Accessibility and Apple

 

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Powerful assistive features are built into iPad to complement your vision, hearing, motor skills, learning, and literacy.

ASSISTIVE FEATURES

The iPad has many built-in assistive features to support students with their vision, hearing, motor skills, learning, and literacy. Some of these features are:

Colour Filters

A range of customisable colour filters to complement different forms of colour blindness or other vision challenges.

FaceTime

High-quality video and a fast frame rate make FaceTime ideal for people who communicate using sign language.

Dictation

Say what you want to write and your iPad converts your words (and numbers and characters) into text.

Guided Access

Helps people with autism or other attention and sensory challenges stay focused on the task (or app) at hand. With Guided Access, a parent, teacher, or therapist can limit iPad to stay on one app by disabling the Home button, and limit the amount of time spent in an app.

ASSISTIVE FEATURES

The iPad has many built-in assistive features to support students with their vision, hearing, motor skills, learning, and literacy. Some of these features are:

Colour Filters

A range of customisable colour filters to complement different forms of colour blindness or other vision challenges.

FaceTime

High-quality video and a fast frame rate make FaceTime ideal for people who communicate using sign language.

Dictation

Say what you want to write and your iPad converts your words (and numbers and characters) into text.

Guided Access

Helps people with autism or other attention and sensory challenges stay focused on the task (or app) at hand. With Guided Access, a parent, teacher, or therapist can limit iPad to stay on one app by disabling the Home button, and limit the amount of time spent in an app.

ACADEMIA’S SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY (SEND) LIBRARY

Powerful assistive features are built into iPad to complement vision, hearing, motor skills, learning, and literacy.

The built in accessibility features of the iPad

An overview of some useful apps for the SEND classroom

Activity ideas for the SEND classroom

Case studies of how Apple technology is used within the SEND classroom

REACHING ALL LEARNERS WITH iPAD

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Our new iBook aims to raise awareness of the many ways in which Apple technologies support the needs of all learners regardless of difficulty or disability. It is intended to be a reference for educators in all institutions.

LIZZY’S STORY

Lizzy Bull is 14 years old and a student at The de Ferrers Academy. Lizzy has Glaucoma and Cataracts with a genetic condition called Neurofibromatosis. These conditions have seriously affected Lizzie’s vision. This video looks at the accessibility features of the iPad and how they have helped Lizzie push aside any learning barriers.

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