Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

ABCs of iOS: A VoiceOver Manual for Toddlers and Beyond

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The ABC’s of iOS is now available as a free tool in PDF or ePub format from CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

This manual is designed to assist educators or family members in teaching young children with sight loss how to interact with an iPad using VoiceOver. The manual incorporates accessible apps with progressive educational content to help prepare children to be successful in mainstream classrooms. Educators and family members will learn how to:
  • Encourage very young children with sight loss to explore and interact appropriately with an iPad
  • Systematically introduce and teach age-appropriate VoiceOver gestures, Bluetooth keyboard commands, and refreshable braille display commands
  • Incorporate teaching strategies that address unique needs of children with sight loss - Nurture young children with sight loss to become confident and independent with age-appropriate iPad skills
  • Provide information about age-appropriate accessible apps and activities for educational purposes

If you are interested in obtaining a copy, email store@cnib.ca or telephone: 1-866-659-1843.  *Please note that you must call or email for this free item, as it won't work to use the shopping online feature with the cart. If you get a “failed delivery” message, then this most likely comes from trying to use the online purchase feature, which doesn't work for free items.