[blindkid] Elementary School iPad Experience
icdx at earthlink.net
Sun Jan 27 02:48:27 UTC 2013
In our district iPads are being phased-in in the elementary schools (each
grade shares now)
Every student in Middle school currently is issued an iPad.
iPads are being phased-in at the high school, but next year all the
current 8th graders will be starting their high school year with iPads.
On 1/26/13 4:46 PM, "Penny Duffy" <pennyduffy at gmail.com> wrote:
>wow look pretty questions lol.
>I will try and answer each one.
>Is she in a public or private school?
>Abby is in pubic school
>Are iPads used in all the grades?
>The iPad are brand new they are in the three new school the district
>openend in August. (so the two other elementary schools don't have ipad
>for every single student) The iPads replaced teh computer labs.
>How does she interface with the iPad (visually, via VoiceOver & hand
>commands, or via a braille display device or BrailleNote?
>All of the above. (we she doesn't have a braillenote) LOL Abby has some
>remaining vision so she can see some things on the iPAD and the screen is
>great to bring really close to your face and the screen is pretty school.
>She can't read text and uses a braille display.
>What kind of training did she & you get?
>none lol I am not kidding. Abby and I have been playing with a braille
>display with her at home ipad and she knows some things and we shared with
>the school what we knew. Her TVI has reached out the other sources since
>and is learning more.
>Can she take it home?
>She can't take the school iPad home. I am sure if she didn't have a home
>one they would have purchased a home iPad for her. She brings the braille
>display back and for from school and home.
>How is she & the other kids using it?
>The are using it for different programs. Different classes are using it
>for different things. They use it for educational games (non
>are accessible and she uses her vision which doesn't really work that good
>but she likes to have the option to play them ) she has started to use it
>for writing a story with her TVI and is doing a great job with that. Her
>class is using an app call Raz-Kids Its a reading app. Again not
>accessible. I didnt' make a big deal of it because she really needs
>practice with paper books and her two handed reading.
>I think it would be enlightening & very interesting for many of us if you
>could share more on your daughter's iPad experience.
>Abby likes having the ipad because its such a great product for a blind
>student BUT she is frustrated with the inaccessible programs. I am very
>concerned about iPad use.. I head our school board improved replacing the
>Algebra 1 text books with iPads in the high school.
>My Blog - visionfora.blogspot.com
>On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM, DrV <icdx at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Hi Penny,
>> I changed the thread title.
>> You mentioned that your daughter is in 3rd grade and that all the
>> in the school have iPads.
>> Is she in a public or private school?
>> Are iPads used in all the grades?
>> How does she interface with the iPad (visually, via VoiceOver & hand
>> commands, or via a braille display device or BrailleNote?
>> What kind of training did she & you get?
>> Can she take it home?
>> How is she & the other kids using it?
>> I think it would be enlightening & very interesting for many of us if
>> could share more on your daughter's iPad experience.
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