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Changing Double Tap Speed in iOS 9.1

New iOS 9.1 accessibility feature that enables a user to adjust the speed of the double tap gesture.
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Scanning a Print Document and Filling Out on the iPad: Video

Demonstration of using Scanner Pro and Adobe Fill and Sign apps on the iPad.
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How to Slow Down the Double Tap Speed on iOS 9.1 Devices

Have a slow double tap? Here is information about how you can change the speed setting!
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2015 Golden Apple Awards

Golden Apple Awards 2015
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Overview of El Capitan (Mac) Accessibility Updates

Stay current on El Capitan software updates!
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Introducing ChromeVox: User Guide and Interactive Tutorial

Introducing ChromeVox: a screen reader created by Google.
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Windows 10 and JAWS: Basic Demo Video

Video demonstration of using Windows 10 and JAWS.
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Word Tricks: Email directly from Office and Math Equations in Word

Simple tricks when using JAWS and Word: sending emails directly from Office and creating/answering math equations in a Word document.
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Using VoiceOver Gestures and Key Commands on the Mac Video

Video that demonstrates basic VoiceOver gestures on the Mac's trackpad and basic navigational VoiceOver keyboard commands.
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New VoiceOver updates in OS X Yosemite (Mac)

Using new VoiceOver accessibility updates on OS X Yosemite: iBooks Accessibility, arrow navigation commands and improved Alex voice.
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Assessments: How the US and Other Countries Compare Video

Comparing how US and other countries education systems.

When Are You Brown?

Accessible iBook that describes the color Brown to students who are blind.
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Drew: Zoom Feature on the iPad Video

Video of a student demonstrating the Zoom feature on the iPad.
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Getting Started on the Mac for Users with Low Vision

An intro to using Mac for users with low vision.
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Lessons for Beginners Using Screen Readers

This post demonstrates how to introduce a young student to using a screen reader through several fun, simple activities.
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10 More Tips for Braille Display Users of iDevices

Want to be more efficient with your braille display?
Finger reading braille characters on a braille display.

iDevice Primer: Braille Devices

Facts about using braille device with Apple products.
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Samantha: Self-Advocating Transition to Middle School Video

Video demonstrating student's eye condition, educational needs and personality as student transitions to middle school.
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Exploring Braille with Madilyn and Ruff: iOS app

Information about an iOS emerging braille app and how to implement this app with a preschooler.
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Duke Partners Launches Autism Research App

Autism research app launched.