Apple iOS Devices and Accessibility

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Morrison Gallery
Room: Morrison Gallery
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Discover new ways Apple is making exciting technology available to all learners as part of its ongoing commitment to accessibility.

For over 20 years, the Mac has shipped with dozens of accessibility features built in, at no additional cost, allowing it to be used right out of the box by people with disabilities. Now, with the innovative new iPod and iPad, Apple continues to set the standard by taking accessibility and learning to a whole new level.

Objectives:

  • Discover the built-in accessibility features in every Mac to support vision, hearing, physical/motor, and learning disability needs
  • Become acquainted with the built-in accessibility features in every iPad, to support vision, hearing, physical/motor, and learning disability needs
  • Introduce applications for special education and where to find them
  • Learn about online resources for information on accessibility solutions for Mac and iPad

Apple's David Marra will help us discover how iPad is changing the learning landscape with iBooks Textbooks for iPad, iBooks Author, and iTunes U. First, with iBooks on iPad, we'll experience an entirely new kind of digital textbook that's dynamic, current, engrossing, and truly interactive. Next, we'll explore iBooks Author, a free app to create and publish amazing Multi-Touch textbooks for iPad. Finally, we'll learn about iTunes U, to design and distribute complete courses for iPad, featuring audio, video, books, and other educational content.

Please pre-register for this event, presented by CFW and Apple.