Reviewing Apple’s newly revamped iPod line got me thinking about how much the iPod has changed since Apple introduced its first portable music player seven years ago. But one area that hasn’t changed all that much has been accessibility—features that help vision-impaired users, for example, get the most out of their iPod.
I should say that accessibility hasn’t changed much until now—the new version of iTunes 8 significantly improves its accessibility features, and similar improvements also find their way into the iPod nano. In this Macworld video, I demonstrate the accessibility features of the fourth-generation iPod nano, and talk about their limitations, as well.
Macworld Video #68
- Format: MPEG-4/H.264
- Resolution: 320 x 240 (iPhone & iPod compatible)
- Size: 11.3MB
- Length: 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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You can read my full review of the new iPod nano at Macworld.com. My colleague Christopher Breen reviewed Apple’s other new iPods including the second-generation iPod touch and the 120GB iPod classic.
If you’re interested in accessibility, Chris took a look at the Universal Access features in Leopard back when they were first previewed in 2006. And Apple now outlines the company’s latest accessibility efforts in a dedicated area of the Apple Web site.
This episode of the Macworld Video is sponsored by Tenba, makers of the Air Case, body armor for your Apple computers.