The Intersections of therapy, technology with an emphasis on AAC, education and other random stuff..
Friday, January 18, 2013
Apple Kool-Aide. Yes, I drank it.
Yes, yes, I know, and I've acknowledged this before, I drank the Apple Kool-aide. I am a huge fan of their products and no I don't get any money from them to say so.
But seriously, check out this page from Apple. The page explains the dozens of assistive technology accessibility features which come pre-installed on Macs. Many of which you won’t find in other operating systems at any price. There is also a good explanation of the universal access features for iPhone, iPad, and iPod, Apple is taking these technologies to a new level.Mac computers and iDevices include quality text-to-speech, word completion, spelling and grammar check. The built in voice over is a powerful screen reader which can help folks with visual impairment navigate their computer. Also built into the computers is Refreshable Braille Display Support, and Screen Magnification.
There is more detailed on the link above. These functions are very powerful, and having them pre-engineerred into the operating system really helps them run seamlessly.
Posted by Tek-Ninja at 11:49 AM
Labels: Apple, Assistive Technology, Education, iDevice, iPad, iPhone, iTouch, Learning Disability, Special Needs, Technology
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