iOS Accessibility Resources
By: Carmen Willings
April 10, 2020
Apple provides tutorials on their website on how to make iOS devices accessible for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Here you will find information on all built in accessibility features.
AppleVis is a community-powered website for individuals who are blind and low-vision users of Apple's range of Mac computers, the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The encourage and support people in exploring the many ways in which Apple products and related applications can offer opportunities to the vision-impaired for personal enrichment, independence and empowerment. Additionally, they offer resources and mechanisms for raising awareness of the accessibility of Apple products and related applications, and for promoting further advancement in accessibility.
Braille displays supported by iOS devices
You can use VoiceOver on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and a Bluetooth enabled braille display to read and navigate. Apple Support provides a list of supported braille displays on their Braille Displays Supported by iOS page. To ensure that your braille display uses the correct table, make sure that you have the latest version of iOS.
Instructional Videos by Hadley
The Hadley School for the Blind has created a list of tutorial videos on using accessibility features.
Provide a means for students to access the iOS device using a switch. This page from Apple Accessibility shows you how to use a switch for access.
Sign up for free membership to access the FREE VI AT forms and references on the Free VIAT Printables page. Simply click on the Log In | Register link in the navigation bar. If you haven't joined yet, you will be prompted to create a password. Below are just a few examples of the free VI AT Printables.
Resources to Support You in Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
Sign up for free membership to access the FREE downloadable handbooks and handouts on the Free Printables page along with access to the Goal Bank pages. Simply click on the Log In | Register link in the navigation bar. If you haven't joined yet, you will be prompted to create a password.
Purchase the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set and immediately unlock the pages within the ECC Complete Set Bonus including bonus printables, interactive sensory stories, interactive matching activities, interactive choice making activities, job task box activities and MORE! This is my way of continuing to support you and say "Thank you!" for choosing to purchase the Complete Set.
Selecting the Right AT for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired Recorded Presentation
Are you overwhelmed by the process of selecting assistive technology for your students? This presentation will encompass the process and steps of selecting the right assistive technology for students who are blind or visually impaired using the SETT framework. Key points covered in this presentation include identification of the current problem; consideration of current skills; understanding unique visual and learning needs; awareness of AT for VI; AT equipment considerations; the process of building a toolkit; instructional strategies; and next steps.
Request a Certificate of Completion
To receive a certificate of completion for 1 contact hour, complete the short "Selecting the Right AT" quiz on Google Forms and receive a score of at least 80%. Don't worry. If you don't pass, you can re-watch the presentation and retake the test! If you have any accessibility issues with the form, please don't hesitate to let me know and we can make other arrangements.
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