The iPad has built-in accessibility features that support students with special needs.
There are a variety of ways to adapt iPad settings to better support students with perceptual and physical impairments. In addition, all users will find the accessibility features helpful for increasing the function and flexibility of iPads for both classroom and personal use. This resource provides support for enabling and using the accessibility features on the iPad.
iOS has a number of built in supports for those with hearing impairments. Use of these supports, singly or in combination can dramatically enhance iPad use for students who have difficulty or cannot hear sound. SET-BC consultants have created some resources with easy to follow instructions on how to activate these features.
Learning and Literacy
iOS devices (iPad, iPod and iPhone) offer tools to support a variety of learning challenges. There are tools that will help to improve focus and improve the speed with which you can access favorite features. SET-BC consultants have created a number of resources to help you use these tools in the context of BC classrooms.
Physical and Motor Skills
iOS technologies are helping those with physical or motor challenges to access apps and functions by increasing the ways all users can communicate with their device. Voice input as well as the ability to customize gestures offer increased control of features, functions and tools. Check out some of the videos and resources that SET-BC consultants have created to learn more.
Vision / Visual Perception
iOS 8.4+ has a number of built in vision supports. Use of these supports, singly or in combination can dramatically enhance iPad view-ability for users with low vision. SET-BC consultants have created some resources with easy to follow instructions on how to activate these features.