[blindkid] apple netbooks

Dr. Denise M Robinson deniserob at gmail.com
Tue May 22 13:29:54 UTC 2012

Just a bit of info to think about

90% of computers used for business and home are PC
Microsoft Office is the most used suite

If you want your child to be able to jump into college or most High schools
or the working world, they need to know the PC and Office

Apple is great and works well...so I teach that too, but after they learn
the above or along with if the school just stuck in an ipad

Kids learn fast so can take on many tools at the same time...but it is the
PC that leads the world


On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 1:49 PM, Rosina Solano <colemangirly at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Okay, I stated that I am looking for a netbook for my son for high
> school.  I have also been advised to not jump into the ipad arena just yet,
> that he needs to learn the computer skills first.  I am okay with that.
> Now I am wondering about apple versus other netbooks.  I know that there is
> a big price difference.  My idea is that is comes installed with Voice
> Over.  If I get a netbook then I also have to get JAWS for a screen
> reader.  So I am just wondering if using the apple netbook will do the same
> as any other computer.  I see that it is compatable with his braille sense
> plus.  So I am just looking for which way to go and why.  He needs to be
> able to email his homework directly to his teachers and get it back.  To do
> powerpoint presentations, etc.  He already has good braille skills and uses
> an abacus extremely well.  He does well in school, but we are WAY behind in
> the tech dept.  We live rural and so do not have it at home either, so
>  this is all new for all of us.  No cell phones, no ipods, nothing tech
> other than his braille sense.  I use internet several times a week at the
> local library, but if we get him going we plan on getting internet at
> home.  This is very overwhelming for us so please talk plainly.
> Thanks;
> ********************************************
> Rosina Foster
> www.tadpoleacres.webs.com
> MOPBC Missouri Parents of Blind Children
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