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Alaska Accessible Instructional Materials iPad Pilot Project

 

MacAdvisor UK – iOS Accessibility Features

From YouTube:

An overview of the Accessibility Features within iOS. These features are available on the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.

Features include VoiceOver, Zoom, Large Text and White on Black.

RNIB – Apple iPad accessibility features – part 1 – low vision

Robin Spinks from RNIB gives an overview of the accessibility features built-in to the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. In part 1, Robin explains the accessibility features for people with low vision including magnification, inverted colours, ibooks and an introduction to gestures.

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RNIB – Apple iPad accessibility features – part 2 – speech

Scott Chesworth from RNIB gives an overview of the accessibility features built-in to the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. In part 2, Scott demonstrates the built-in speech features, Voiceover and an explaination of some of the gestures used with it.

iPad vs Nook eReader: Accessibility for People with Visual Impairments

A blind access technology specialist at the National Federation of the Blind demonstrates the vast differences in accessibility between the Nook Simple Touch and the iPad 2.

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Students Speak Out on Accessible Instructional Materials and Text To Speech

This video highlights the comments of students who participated in the pilot on how the use of Text to Speech impacted their educational participation, achievement and outcomes.

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Online AIM Courses

FROM: http://aim.cast.org/experience/training/courses

Two online courses have been designed for educators, administrators, parents, and others involved in the provision and use of AIM in schools and at home. These facilitated courses have been developed in Moodle and are freely available to SEAs, LEAs, or other agencies to use for training purposes.
All sessions and activities of both AIM courses may be explored at—
http://teachweb.cast.org/moodle/.

To log in as a guest, use the following enrollment key: aimcast

Please contact aim@cast.org for more information.

AIM 101: Accessible Instructional Materials

AIM 101 Course Syllabus
AIM 101 is an online course designed for educators, administrators, related service personnel, and parents with a view to providing AIM to students in a timely manner. Each of ten course sessions includes a reading selection, an activity, questions for reflection, and associated resources and pre- and post-tests are provided for evaluation.

The Course will equip participants with an awareness of: the barriers presented by “traditional” print instructional materials; an understanding of the importance of flexible and accessible learning resources; pertinent Special Education and Civil Rights legislation; Copyright Law; national, state, and local systems of materials acquisition and classroom use.

AIM 102: Preparing Accessible Instructional Materials for Students with Print Impairments

AIM 102 Course Syllabus
AIM 102 is an online course designed for educators, administrators, and related service personnel with a view to understanding various types of instructional materials used in classrooms and tools, strategies, and training necessary to prepare and allow students with print disabilities to effectively use these materials. Each of ten course sessions includes a reading selection, an activity, questions for reflection, and associated resources.

This course is designed to acquaint elementary and secondary stakeholders with an understanding of how to prepare AIM for students with print impairments.

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