Maximizing iPad Accessibility for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: Teaching the Teachers | Perkins eLearning


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Presented by Ed Summers and Diane BraunerIn this webcast, Ed Summers and Diane Brauner discuss the work they have been doing with teachers regarding iPad accessibility. Ed and Diane have worked with teachers across the country on strategies for using the iPad with students who are blind or visually impaired. This webcast shares their knowledge and experience in providing this training via face to face as well as online sessions and provides a case study example. SUMMERS: So one of my goals with this professional development program is to help teachers learn how they can teach their students to use the iPad like I use it. I am a successful professional working in the field of technology, and I have peers, just like me, that are using an iPhone and iPad, and other technology — Windows and Mac computers, and we are incredibly proficient in mainstream jobs. And I feel like there is a big disconnect between the students that are coming out of high school and going to college and the technology that they're using, versus the technology that I use on the job every day. So this professional development program is intended to bring the teachers up to speed so they can close that gap across the board for our students with visual impairments. Read full transcript »
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The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) leads North Carolina's efforts to carry out the federal Assistive Technology Act of 2004. We promote independence for people with disabilities through access to technology. Visit our website at http://ncatp.org
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