I love to share the basics of tech to show what you can get done quickly and easily with tablets(like the iPad), smart phones and PCs from the point of view of someone who has vision difficulties as I am legally blind. I avoid "geek speak" as I share the great things you can get done with new technology. It is more important to get things done with tech than the tech itself.
Voice typing has matured and ready. Typing on a smartphone is difficult at best. The iPad has a much larger keyboard but still not a great typing experience. Why not use one of the coolest new features and speak what you want typed.
Touch the microphone icon near the lower left of the keyboard then begin speaking. Touch the microphone again to turn it off and watch the results. Punctuation is simply done by speaking the wod period, comma or exclamation point.I did this entire article by speaking into my iPad with only a small number of typed corrections.NOTE: The phone or iPad must be connected to the Internet for speech to text to work.