Bridging Apps – free course on accessibility features on the iPad

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Bridging Apps is a very useful website on “Bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities”.  I just received their newsletter, and they are offering a free online course “Free Accessibility Features on the iPad Course on Udemy” by Sami Rahman.  Udemy is a website that offers on-line courses covering all types of topics. In order to access the Udemy on-line courses, you need to set up an account with them (no charge).  Once you have done that, you can sign up for the Bridging Apps free course.

I’ve started the course and find it makes more sense to me than the iOS 6 manual.  The course requires only a basic knowledge of the iPad or iPhone, and is easy to follow as it keeps technical jargon at a minimum.  The first part of the series describes all of the iOS accessibility features.  The second part goes into detail (screens detailing how to set up and use) 1) Voice Over 2) Assistive Touch and 3) Guided Access.  Again, its much clearer than reading the iOS manual.

When you register for the course, it explains there are 39 lectures.  Don’t let the number put you off – the lectures are very short (most are less than 2 minutes long – the longest ones are 5 – 6 minutes).  I like the way it is broken up into short sections – makes for easy use.  You can mark which lectures you have completed, and can also skip lectures if you are already familiar with that topic.

If you are interested in checking this out, the link is http://bridgingapps.org/2013/03/free-accessibility-features-on-the-ipad-course-on-udemy/

If you know of any other useful web resources on this topic, please let us know.

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