Other portable devices (iPads/Droid tablets, etc.)

iPad: Accessibility

Thursday, October 2, 2014
3:30 PM Pacific, 6:30 PM Eastern

Settings to enhance use by those with vision, hearing, learning, and physical and motor issue from the Special Ed. Tech. Center at Central Washington University.

The iPad provides excellent accessibility features for students with disabilities.  These features address difficulties with vision, hearing, learning, and physical and motor.  Join this webinar to learn how to adjust the settings on your iPad to enhance usage for students with a variety of needs.  

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Overview of Accessibility Features in iOS 7

Luis Perez is an Apple Distinguished Educator and has provided an excellent run down of the accessibilty features of iOS 7 on his blog: The Website of Luis Perez: insights on Inclusive Learning Technology from a blind techie.

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New iPad Lending Program in San Francisco

Families in San Francisco will be able to access Assistive Technology such as iPads from a new iPad Lending Program at Support for Families of Children with Disabilities in San Francisco. Twenty-four iPads will be available to lend to families and there will be workshops in Spanish and English for parents on how to use the devices for their children’s communication needs.

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Archived Webinar: Smart Pen & Uses in the Classroom

iCater (Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research) discusses the uses of the Smart Pen and related software in the classroom in this 40 minute YouTube video, recorded in April 2013.

 

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Archived Webinar on iPads and AT

Going Further Beyond the "Wow:" iPads and Tablets as Classroom Tools and AT is the title of a webinar from March 2013 presented by Dave Hohulin as part of the Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN) Spring Webinar Series. Dave has been an AT specialist for 18 years.

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Accessible GPS Devices and Apps

Sendero Group works in collaboration with others to create accessible GPS products. On July 2nd, 2013, they announced The Seeing Eye GPS™ app for cell-enabled iOS devices.  It is designed to be a convenient mobile option to compliment other Sendero GPS products. Version 1.1 is currently in process.

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