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Mobile Learning for All

Supporting Accessibility With the iPad

In this unique and engaging all-in-one resource, learn to use readily available iPad features to make your curriculum more accessible to learners with special need.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781452258553
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2013
  • Page Count: 248
  • Publication date: May 23, 2013

Price: $39.95

Description

Description

Make learning more accessible with your iPad!

All students—including those with special needs—can benefit from having options in how they access curricular information. The good news is that help is readily available on your tablets and Apple devices! With this unique and engaging all-in-one resource, you will gain a practical toolkit to empower all your students. Learn how to get the most from your iPad by using its built-in accessibility features in conjunction with Universal Design for Learning guidelines. In this book, you’ll find:

  • Step-by-step instructions, tips, and practice activities
  • Discussion and reviews of more than 150 applications
  • Access to more than 20 video tutorials, through QR codes located throughout the book

An Apple Distinguished Educator and an expert in digital accessibility features for K-12 and higher education settings, Luis Pérez provides a real sense of what students with disabilities need to learn and to navigate their world more independently.


Mobile Learning for All is full of practical uses of the many accessibility features on mobile devices to meet the needs of all students, especially those with disabilities.”
—Debi Gartland, Professor of Special Education
Towson University


Key features

  • Shows how the specific accessibility features of the iPad support one or more guidelines of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
  • Each discussion of an accessibility feature also includes discussion of alternative uses for the accessibility feature that benefit not just students with disabilities but other diverse learners as well.
  • At the end of each chapter, the reader has an opportunity to practice what they have learned through a series of activities designed to make them more comfortable with the accessibility features of their devices.
  • Each chapter also includes a section dedicated to reviews of apps that complement the accessibility features discussed in that section of the book.
  • To support multiple learning styles, the author has created a number of closed-captioned video tutorials, which will be linked to the appropriate sections of the book through QR codes.
Author(s)

Author(s)

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Luis Perez

Luis PĂ©rez is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Special Education at the University of South Florida. His research interests include technology professional development for teachers, assistive technology, universal design, web accessibility, and disability studies. He also received his M. Ed. degree in instructional technology from USF, where he is on the staff of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. At FCIT, Luis developed Tech Ease 4 All, a collection of assistive technology tutorials for parents, teachers and other professionals who work with students who have special needs.

Luis was selected to be an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2009 and he is a frequent presenter at regional, national and international conferences on educational technology and accessibility, including the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, Closing the Gap, and the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN).

Luis was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, an eye condition that results in progressive vision loss, at the age of 29. Luis is considered legally blind due to the fact that he only has about 10 degrees of central vision left. As a person with a visual disability, Luis knows firsthand what a difference mobile technology can make in the lives of people with disabilities. Despite his limited eyesight Luis is an avid photographer who relies on his iPhone and iPad as his primary means of capturing and editing images.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Figures


List of Codes


Preface


Acknowledgments


About the Author


Introduction


1. Universal Design and Mobile Learning: Defining Universal Design

2. Getting Started with Accessibility on the iPad

3. Learning and Literacy Supports

4. Communication and Social Supports

5. Voiceover and Supports for Low Vision

6. Auditory Supports

7. Motor Supports

8. Executive Functioning Supports

9. Managing iOS Devices in the Classroom

10. Challenge Based Learning With the iPad

Conclusion


Appendix A: Additional Resources


Appendix B: VoiceOver Gestures


Appendix C: Keyboard Shortcuts for Using VoiceOver With an Apple Wireless Keyboard


References


Index


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