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Accessibility Features on iOS Devices (iPad, iPod and iPhone)

Registration Closed
Facilitator(s): Tim Kilburn
Date:April 19, 2018
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 18-IE-292

Target Audience

Teachers, Instructional/Learning Coaches, Parents, Inclusive Learning Teachers, Educational Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists

About this learning opportunity

Portable and mobile devices are more and more a part of our everyday life. This is true for people with disabilities as well. Apple's iOS Devices have accessibility features built-in directly to the iOS to make the user experience attainable for as many people as possible. Features include switch and motor controls, audio enhancements for the hard of hearing and screen reader solutions for the blind and visually impaired.

This is a hand-on session where you'll learn to use some of these accessibility features to assist in navigating around an iOS Device, work with documents and browse the internet. Although other features will be touched on, the main focus of this session will be on the use of VoiceOver, Apple's built-in screen reader.

This is a full day session designed to assist Teachers, Educational Assistants, Vision Specialists, Caregivers with the use of VoiceOver on an Apple iDevice.

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Tim Kilburn has been a teacher for over 30 years primarily in computer related instruction. He is currently the Technology Consultant for Fort McMurray Catholic Schools where he manages computer deployment, networking and other technologies along with being the lead for CTF and CTS teachers. As a blind/visually impaired user of Apple technologies, he has first-hand, in-depth knowledge with respect to the accessibility features specifically designed for blind and visually impaired users both on the Mac and on iOS devices.