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iStimulation: Research on iPad Apps for Children with Visual Impairments

Image from study on visual attentiveness using iPad

This presentation by Laura Campaña, Director of Infant & Early Childhood Program at Junior Blind of America, was given at CTEBVI (CA Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired) in March 2012.  It  introduces multiple applications on the iPad iOS platform that have been tested on children with visual impairment.  It includes cumulative data collected on iPad use compared to APH Lightbox use with children with visual impairment during a study done by the Junior Blind.  The purpose of the study was to investigate the use of the Apple iPad as a means to strengthen or initiate visual engagement, parental interaction, communication, visual attentiveness, reaching and/or activation among children with visual impairments and/or multiple disabilities.

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iPad link

Posted by Faye Gonzalez

This link didn't work for me... I found a write up about the presentation here.
http://www.juniorblind.org/site/apple-ipads-may-help-children-with-sever...

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