Accessibility and the iPad
When we think about ways the iPad has changed the world, our thoughts usually jump to publishing, entertainment, or mobile communication. For the community of students with special educational needs, the iPad may yet have an even greater impact. The device is not only cool, but provides education, therapy and, of course, entertainment.
The Accessibility on iOS course is designed to allow a school's SEN coordinator to support students with special educational needs to use their device to its maximum potential. In many cases the device can be used to assist with, manage or overcome the challenges they face. The course will look at the main categories of SENs and work through assistive features, technologies or apps in those areas.
Some of the main features covered include:
- iPad includes a screen reader along with other accessibility features that make it easier to use for those who have impaired vision.
- iPad delivers a variety of features that make it easier to use for those who are hard of hearing.
- iPad includes a variety of features that make it more accessible to users with impaired physical or motor skills.
- Guided Access helps students with disabilities such as autism remain on task and focused on content.