By: Carmen Willings teachingvisuallyimpaired.com April 11, 2010
iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads can be excellent tools to providing access to individuals who are blind or visually impaired and can also be wonderful tools for instruction. This section provides information on built in features that make the iOS device a perfect tool for many individuals with visual impairments.
The iPad can be a wonderful instructional tool for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments to use in conjunction with other, more traditional, instructional strategies. TVI’s can use iPads as instructional tools with students on their caseload in a variety of ways. This page outlines some ways you may incorporate an iPad into instruction.
This page provides suggestions and strategies for making the iOS device accessible using built-in features for accessibility including basic multitasking gestures; voice-over; zoom; braille display for iOS and braille commands; invert colors; speak selection; assistive touch; font adjustments; and dictation.
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