Apple products are designed with features to empower students of all abilities.

Apple believes every student has the right to a quality education—an education that’s creative, collaborative, engaging, and relevant. And technology can enable and allow all students, with every type of learning style, to explore and open new doors to possibilities.

Apple’s approach to accessibility is different from many other companies. Accessibility is part of the hardware, software, and operating system design process so it’s an integral element of the user experience. The breadth and depth of accessibility features have been built to address a wide array of special needs and help students who experience challenges with vision, hearing, motor skills, and learning and literacy.

Assistive Features

The iPad has many built in assistive features to support students with their vision, hearing & learning.

Some of these features are:

FaceTime – High-quality video and a fast frame rate make FaceTime ideal for people who communicate using sign language.

Dictation – Say what you want to write and your iPad converts your words (and numbers and characters) into text

Guided Access – Helps people with autism or other attention and sensory challenges stay focused on the task (or app) at hand. With Guided Access, a parent, teacher, or therapist can limit iPad to stay on one app by disabling the Home button, and limit the amount of time spent in an app.

The following page on Apple’s website covers a number of accessibility features: