Are you working with a low vision student and want to know more about how a low vision student can successfully integrate technology into his/her classroom? Mainstream technology now includes many low vision accessibility options and students with low vision are successfully using these new tools in the classroom. Many students who previously rejected the bulky CCTVs and other "blind" tools, are embracing the mainstream devices with built-in or third party accessibility options. Where can you learn more about accessibility options, apps, and tools for low vision students? Check out these Paths to Technology posts - especially the recently-added Getting Started with Screen Magnification post! The Getting Started tab on the Paths to Technology Home page includes posts that explain the various low vision options on a specific device and how to teach these options. Some of these posts also discuss available low vision apps that are regularly used on that device in the classroom.
- iPad with Low Vision (accessibility settings, features & apps)
- Mac with Low Vision (accessibility settings and Zoom)
- Magnification Settings in ChromeBook
- Screen Magnification (Windows and Mac computers)
The Paths to Technology Curriculum page has teaching Curriculums with step-by-step instruction and activities along with Quick Reference Guides and Checklists/Assessments.
- Intro to iPad Accessibility Features for Blind and Low Vision Students (Chapter 1 Settings and Chapter 2 Low Vision)
- Magnification Curriculum (Zoom to Success, Basic Screen Magnification Instruction and more!)
- Apps that Help Students with Low Vision in the Classroom
- How to Set up an Android Tablet for the Visually Impaired
- Scanning a Print Document and Filling Out on the iPad: Video
- Join.Me a Screen Sharing iPad App
- SAS Gloss: an Annotation App
- Why I Prefer My Schoolwork Digitally
Note: Paths to Technology has additional posts related to low vision and new posts are being added daily!