Category Archives: Accessibility

Using a Pointer During a Class Teams Meeting

When you use an iPad to present to students during a class Teams meeting, you don’t have the advantage of using a mouse pointer to guide students through your presentation as you would on a laptop. You can, however, use an accessibility option to not only mimic a mouse pointer, but also have quick access to shortcuts that come in handy in the middle of a presentation.

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On-Demand Training: Flip Discovery Library

The Flip Discovery Library offers ready-to-use discussion prompts that are sure to get your students talking. Discover their quick intro course (rated 5 stars!) to help you navigate it and find inspiring topics to use with your learning community. Discover the Flip Discovery Library Course (37 minutes) Flip Discovery Library

On Behalf of the WV Department of Arts, Culture and History

The WV Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) is pleased to announce STEAM Power WV, an innovative grant program that supports education initiatives for West Virginia’s pre-k-12 students.  Partnering with the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the WVDACH is encouraging schools and non-profit organizations to integrate the Arts with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines […]

New Accessibility Options for Low Vision

In Apple’s latest software update for iOS and iPadOS, the accessibility options were moved to the main root menu in the settings app. The options were previously located in settings under the ‘general’ options.

Educators and students needing accessibility features for low vision will find new options and some options that have been retitled. For instance, ‘Spoken Content’ is now used in place of ‘Speech.’

The zoom feature has had a makeover and now provides more options.

To learn more about the changes in iOS and iPadOS, read Dr. Luis Perez’s article which highlights many of the changes and gets into details about new and exciting features.