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Mobile Learning for All
Supporting Accessibility With the iPad

  • Luis Perez - Florida Center for Instructional Technology, University of South Florida


© 2013 | 248 pages | Corwin

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

 
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

"Mobile Learning for All is a unique book that every classroom teacher should read! It’s 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

"This is a major contribution to the fields of special education and rehabilitation. It is a wonderful resource for individuals with disabilities, their advocates and their families, and for educators and other professionals. Well done!"

J. David Smith, Professor Emeritus
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, VA

"If I had the opportunity to purchase this book, I would purchase enough to give to all my team mates their own copy. Then I would have book groups and working meetings so we could all try out the many apps, with this book as our guide. Almost as good as having the author make the presentations about how to implement the iPad, UDL principles and best practice into our special education classes!"

Cheryl S. Oakes, Resource Room Teacher
Wells High School, DE
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.

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ISBN: 9781452258553

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