Feedback from Students With Visual Impairments on the iPad

iPad2 4school

In July, 2013, one of our wonderful teachers, Mr. Sakamoto, and his group of students spent time exploring accessible apps on the iPad. [A huge thank you to the Los Angeles Unified School District Assistive Technology Lending Library for allowing our students to check out iPads for this summer project] Each day, students would use either the ViA app (created by Braille Institute to help people with visual impairments learn about new accessible apps), or they’d use Safari on the iPad to go to http://www.applevis.com and read reviews of apps by people with visual impairments. Once they read about an interesting, free app, they went to the App Store and downloaded it to their iPad. Students worked individually or with a partner to explore the app and test its accessibility with Zoom and/or VoiceOver. In addition, students who were braille readers used a bluetooth connected braille display to discover whether…

View original post 429 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s