2017 Accessible Learning Conference

Adapt the Apple iPad for
Students with Disabilities

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Who: Dr. Julia VanderMolen, CHES, Google Educator I and II
Assistant Professor-Public Health, Grand Valley State University
When: December 2017
Where: East Lansing, MI.

Poster Presentation: Adapt the Apple iPad for Students with Disabilities (Adobe pdf)

Abstract

Do you have a smartphone, or an iPad, or maybe both? Do you really know just how smart it really is? By law, mobile devices must include support for persons with vision, hearing, learning, physical, and motor disabilities. The Apple iPad continues to be an amazing tool to support students with disabilities. However, the Apple iPad not universally designed and requires additional adaptations to support students with physical, intellectual, visual, and hearing impairments. This presentation demonstrate ways that the Apple iPad can be adapted to accommodate for specific functional limitations.


Session Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify different ways to adapt the Apple iPad to accommodate for vision impairments.
  • Participants will be able to identify different ways to adapt the Apple iPad for hearing impairments.
  • Participants will be able to identify different ways to adapt the Apple iPad to accommodate for physical limitations.
  • Participants will be able to identify different ways to adapt the Apple iPad for intellectual disabilities.

Session Handouts:

Tip Sheet Handout


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