Recorded: March 17, 2020 – Assistive Technology (AT) can help a person with a vision impairment live an independent, safe and meaningful life at home and in the community. In this webinar we will discuss several popular apps that are designed to assist users with low vision, as well as “accessibility features” built into iOS devices. Participants will learn about resources and methods for successfully choosing apps.
Participants will learn:
- Some of the more popular apps (both iOS and Android) being uses by people with low vision.
- The iOS accessibility features designed for people with low vision.
- How to review and choose good apps.
- Where to find extensive resources and information about Apps as Assistive Technology
Sherry Boothby, OTR/L, CLVT, M.S. holds a B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy from University of New England, and M.S. in Health Policy and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service at University of Southern Maine. Additionally, Sherry is a Certified Low Vision Therapist (CLVT). She was a founding team member of the Low Vision Clinic at Iris Network in 2005. She has extensive experience in OT practice and establishing low vision OT programs. Sherry has started a low vision OT private practice, working with a low vision optometrist at an eye care practice, starting an outpatient low vision program at Mid Coast Hospital, and most recently establishing a low vision OT program with Coastal Rehab. She has presented at the national Envision Conference, the national AgrAbility Conference, MeOTA state conference and AER conferences.
John Brandt, M.S.Ed is the Operations and Training Coordinator for Maine CITE. John has a M.S. Ed. in School Psychology and has served as a technology consultant to Maine CITE since 1999 and specializes in the area of accessibility and information technology. He has run his own consulting and web design business for more than 20 years. Brandt has also worked in the area of education and professional training for many years as the executive director of Maine ASCD and as college faculty at several colleges and universities.
Video recording of this webinar
- Apps as Assistive Technology (AT)
- Apps mentioned in the webinar
More Low Vision App Resources
- Android – What are the accessibility settings and how do I use them?
- Apple iOS for iPhone and iPad: Considerations for Users with Visual Impairments and Blindness
- iPad and iPhone Apps for Low Vision.
- Getting Started on the iPad with Low Vision – Perkins Learning
- Low Vision Accessibility Apps – accessibility.com
- Big List of Low Vision Accessibility Apps from AppleVis
- Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
- iOS Apps from Live Accessibility
- 25 Best Apps for the Visually Impaired (2020 Edition) from Everyday Sight
- Low Vision App Overview from Tech-enhanced Life
- Google Android apps round-up for people who are blind or vision impaired-
- Chicago Lighthouse’s Technology – handout – PDF
- Vision Rehabilitation Assistive Technology
- NLS – BIG List of Apps for Reading –
- Texas School for the Blind – (warning access features pop up)
- Steve Kelley Blog
- iOS Accessibility Applications
- Hadley – Instructional Videos