Re: replace laptop with an iPad?


It definitely helps to have the right keyboard to go with your mobile device. I am blessed to have the focus 40 braille display which allows me to do everything plus read everything in braille. It’s nice to have.

I have read posts from at least a few blind people who use their iPhone or android phone as their primary computing device. They seem to be happy with their mobile device and a Bluetooth keyboard to go with it.

I want spoke with a woman who trains the blind people to use mobile devices and computers. In her opinion, the eye Pad is a more flexible computer than the Mac. It surprised me to hear someone in her position say that. But again, everyone’s personal experience and personal preference is different. The wide range of experiences and preferences surprise me sometimes.

On May 31, 2020, at 1:06 AM, Lenron <> wrote:

For me nope. I Do and love doing way to much from my computers. So
many things you can't really do with ease from a mobile operating

On 5/31/20, Victor <> wrote:
The ability to download files to a folder on your device using Safari is a
major improvement that iOS users have been waiting for a long time.
Hopefully iOS 14 will bring other major improvements.

On May 31, 2020, at 12:45 AM, David Goldfield
<> wrote:

Starting with iOS 13 this is now possible as iOS now allows users to
download files from Safari into a downloads folder on the device. This is
true for some apps but not others. As an example, apps such as Bard
Mobile, Learning Ally or Audible allow for the downloading of content but
that content is not stored as separate files in the downloads folder but
is instead downloaded and used with the app itself. Therefore, with those
particular apps this means that if you delete the app you also delete the
files that you use with that app.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 5/30/2020 11:15 PM, A.Mac via wrote:
hi, can you download from a third party on a i-pad. i.e a film or a book
from a e-mail group.

On 30/05/2020 09:57, David Goldfield wrote:
I have a different view on this topic. For some sighted users an iPad
may, under certain conditions, be a good replacement for a Windows
laptop, particularly if you use it with a keyboard. You can use Office
as well as the iWork suite, browse the Web, check your email and have a
system that's portable, very fast and extremely secure. However, while
VoiceOver is great using it on a touch screen its performance with a
keyboard is just barely adequate compared to using a Windows screen
reader, particularly JAWS. Its Web navigation capabilities using a
keyboard are very poor, speech sometimes reads incorrectly while
navigating a document I'm trying to edit and there just aren't enough
keyboard commands to provide certain types of information that I can
easily access with JAWS. If an iPad with a keyboard and VoiceOver
offered me the same level of accessibility as I am used to with JAWS or
NVDA I'd definitely consider using an iPad as a secondary computer. As
an example, there are so many options to configure how JAWS works with
Microsoft Word which just are not going to be available with VoiceOver
on an iPad. However, this is just not available at this time. In
addition, I also use Leasey, a third party tool that runs alongside of
JAWS to provide even more productivity and VoiceOver just doesn't offer
such an option. If you want to invest in an iPad feel free to do so. I
think it's a great tablet with very nice touch screen accessibility and
adequate accessibility if you want to type a quick email. However, don't
throw away that laptop because, if you're even somewhat accustomed to
using Windows, I think you will find the iPad to be frustrating and very

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 5/30/2020 4:38 AM, Victor wrote:
Hi Josh:

I don’t own an iPad Pro, but I plan to get one soon and use it as my
laptop replacement. I currently own an iPad mini 2 and I have used an
iPad Pro before. In my opinion, there is no reason why the iPad cannot
replace the traditional laptop. With the right apps, the iPad can
perform all common computer tasks and most heavy duty tasks. Even the
most advanced ones.

If you would like to know more, look up a website called the tech
juggernaut. On that website, there is information about using the iPad
as an alternative to the traditional laptop. Plus, there are many
YouTube videos about this.



On May 29, 2020, at 2:38 PM, Josh Kennedy <>


These days in 2020, with iPad OS, is it possible to replace your
laptop with an iPad and use an iPad as your main computing device? Or
is a windows laptop still necessary? With mouse support in the latest
iPad OS I would think replacing a laptop with an iPad is becoming
easier all the time. So have any of you got rid of desktops and
laptops running windows and just use your iPhone or iPad as your main
computing device?


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