Physical & Motor Skills
If you have difficulty using the keyboard, mouse, and track pad on your computer or you have difficulty using physical controls, you can still manage your music with iTunes and enjoy it on the go with iPod.
iPod classic, iPod shuffle, and iPod nano
Using tactile physical buttons, you can easily control your iPod classic, iPod nano (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation), or iPod shuffle with a very light touch. On iPod shuffle, the buttons are conveniently located on the right earphone cord; on iPod classic and iPod nano (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation), they include the hold switch and the touch-sensitive Click Wheel. Audio clicks provide feedback.
iPod touch features a large 3.5-inch touchscreen that requires no finger pressure — only simple contact — making it extremely easy to operate. iPod touch has four physical buttons: the Sleep/Wake button located at the top, two volume buttons, and the concave Home button below the screen. Easy to feel and operate, they all provide tactile feedback.
If you require an alternative, you can use a stylus instead. The Pogo Stylus and the Soft Touch Stylus, both sold separately, offer another way to control iPod touch. For these and other accessibility solutions for iPod, visit the iPod accessories page.
iPod nano features an easy-to-use 1.5-inch touchscreen that requires only a small amount of contact. iPod nano has three physical buttons: volume up, volume down, and a Sleep/Wake button.
iTunes takes full advantage of the native accessibility features built into Mac OS X that make it easier to type and control using the keyboard. These include Sticky Keys, Mouse Keys, Slow Keys, and other software-based accessibility features, available in the Universal Access pane of System Preferences. iTunes is also compatible with alternative input devices (sold separately) that you can use in place of the mouse and keyboard.