Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

iOS Success: Making the iPad Accessible

iPad and refreshable braille display

Larry L. Lewis, Jr. has written a new guide for teachers and parents, called iOS Success: Making the iPad Accessible.  Lewis is the founder and owner of Flying Blind, LLC, whose mission is to develop and market adaptive technology solutions for people who are blind.  As a user who is blind, as well as an iPad instructor, he gives step-by-step instructions for each accessibility feature the iPad offers, including getting acquainted with VoiceOver and Zoom, setting accessibility options, pairing external devices such as keyboards and refreshable braille displays, setting up Apple accounts to buy apps like iBooks, using the Cloud and Dropbox, and more. The last chapter includes tips from students who are blind who use their iPads every day.