Those of you who have followed me will know that I am A Mac!
This came about long before the iPhone, long before even the iPod. This came from the days (way back when) a Mac was used for all things design and a PC was used for all things administrative.
Being that my Honours Degree is in Design Studies and a large part of that was graphic design, I got through university with a G4 (the most powerful Mac of its time)
The whole idea of an iPhone scared me, how could a visually impaired person use a phone without a keypad? It was only once Nokia decided to remove Nuanse Talks from its new phones that I was forced towards the iPhone…… And I got on with it very easily, very easily indeed.
So, when my partner at the time had a bit of a payout, he bought me an iPad. I loved it, it was fantastic and for the past few years with a wireless keyboard I have used this more than my MacBook Pro.
So, it wouldn’t surprise you that I took it into the garden to do some work. Only to drop it!
It hit the patio with a thump and the screen broke….. I cried….. I screamed at myself….. And then I began to panic, thankfully everything on my iPad was backed up to iCloud, but how would I be able to buy a new one? How would I manage without it?
Then, thankfully, I remembered that it was one of the items I had specified on my home insurance. So, a relitively painless phone call later, the call handler informed me that it was indeed covered on my insurance and for the price of my excess, I would receive a new iPad Air within 7-10 working days!
That was the longest 2 weeks of my life, although the newer versions of iPad do not have the same weight to them of the older versions….. So am trying to get so used to how light it feels !!
Since it arrived though, I have turned on the voiceover and apart from when the kids are using it for ‘bug club’ or ‘mathletics’ EVERYTHING I do on is accessible and audio based.