Webinar: iOS Apps & Accessibility Features for Blind and / or Low Vision Users

Program Description

iPadRecorded: November 1, 2017 – The iPad and iOS devices have incredible built-in accessibility features, right out of the box before adding any apps,that can potentially make them the most accessible device to individuals with disabilities, including those who are blind or have low vision. In addition, the robust apps available on the iPad/iPhone for accessible books and documents/ handouts (for education and work), OCR (optical character recognition), currency and object identification, braille support, magnification, navigation support, and research far surpass what you could try to use on any other device.

Many of the accessibility features and apps can replace expensive software, and often time’s people don’t even realize that they exist! In particular, students are most impressed to learn that they can do more than text and social media on their phone, and that those activities can be made easier and more accessible as well. While there are certainly accessibility features for Android and the Chromebook (which will be discussed briefly), this webinar will focus on the significant support available in iOS for iPad/ iPhone users who are blind or have low vision. Join us, bring your iPad/iPhone to follow along!


Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional, AT Consultant andfounder of AT for Education, ATforED.com, and Access4Employment.com 

Diana Petschauer, M.Ed, ATP,Diana has over 20 years of experience in Special Education & Assistive Technology, PreK-12, post-secondary & adult services. She presents and trains nationally & internationally. Diana is a faculty trainer for the Center on Technology and Disability  as well as ATinNH at the UNH Institute on Disability. Previous to her business, Diana was the AT Specialist at UNH, supporting students transitioning to higher education with assistive technology and accommodations, as well as AT services on campus. Diana started her career in public school Special Education services. Diana manages her multi-disciplinary team of consultants who travel daily throughout New England to provide AT & AAC evaluations, training (for students, staff and family), professional development workshops & webinars, consultation & accessibility services for students and adults to access education, the workplace & community.


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rev: 10/17/18