Apple released a series of videos showcasing how individuals with a variety of disabilities have integrated Apple devices and apps with accessibility features into their daily activities.
Teachers, encourage YOUR students to create their own simple video of how they use technology - both inside and outside the classroom. This is a great self-advocacy assignment for the end of the school year or over the summer. Encourage your student to:
- Share favorite hobbies
- Demonstrate favorite tech and apps
- Demonstrate the accessibility features used to access the device (magnification, screen readers, visual settings, etc.)
- Share how he/she completes assignments using his/her technology
- Consider sharing about his/her eye condition
Consider posting these student videos on Paths to Technology! (Need help? Leave a comment in the Comment Section below!)
Patrick is a DJ and producer with a passion for music and excellent food. With VoiceOver, he has the freedom to express himself in his home studio with Logic Pro X and in the kitchen with TapTapSee.
Andrea is a nursing student and advocate for the disabled community. She uses Apple Watch to record wheelchair-specific workouts and share her victories with friends.
Todd is the CEO of a technology consulting company and a prominent member of the quadriplegic community. With Siri, Switch Control, and the Home app, he can open his front door, adjust the lights in his house, and queue up a party playlist.
Ian is an outdoor and birding enthusiast. With Siri on iPhone, he can play a bird call or chat with a friend via FaceTime, and with Switch Control he is able to capture the perfect waterfall photo.