trove of rich media accessible through digital devices. Developing dynamic digital social stories is an essential key to a future with successful inclusion.
The one disappointment I have had since Digital Scribbler launched Quick Talk AAC is the lack of a great social stories app.
The pursuit of kids as customers appears daunting, and there are concerns when it comes to data collection. On the other hand, the desire for a family friendly experience on devices runs strong. This concern over and benefit from technology reflect the ongoing conflict of progress.