How important is your mobile phone to you?<br />“It is an extension of me and my life - my contacts/friends, my appointments, my safety net/comfort blanket when I am away from home and an immediate source of information.”<br />“Basically, my entire life is organised through my phone - contacts, diarising, on the fly email and messaging, internet functionality, etc.”<br />“I manage my email, contacts, diary and use the device to assist in my dyslexia.”<br />“It's a business tool, diary and planner. Couldn't live without it.”<br />
“As a dyslexic the iPhone is a brilliant device. Everything in one place and very visual.”<br />“I have dyspraxia - it has to be simple.”<br />“I am quadriplegic as a result of advanced spinal muscular atrophy. The single-switch access to my iPAQ has significantly increased my independence, improved my productivity, and enhanced my quality of life. I have had it for 3 years and cannot imagine doing without it.”<br />
Are there things that make it hard to use <br />your phone?<br />“Screen is too small for actual reading or editing unless it had some sort of individual zoom view.”<br />“The ring can't be made to be very loud and I have a slight hearing loss.”<br />“Using keys is a matter of practice and getting used to it. The difficulty is in the learning in the first place because you have to READ how and try to understand that LANGUAGE then find your way round the software system. I want it to be verbally explained on a separate tool so I can listen pause do listen again.”<br />
“I need a symbian 'smartphone' to run Talks and this means you can only get more expensive phones and these generally have very poor battery life. I'd happily have one without a camera, MP3 player etc but these come as standard in the type of phone I need. It's annoying that the type of phone I need is so expensive and attractive to thieves!”<br />“Keys will need to be easily discernable by touch; will absolutely not buy a touch screen phone, too difficult for blind people.”<br />“My husband has the iPhone and I hate the touch screen. I have Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and need to be able to feel the keys ... I do like the look of the new N97 but will not purchase a phone without being able to try the keyboard out.”<br />“Want an iPhone! Increasing need to access my e-mail while on move due to nature of my work.”<br />
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