Re: Er, iPads?
Hey Micky (you're so fine), I understand that not all special needs kids are clumsy careless people. However some kids with violent behaviour disorders will not treat anything with respect, and you're proposing it's a better idea to give them a £400 iPad than to give them a ruggedized tablet.
I think it's a bad idea to give any kids that sort of equipment, whether they're in a wheelchair, on crutches, are in a coma or totally hyperactive.
I was a kid once too.
So no I'm not insinuating that ALL special needs kids are clumsy careless people, just that some of them aren't going to respect anything they're given.
You also seem to be suggesting that IT folks shouldn't have an opinion on what IT equipment should be used in a given situation.
You know that a lot of IT folks have experience of gathering a set of requirements and making a recommendation based on those requirements right? And that those IT folks will have a far broader knowledge of available technology than that of the average "skilled professional" (or case worker)