[blindkid] Mac Books?

Marianne Denning marianne at denningweb.com
Tue Sep 27 19:18:18 UTC 2016

Who will be teaching your daughters the key board commands to make
VoiceOver work on the Mac? It can be different than the iPad. You should
ask the school district what apps and websites the students will be using.
It is absolutely the responsibility of the school to make sure your
daughters have access to all of the electronic materials their peers can
access. Your TVI or technology instructor should be checking this out right
now so any issues can be ironed out in advance.

On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 3:09 PM, Linda A.Coccovizzo via blindkid <
blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Hello all. Our vision team in the girls' district has undergone some very
> positive changes in the last few months. The iPads with refreshabrailles
> are being phased out. The girls will very soon be given Mac Books. I did
> have some concerns about this, because I've heard there are issues with 3rd
> party applications being completely accessible. I am very happy though that
> a keyboard will finally be under their fingers. We have worked with them at
> home to learn to type as much as we can, so they won't be totally lost.
> They will also be using braille displays. What do you all think? Also, if
> anyone has a kiddo using the Mac for school purposes, what apps have you
> found to be useful?
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Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053

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