Appsolutely Engaging and Educational - Part Using iPad Apps with Children with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities - A Web-based, Self-Guided Tutorial Eric Jerman from Perkins School for the Blind
EyeSight by SightTech was developed to be the most intuitive magnification and color enhancement tool in iOS history. Designed specifically to assist low vision users, this new app allows anyone to magnify any printed material up to 12X, simply by using a few hand gestures with their iOS 5 device. Plus, users can toggle through 6 distinct color-contrast combinations to suit their individal preferences and visual enhancement needs.
This downloadable PDF, by Occupational Therapist Donna Shaman, explains what CVI is in very easy to follow terms and develops a program that teachers and therapists can use to best teach students with CVI. The team-centered strategy that Donna encourages works best with family involvement too, so this can be a great way for parents to approach their school districts if they feel their child needs more structure in class.
APH — American Printing House for the Blind: The world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.
Can we really use iPad apps to facilitate learning in children with low vision and other visual impairments? Can blind kids really play with apps? The answer is a resounding YES! (Image: ipad with a number of app icons floating into space)