iPad Accessibility Features Videos
iPads, iPods and iPhones have many built-in accessibility features that can be effective tools to support learners in the inclusive classroom. These 6 videos provide step-by-step instructions on how to set-up and use the built-in accessibility features of iOS devices in the classroom.
The built-in Assistive Touch feature of an iOS device enables students who have physical or motor impairments to operate the devices using simplified movements. This video guides you through the basic settings and uses of Assistive Touch. For example, students who have limited mobility in their hands or fingers, can use one finger (or stylus) with the onscreen controls to replicate commands such as enabling Siri, adjusting the volume as well as taking a screen-shot.
This video shows how to set up Guided Access and identifies its main uses in the classroom such as the ability to limit the device to one app as well as disabling the touch input on certain areas of the screen.
Low Vision Settings
iOS devices have many built-in settings to support students with low vision. This video explores the large print, inverted colours and zoom features of iOS devices.
Siri & Voice Activation
This video shows how you can use Siri to launch applications as well as using the built-in speech to text feature to support student output.
Speak Selection is a built-in text-to-speech feature on an iOS device. This video explores how Speak Selection can be used in the inclusive classroom to support students who are challenged by text. Students can simply select text on webpages, messages or documents and have them read aloud.
Voice-Over is the built-in screen reader on an iOS device. This tutorial shows you how to operate your device when using Voice Over and provides examples on ways to use this feature to support students with visual impairments or with students who require additional support when reading text.