Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Accessibility

Hi all,

I was having some thoughts about the ibook presentation as class was wrapping up, so I thought I'd share them here.
Something kept bugging me throughout the presentation and I think I can finally put my finger on what it is.
For me, ipads feel less like amazing instruments of technological development, and more like inaccessible devices that are designed for and service only those with enough money to be able to participate.
In other words, as a financial aid student myself, I have a hard time seeing ipads and ibooks as anything more than a means of limiting new information and important news articles to a very specific, isolated group of people.
Perhaps it is this discomfort that has caused my hesitancy about creating an ibook and my desire to seek out other options, like Prezi, a website, or a blog.

Does anyone feel similarly/have any thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. Overcoming "privi;ge" is difficult at best; "alternatives" you offer, still seem to require some form of "immersion" into "digital realms" : "Prezi, a website, or a blog"

    --perhaps your ideas shift emphasis, but without excluding "digital" necessities altogether...

    --please think more about this... --and let me know what you determine; please document this journey of thinking...

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