I volunteer at my local Mencap group, which is an organisation for adults with learning disabilities/difficulties. Most of them are unable to live totally independently in the community because they pose a danger to themselves... only a handful of them can read. We meet once a week for two hours, and there are various activities for them such as pool, dominos, bingo, etc. We also make them cups of teas and stuff. Anyway, last night, I took in my iPad with loads of photographs I took of them over the past few weeks for the Mencap photo album, and they loved it! They were all passing it around having a go at flicking through the photographs, and some of them even got the hang of pinching into other albums and zooming into photographs... amazing they learned how to do it so quickly on their own considering these people can't even read and live under 24/7 supervision. My uncle is part of Mencap... he is 41 years old but has the mind of a 6 year old... I sat him down at my kitchen table after the meeting and put some of his favourite songs on YouTube for him. I came back 15 minutes later, realising he was probably sat there waiting for the next song to start, to find him effortlessly navigating through YouTube! Again, amazing how quickly he got the hang of it considering he can't read or write. My only guess is that he was using the large thumbnails to choose the next video, and the simple interface helped him along. So what I'm really trying to say is that I've found the iPad to be an amazing tool for working with mentally handicapped people. They thoroughly enjoyed using it. I never realised just how intuitive it is to use until last night. It's going to be even better when iOS 6 comes out and the home button can be disabled. I can see myself using it a lot in the future to show them things, and maybe do some activities using it. I just thought I'd share my experience with you all!