The accessibility feature set includes UI zoom, speech recognition (commands), screen reader and speech UI. The device also includes a 3 megapixel camera with broad light sensitivity and autofocus including macro focus. The iTouch 3GS, due out in the fall, will have similar features.
This suggests several applications for persons with disabilities:
- Magnify text and other sources: This is trivial. The iPhone 3GS will be fun for macro microscopy, but it will also be a very practical text magnifier.
- Read text: The iPhone 3GS has sufficient resolving power to turn text images to text, and it can read the results.
The iPhone 3GS is a very interesting platform for delivering solutions to persons with a range of sensory and cognitive disabilities.