My wife loves her iPad but needs a big screen, because she has MS and her hands are too unsteady

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  1. bradscopegems

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    Can anyone suggest a solution to this?
     
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    For the last few months there have been rumours of a new larger iPad to be released later this year. People have been calling it the iPad Pro and it's supposed to have a 12" screen. The larger screen size of this iPad, if Apple actually releases it, should make it easier for your wife to use.
     
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    Thank you! A 12 inch screen would certainly help. MS makes a number of common iPad manipulations impossible: for example, my wife cannot spread her fingertips to zoom the screen magnification in order to make the buttons bigger. Maybe I can make a pair of mechanical fingers to do this.... I suspect that many people, not just MS sufferers, have similar finger problems.
    Brad Amos (Cambridge UK)
     
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    If you are not familiar with the features, be sure to check out the Accessibility settings under Settings > General > Accessibility. Some of these are meant for people with limited motor skills. You'll find these under the Interaction header.

    Switch Control allows the use of external control devices.

    Assistive Touch provides for a series of single tap controls (menus) to replace more complex gestures. You can even create your own gestures (under Favorites) that combine one or more gestures.

    Home-click Speed allows you to adjust how the Home button responds to double or triple clicks.

    Also, Siri can do a great many things, like turn on/off some settings, open apps, play music, etc.

    For more information here is Apple's page for Accessibility Support.
    http://www.apple.com/support/accessibility/
     

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