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Enabling Transitions - e-Learning Assistive Technology Programme Webinar #2 - Accessibility Features on the iPad

Enabling Transitions - e-Learning Assistive Technology Programme Webinar #2 - Accessibility Features on the iPad

Powerful assistive features are built into the iPad to complement vision, hearing, motor skills, learning, and literacy. Student can create, learn, work, play, and do pretty much anything they want to do, wherever they want to do it, more easily than ever. The iPad display comes with a range of customisable colour filters to complement different forms of colour blindness or other vision challenges. Reading documents, surfing the web, or putting together a presentation is more accessible to your student, than ever.

Guided Access lets parents, teachers, or SNA’s limit iPad to one app at a time, and limit the amount of time spent in an app. The iPad can be a powerful tool for ASD students, or students with attention and sensory challenges. Using Voice commands, the student can navigate, write, and edit all with just their voice. They can cue complex, multi-action commands through simple phrases designed to fit their needs. A custom phrase like “Heading Home” can simultaneously let a family member know when they are leaving school etc., all without having to go into each individual app. 

Learning disabilities such as Dyslexia can benefit from features such as Speak Screen, Speak Selection, Typing Feedback, and Predictive Text can help by adding an auditory element to reading or writing email messages, blog posts, and long documents.

This webinar is suitable for Primary and Post Primary teachers, SNAs and parents. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

Course Properties

Course date 21-01-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 21-01-2021 8:00 pm
Capacity 100
Cut off date 21-01-2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Angela Costelloe, IT Carlow
Number Hours 1
Location Online (via Zoom)
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