Diane Brauner and Ed Summers present a free webcast called Maximizing iPad Accessibility for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: Teaching the Teachers. In this 20-minute video they discuss iPad accessibility and ways in which to support students who are blind or visually impaired as their classrooms make the transition to become digital. They discuss some of the built-in accessibility features of iPads, such as VoiceOver and magnification, and the use of refreshable braille displays to make them even more fully accessible to students with visual impairments. Summers notes that digital classrooms doesn’t mean that braille will no longer be taught, but just that it will be digital. Case studies are included.
To read the full transcript, see: http://www.perkinselearning.org/videos/webcast/maximizing-ipad-accessibility-for-students-blind-visually-impaired