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Thursday February 15th, 2018 3:00PM — 5:00PM
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Mac and iOS Accessibility for Students with High-Incidence Disabilities


Event Type: Webinar Webinar

Credit Type: Act 48 Clock Hour (2 hours)

Registration Contact: Paula Quinn, pquinn@pattan.net, 800-446-5607

Content Contact: Scott Dougherty, sdougherty@pattan.net, 800-446-5607


This training will provide an overview of built-in accessibility tools, Mac operating system X features, and common productivity tools that can be useful to students with high-incidence disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, learning disabilities). The program will also include discussion and demonstration of third-party tools that are available at low or no-cost to serve the same purposes. Participants will also find the information useful for incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approaches to their instruction and supports.


Participants will:

  • Identify features to aid students in the use of a keyboard and mouse to access and produce text on a computer.
  • Describe methods of modifying the OS X environment to customize the view for users as a means of reducing clutter and simplifying the interface.
  • Identify ways to employ text-to-speech to write, review, and learn from text.
  • Specify tools that can be used to provide student access to the computer, keyboard, and mouse.

Target Audience

Special educators, general educators, administrators, Occupational Therapists, Assistive Technology TaCs and specialists, parents & family members

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Assistive Technology


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  • Bill Ziegler, Scott A. Dougherty, Doug Williams


Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this training. Contact: Paula Quinn, at 800-446-5607, or pquinn@pattan.net