I know we won’t all have the same accessibility needs.
I have arm injuries and need to be able read more away from the computer, and spend less time on the computer.
I have proprioceptive problems and have a lot of trouble with touchscreens. Some are hard to use, other impossible, others go haywire.I have sensory problems and can’t handle bright lights.
[P.S. I’ve been able to use some touchpads pretty well. Complex gestures, gestures which involve fingers moving different directions, touchpads which don’t detect my fingers, and touchpads which detect my fingers when I’m not even touching them give me trouble. I’m wondering if touchscreens are just inherently flakier than touchpads, besides being used for more of the interface, and having less room to disable buggy gestures.]
I have files in pdf, djvu, odt, html, epub, etc. that I’d like to read.
I can organize things using folders. I have never been able to organize things using so-called libraries. I have tried, but they always take the files out of their proper folder, away from their related files, and they always give each file the wrong name and make it too hard and too painful to change them to the right name. I physically can’t rename every file all over again with a keyboard, let alone a touchscreen. My
computer often gives each file the wrong author, etc. which isn’t an issue on the computer, but would be an issue with some so-called libraries.
I have been using an old Iriver Story HD. It has been very useful, but it is slow, it can’t handle certain pdfs, it can’t handle djvus, etc.