A unique and personal take on Apple Watch by Molly Watt, who has Usher Syndrome:
Having known about the Apple Watch for some time and knowing lots of my friends were planning to buy one, I was sceptical as my needs are quite different to that of those of the sighted and hearing. I have to rely on specific accessible features.
However, I was curious as Apple products have been more than just up market gadgets to me, they really have been my access to the many things most take for granted but that those of us with deafblindness, particularly struggle with.
So far for me the most useful App on the Apple Watch is Maps – on my iPhone I can plan my journey from one destination to another, for me it will be on foot with Unis my guidedog.
This is where Haptics really come into its own – I can be directed without hearing or sight, but by a series of taps via the watch onto my wrist
[via Philip Schiller]