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Jeff Campbell
11-08-2011, 09:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/11/08/apple-donates-ipads-to-help-disabled-oregon-residents-vote/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheNextWebApplicious+(TNW+Apple)' target='_blank'>http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/11...ous+(TNW+Apple)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"In a move that looks to the future of applied technology, Apple has donated five of its famous, and well-liked iPad tablet devices to the state of Oregon as part of a trial program to help those who are disabled, or otherwise might have difficulty, to vote."</em></p><p><img height="123" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1302277750.usr105634.jpg" width="600" /></p><p>Oregon had to spend approximately $75,000.00 USD to build the software, but Apple gave them the devices to use in this new program. According to the Secretary of State, several slate or tablet devices were tested before they chose to use the iPad. The reason? "The iPad was the simplest, most accessible and convenient device to use." You can read the AP story <a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_VOTE_BY_IPAD?SITE=AP&amp;SECTION=HOME&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&amp;CTIME=2011-11-07-15-01-07" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p>