Natural user interfaces are making computing easier for all ages and abilities
The widespread adoption of mobile computing is a good thing for librarians who care about access for all. That’s because mobile devices make use of “natural user interfaces,” and those interfaces are making computing easier for people of all ages and abilities.
Have you heard the many stories of success that people with disabilities are having with mobile apps? Here’s an example.
Todd is a successful businessman, entrepreneur, and public speaker. An accident at age eight caused a spinal cord injury that left him as a C4 quadriplegic. (more…)
There are many possibilities for using apps in creative ways in libraries. In my online course, “The Book as iPad App,” one of the assignments is to participate in a virtual brainstorming activity about this topic.
Librarians in my course are from school, academic, and public libraries, and this list is based on the many creative ideas they came up with. Since this course was focused on interactive book apps, the ideas are mostly about those. Feel free to imagine using these ideas for all types of apps.
The list is grouped into these categories: (more…)
The contest begins on Monday, March 23 and lasts for a month. On April 22 Goodreads will randomly pick 10 entries from all who entered and send me your name and address so I can mail you your free copy. (USA & Canada only)
They don’t have giveaways for ebooks yet, so this is for a print copy. (list price: $45)
It’s not required to review the book, but if you’re a winner Goodreads will encourage it, and I would appreciate your ratings and reviews!
Enter here (or use the button above) — between March 23 and April 22.
I’ve got an article in American Libraries encouraging librarians to write app reviews. Take a look at Writing App Reviews and learn why librarians are a great fit for becoming app experts for their community.