[blindkid] Mac Books?
Linda.Coccovizzo at MCCKC.EDU
Tue Sep 27 19:27:37 UTC 2016
Yes. Our team leader is taking care of all of that. She and the other TVI may only be one step ahead of the girls at any given time, but the girls will be taken care of. If there is anything lacking, she will fight tooth and nail for what the girls need. Fortunately, the district thus far, has always been very willing to accommodate. I work very closely with the team as well, and we always bounce ideas off of one another. This is why I reach out to ask about others using Macs and the apps.
From: blindkid [mailto:blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Marianne Denning via blindkid
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Subject: Re: [blindkid] Mac Books?
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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