Accessibility Features Every Teacher Using Apple Products Must Know About

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In today's post we are highlighting the various accessibility features Apple products provide for its users. Not all teachers using these products are fully aware of these features depriving thus their students of important learning possibilities. As Apple itself states "the true value of a device isn't measured by how powerful it is, but by how much it empowers you". To help you tap into the full potential of Apple's assistive technology and make the best of it in your instruction, we are sharing with you these great resources from Apple explaining the numerous accessibility features built into their products. These features are organized into five main categories: featured, vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, learning and literacy. Click on each of the links below to access the resources.

1- Accessibility Features built into Mac 
"Edit a video without using a mouse or trackpad. Build a presentation without seeing the screen. Or track down important files for your next project with just your voice. Because Mac is designed for everybody to create amazing things."

2- Accessibility Features built into iPad
"Powerful assistive features are built into iPad to complement your vision, hearing, motor skills, learning, and literacy. So you can create, learn, work, play, and do pretty much anything you want to do, wherever you want to do it, more easily than ever."

3- Accessibility Features built into iPhone
"The world’s most personal device was designed for every person. So a person who’s blind can take group selfies. A person who’s deaf can call Mom from overseas. And a person who can’t move from the neck down can send text messages to friends."

4- Accessibility Features built into Watch
"Apple Watch tracks your daily activity, measures workouts, and encourages healthy routines. And because it’s built to be accessible, you can get accurate fitness tracking however you move, feel a gentle tap when it’s time for a meeting, or hear a text message read aloud."

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