Jetstar to rent out iPads for inflight entertainment

Wednesday, 2 June 2010 09:44am

Jetstar has confirmed that it will be running a trial program that allows passengers to rent an iPad for $10. The iPad will contain movies, TV shows, e-books, games and music, and provide great potential for inflight accessible media.

The iPad, which has a number of accessible features including the VoiceOver screen reader and captioned video, means that people who are blind or vision impaired could have the e-books read out to them during the flight, and people who are hearing impaired could potentially have closed captions available on the movies and TV shows. However, Jetstar is yet to confirm if the video will be captioned.

The trial will initially run for two weeks towards the end of June. Further information on the program can be found on the CNET news website.

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