Well, that was quick. Following the trail of links after my previous post wondering if the iPhone’s “multi-touch” display would be able to be used by those who can’t use their fingers, it seems the answer is NO.
On David Pogue’s Ultimate iPhone FAQ list, part 2, I find this:
“Will the iPhone touch surface work if you’re wearing gloves? Be unpleasant to use the phone in the dead of winter otherwise?”. “No, it responds ONLY to skin touch. I couldn’t use my fingernail, for example. And you certainly can’t use a stylus. (On the other hand, I doubt there’s ANY smartphone you can operate with gloves on.)
*sigh* Next I guess is would I be able to manage the display given my lack of finger movement and steadiness with my knuckle?