2016 Mobile Learning Conference
The Accessible Mobile Device

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Who: Dr. Julia VanderMolen, Assistant Professor-Allied Health Sciences, Grand Valley State University
When: March 23rd, 2016
Where: Allendale, MI

Session Handout: The Accessible Mobile Device pdf format


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. For example, did you know that you could set your device to read a selection of text to you? Did you know that you could limit student access to just one App? This session will guide participants through the accessibility features offered on iOS9. Participants will learn about the basics of accessibility and easy applications to teaching and learning. There is a plethora of wonderful accessibility features in tablets and mobile devices that are not being used because owners simply don’t know the features exist. The best thing is most are free!

Session Objectives

  • Identify the accessibility features of a mobile device
  • Identify the benefits of the mobile device
  • Discover implementation ideas for teaching and learning

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Control your iPhone or iPad with Head Movements

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iPad Accessiblity for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Assistive Technology of Michigan
Michigan Alliance for Families
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