The American Federation of the Blind – AFB Press has announced the release of a new resource for teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired.
iOS in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments is a fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to teaching the use of the iPad running iOS 9. The book explores the extensive accessibility options available, where to find them, and how to configure them.
iOS in the Classroomis geared to allowing students with visual impairments to use the iPad to complete the same classroom tasks as their peers. It covers a variety of tasks and features including:
- Getting acquainted with VoiceOver and Zoom
- Using external keyboards and refreshable braille displays
- Understanding touch screen gestures and braille chord commands
- Finding and managing content in iTunes, the App Store, iCloud, and other file sharing apps
- Using the iPad for online activities, including Internet browsing, e-mail, and instant messaging
- Utilizing specific apps
This resource provides teachers with helpful, easy-to-understand iOS technology instructions, allowing them to support their students in learning, and ensuring success in the classroom.
iOS in the Classroom is written by Larry L. Lewis, Jr. The new book is available in print, e-book, and online subscription and can be purchased in the AFB Store.