Tablet technology adapted for the blind

We’ve already seen countless examples of how technology, particularly cheaper hybrids like tablets, have helped healthcare and business for the under-resourced developing world.  Now there’s much promise for visually-impaired people to unlock the assistance of the world of technology that was previously unavailable to them. Bloomberg Business Week recently covered a story detailing intensive iPad training for teaching blind students, undertaken by a …

Review: The world’s cheapest tablet – the Aakash

While most competitors in the tablet market are falling all over each other to become the next ‘iPad killer’, the Indian Aakash tablet is taking a different approach. According to Gearburn, the device already has  over 300 000 pre-launch bookings for its commercial version – which goes on sale in December 2011. Why? Well, the Aakash tablet (also known …