CNET puts the spotlight on how the iPad is more than just “shiny” with this story of Virginia Campbell, a 99 year old woman in Lake Oswego, Oregon, who is using her iPad to once again enjoy reading and share her poetry. Ms. Campbell, who suffers glaucoma that impacts her vision, is once again able to interact with the written word and to compose her own verses.
While this story does not involve a library, it speaks to the possibilities of how circulating devices like an iPad can transform the lives and literacy practices of our elderly patrons, particularly those who cannot afford these devices. What if libraries even offered “home delivery” to patrons who are shut in and may not physically be able to come to the library to check out an iPad?
You can read more about Virginia’s story here and see the video below:
July 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm
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June 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm
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May 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm
One reason I love devices like i-pad is because one day, I’ll be old, too.
But I really came here because I was thinking how much easier library instruction would be if we could all carry a glass of wine around with us!
May 5, 2010 at 9:41 am
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May 4, 2010 at 3:25 am
If you were patient enough to hold out on the wave of iPad releases, and if you specifically wanted to grab a 3G-capable model, then today is probably already clearly marked on your calendar. That’s because it’s April 30th, the official release date of the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G in the U.S.
April 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm
Glad to do so, I am also sharing this on http://lifelongliteracy-libroccer.blogspot.com
April 27, 2010 at 5:39 am
Sue, thank you for helping us share this inspiring story!
April 26, 2010 at 2:27 pm
I am sharing this on my blog and hoping libraries do this !!!
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April 24, 2010 at 11:03 am
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