Accessibility Options

Accessible technology for all learning needs

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Every student has the right to a quality education - an education that’s creative, collaborative, engaging and relevant. Intuitive by design, iPad and Mac come with a wealth of built-in assistive features that support a wide range of learning styles and needs, allowing people with disabilities to experience the fun and function of iOS. Apple continues to build new accessibility features based on community feedback.

Accessibility for iPad

With innovative technologies built in, iOS devices become powerful and affordable assistive devices that provide a path for all students to collaborate, create and engage in the modern world.

Zoom is a built-in magnifier that works wherever you are in iOS. Turn Zoom on for full-screen or picture-in-picture mode, allowing you to see the zoomed area in a separate window while keeping the rest of the screen at its native size.

Siri voice assistant can help everyone with things they need to do every day, all you have to do is ask. Siri can send messages, make phone calls, schedule meetings and more, which is perfect for supporting a wide range of special needs.

AssistiveTouch allows learners to adapt the Multi-Touch screen of an iOS device to their unique physical needs. AssistiveTouch can support learners who have difficulty with gestures like pinch, replacing these functions with the tap of a finger.

VoiceOver is the world’s first gesture-based screen reader to support students who are blind or have low vision. VoiceOver also includes a systemwide braille keyboard and even works when taking a picture.

VoiceOver is the world’s first gesture-based screen reader to support students who are blind or have low vision. VoiceOver also includes a systemwide braille keyboard and even works when taking a picture.

Accessibility for Mac

OSX comes with a number of built in accessibility options so it can be used more easily by those with physical and learning challenges. This includes a range of options to support vision, hearing and interaction through dictation, mouse and keyboard support.

VoiceOver software drivers for the most popular braille displays are built directly into the operating system so blind users can set up their own braille device unassisted.

Alex Voice is Apple’s proprietary text-to-speech and screen reader voice. It is the most human-sounding voice of any on the market because for those who rely on a screen reader as their only means of interacting with a computer, computer voices can be quite tedious.

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