4 New Accessibility Features of iOS 10 You Should Know

Apple today released iOS 10,  the latest version of its operating system for mobile devices such as the iPad and iPhone. This post is a quick review of some of the most significant enhancements to the accessibility support in iOS 10, starting with a brand new feature called Magnifier. Magnifier With Magnifier, users who have low vision can … Continue reading 4 New Accessibility Features of iOS 10 You Should Know

App/Resource Lists

I use Pinterest to keep some lists of my favorite apps, accessories and resources related to inclusive education. I often use these Pinterest boards as “handouts” for my presentations: nABLE Framework Apps Universal Design for Learning UDL Technology Supports Web Accessibility iBooks Author iPhone Photography iCreate QR Codes Augmented Reality iBeacons I am a Participate Learning … Continue reading App/Resource Lists

Video Tutorials

I have a few accessibility tutorials on my channel on YouTube focused on the accessibility features built into popular devices used in education as well as techniques for creating more accessible content for these devices. The following video provides an introduction to my channel: The following playlists are currently available: Apple Watch Accessibility Apple TV (4th Generation) … Continue reading Video Tutorials

A Workflow for Independence – Logan’s Story

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Logan Prickett, a second year student at Auburn University at Montgomery. Logan is an academically gifted STEM student and the inspiration behind The Logan Project at AUM, an initiative to develop software that will enable students who are blind or who have low vision to fully participate in … Continue reading A Workflow for Independence – Logan’s Story

On the usability of touch screens to screen readers

Recently, Katie Sherwin of the Nielsen Norman Group published an article on the NNG website summarizing her experience with the VoiceOver screen reader for iOS devices, and her suggestions for designing better interactions for blind users. The article has some good design suggestions overall: creating cleaner copy with streamlined code is always a good thing. So is … Continue reading On the usability of touch screens to screen readers

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: The Need for an Ecosystems Approach to Accessibility in Education

On the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, I am excited about the many online and face to face events that will mark this important step toward ensuring a more accessible and inclusive environment for those of us who have special needs.  I will be presenting a session on the use of photography as a tool … Continue reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day: The Need for an Ecosystems Approach to Accessibility in Education