Division on Visual Impairments


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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 2 Overview In the educational setting, iPads have been a boon for educators and students alike. While these devices are easy for sighted students to use, they may pose some obstacles for students with visual impairments. This book provides an introduction and step-by-step instructions for using the iPad with the accessibility options, external braille devices and keyboards. Descriptions and steps are clearly written and easy to understand and follow. There are screen shots provided in many cases, but the images are quite small and I found using a hand-held magnifier to enlarge the images increased accessibility. Additionally, it is useful to have an iPad at hand when reading the text. The book is designed for the iPad novice but has many tips for more advanced users. I used the print version of the book, but it is available in audio and daisy formats from various sites. Each chapter begins with a bulleted list of what will be covered in that chapter, making it easy to locate the chapter/information the reader seeks; and a brief summary of what was covered, and in some cases, offering additional resources. The book's introduction provides an overview of the accessibility 32

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