Monday, March 21, 2011

Apple Workshop U of M Accessibility-Technology Enabling Students by Tim Methany

Accessiblity solutions built into all products
Apple includes learning disabilities  as an area that accessibility solutions needs to address
Built in support for Braille readers and display support
UBS hub for Braille readers for those who cannot see a projector and screen
Voice over on Mac- automatically out of the box works during setup
Universal Access
    Seeing-zoom on- command, option, and =  zoom in       command, option, and - zoom out
    Voice Over-on with many features  The OS will read the screen and provide directions on where you
                        within the system. It tells the person everything without seeing it on the screen.
    Make a podcast out of a webpage.
    Services are built into the apple apps.
    Make changes to services- Go system preference then keyboard, then keyboard shortcuts, then services
    (turn on add to itunes as a spoken track)  
    Keyboard- Sticky keys- limited physical ability allows keys to be combined for usage
    Hearing- flashing screen with an alert sound occurs
    Close captioning of webvideo
              On iOS-ipad, ipod touch turn on
              QuickTime Player- show closed captioning
                       Mike Shebanek-Accessbility Project Manager
                   iBooks will read the books using voice over
Web pages must be made accessible-use tags to do this in the html
Three finger trip tap brings down a screen curtain for privacy
Voice control on the iphone, ipod touch, and ipad2
Holding down mic button the headphones or the home button will turn on voice control
Apple Apps

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