First podcasting, then video podcasting, now textcasting?
has started a novel use of podcasting to transmit text news summaries to iPod users. You can subscribe to a 15-minute, daily, audio podcast but it is completely silent! The text file that accompanies the audio is the news. The files are small and the news is a summary so it can be read quickly.
How would this apply to someone with a disability? Well, some could benefit, but hearing impaired people who could read this text won't be using an iPod, and vision impaired people would have difficulty reading this. It essentially is just a bonus use for iPod users.
It is easy to subscribe to this service thru iTunes or go this signup page of Slate.com