Cool new accessibility feature in iOS makes using gestures and physical buttons easier

This entry originally appeared on my disability blog, I hate stairs.

I’m pretty excited about about the new Assistive Touch feature in the upcoming iOS 5. Mac Rumors reports:

The Assistive Touch settings were in place in iOS’s accessibility settings in previous betas, but is only now active. The new features are meant to provide additional interactivity for those who might have trouble using the traditional gestures and buttons on the iPad.

Now I just need one more feature: Bluetooth mouse support. Yes, I know jailbreaking it would get me that feature. No, I wouldn’t risk breaking my device and voiding the warranty.