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Let's get accessible

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Let's get accessible

  1. 1. Let’s Get AccessibleLESLIE SCHECHT,Director of Technology, District 75 NYCDOEBreaking Barriers to Learning with the iPadMonday, June 24, 13
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  3. 3. District 75/CitywidePrograms!District 75 is the largest urban public school district for students with severedisabilities in the world. District 75 currently  educates over 22,000 students ages4-21 in 58 school organizations located in 320 sites across the five boroughs ofNYC with a staff of over 13,000.!Out of the 22,000 students enrolled in District 75, there are 6,500 students on theautistic spectrum.!The mission of District 75 is to provide appropriate standards – based educationalprograms and support services to students with severe challenges commensuratewith their abilities.We are committed to working with students and their families toafford every student the opportunity to maximize their potential and becomecontributing members of their community and to develop individual skills to ensuremaximum personal independence and self- esteem.!TextMonday, June 24, 13
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  6. 6. Empoweringstudents of ALL abilities.Monday, June 24, 13
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  8. 8. Mac OS X Accessibility Features•Vision•Hearing•Physical & Motor Skills•Learning & LiteracyMonday, June 24, 13
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  11. 11. Vision•Zoom, Cursor and Dock Magnification•VoiceOver•High Contrast and Grayscale•Safari Reader’•Screen Magnification•Large Fonts•Text to Speech•Refreshable Braille Display SupportMonday, June 24, 13
  12. 12. In addition to the many accessibility features ofVoiceOver, Mac OS X Mountain Lion also includes our next-generationsynthesized voice named "Alex."Alex is based on an advanced new technology, developed by Apple, and has been optimized for the very fast speaking ratescommon to screen readers. It works in any application that uses Apples speech synthesis, includingVoiceover. Alex alsounderstands abbreviations, long numbers, and heteronyms.These are words that are spelled the same but have differentpronunciation and meaning. Here are some examples of challenging sentences that Alex knows how to read correctly.My name is Dr. Smith and I live on Smith Dr.Close the car door, we are too close to the bridge.King Louis IV needs an IV in his arm, stat!Good farms produce a lot of produce.When I fill up my car, it costs $487,642,586,378,941,127,253.28.As you can see, although Apples text to speech technology took years to perfect, eventually it was perfect.Monday, June 24, 13
  13. 13. In addition to the many accessibility features ofVoiceOver, Mac OS X Mountain Lion also includes our next-generationsynthesized voice named "Alex."Alex is based on an advanced new technology, developed by Apple, and has been optimized for the very fast speaking ratescommon to screen readers. It works in any application that uses Apples speech synthesis, includingVoiceover. Alex alsounderstands abbreviations, long numbers, and heteronyms.These are words that are spelled the same but have differentpronunciation and meaning. Here are some examples of challenging sentences that Alex knows how to read correctly.My name is Dr. Smith and I live on Smith Dr.Close the car door, we are too close to the bridge.King Louis IV needs an IV in his arm, stat!Good farms produce a lot of produce.When I fill up my car, it costs $487,642,586,378,941,127,253.28.As you can see, although Apples text to speech technology took years to perfect, eventually it was perfect.Monday, June 24, 13
  14. 14. • Closed Captioning• Screen Flash• Mono Audio• Photo Booth Recording• iChatHEARINGMonday, June 24, 13
  15. 15. Literacy &Learning• Text to Speech• Built-in Spelling and GrammarChecking• Word Completion• iCal (Color-Coded and Alerts)• Auto-Summarize• SpotlightMonday, June 24, 13
  16. 16. Physical & Motor Skills• Automator• Slow Keys & Sticky Keys• Multi-touch Trackpad• Adjustable Mouse & TrackpadSensitivity• Onscreen Keyboard• Speech Recognition• InkwellMonday, June 24, 13
  17. 17. iPad Accessibility Features•VoiceOver Screen Reader•Adjustable Speaking Rate•Zoom Magnification•White on Black Display•Large Text•Mono Audio•Closed Captioning•FaceTime•Guided Access•External Add-Ons (Stands, Switches, Bluetooth Keyboards, earpieces,Stylus, Projectors)Monday, June 24, 13
  18. 18. Built-in accessibility.Monday, June 24, 13
  19. 19. Instant.iPad/iPhoneAccessibilityMonday, June 24, 13
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  23. 23. Voice Control “Siri”Monday, June 24, 13
  24. 24. Guided AccessMonday, June 24, 13
  25. 25. “There’s an app for that!”™Accessing InformationAccess to Learning OpportunitiesOrganizational ToolsCommunication OptionsBehavioral & Emotional SupportAlternative AccessMonday, June 24, 13
  26. 26. “There’s an app for that!”™Monday, June 24, 13
  27. 27. iBooksMonday, June 24, 13
  28. 28. AutismMonday, June 24, 13
  29. 29. communicationMonday, June 24, 13
  30. 30. Cause and EffectMonday, June 24, 13
  31. 31. Reading and WritingMonday, June 24, 13
  32. 32. AccessibilityMonday, June 24, 13
  33. 33. Ablenet Bluetooth SwitchRJ Cooper KeyboardStylus-SpellSwitch interface by ZygoiPad SwitchesMonday, June 24, 13
  34. 34. iPad Jazz BandMonday, June 24, 13
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  36. 36. We want your feedback!There are 3 ways to provide feedback on this session.Mobile AppMobile WebsiteConference WebsiteMonday, June 24, 13
  37. 37. LESLIE SCHECHTleslieschecht@me.comteckdiva@twitter.comLet’s Get AccessibleBreaking Barriers to Learning with the iPadMonday, June 24, 13

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