Accessibility in Education #30 - Accessibility Assistant

Welcome to the last video post in this series supporting educators to use the features built into iPad Operating System to support the personalised experience their students have on their iPad.

There are so many features built into your device, that I estimate that most people use around 10% of what is available to them. Plus, with the rate of change and the volume of incredibly useful tools, it's hard to keep up! In my work as an Apple Professional Learning Specialist, I've discovered that these selected tools have proven to be the most valuable in my interactions with the individuals I've collaborated with in the classroom.

This resource has been created to give you access to short videos that assist you to set up the iPad for success in the classroom. There are 30 top tips coming, little video snippets and some ideas about who might find each tool valuable.

The top tips are grouped into topics. In my mind, the first group are about the settings on the iPad. These are the more global type features. The second and third sets are the ones that assist students to get content into and out of iPad, and off the page or environment, and the fourth set is additional tools that facilitate organisation, and understanding. The last tool gives you customised suggestions of which features would be worth setting up based on the student’s personal needs.

At the end of the 30 posts there will be a combined resource and downloadable content for you with all the videos and resources in one location, so keep your eye out for that.

In this final video, we discover how to use the Accessibility Assistant. This is a shortcut you can provide with information that will give you customised advice about which settings to use with a student or for yourself. The Accessibility Assistant will walk you through settings to personalise your device. It will assist you to customise settings to match your needs.


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Posted on August 15, 2023

Very helpful and easy to follow! Thanks Julia.

Posted on September 03, 2023

Julia, this is an amazing resource that provides such a wealth of information for all who are looking to improve access for themselves or their students. Thanks for your efforts.

Posted on January 15, 2024

Julia, this whole series of resources is absolutely amazing. Thank you for the hours of work you have put into this incredible resource and for sharing it so willingly. You are an absolute legend.

Posted on January 23, 2024

You are very welcome. I am glad you find them useful! I’m working on Mac ones too so watch this space.

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