Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Accessible iOS Technology & Apps


Dr. Linda Mamer, British Columbia Provincial Deafblind Consultant/Vision Teacher for BC Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness presented recently at the Canadian Vision Teachers' Conference on iPad, iPhone and iPod apps that they use with students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, deafblindness, or CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment). This is not a research project, but rather a how-to paper, with sample observational sheets, sample observational sheets that have been filled in, and a list of current apps. The iPad is viewed as an observational / assessment tool to gather information, visually / auditorially / tactually, to be able to design individualized communication systems based on the child's responses.

Included are:

Canadian Vision Teacher's Conference PresentationEarly Learning Apps April 2012


iPad Observation SheetSample iPad Observation Sheet


iOS Technology collage


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