PD-TECH-950A "I Can Make My Computer Talk to Me!? And other Built-in Apple Accessibility Tools"
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 8:30-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 8:30-12:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 8:30-12:30 p.m.
The LPS Professional Development Committee is proud to offer this course for the Summer 2012 semester that was created, designed, and will be taught by an LPS staff member.
This course is designed to introduce teachers to the many accessibility features available within teh Mac computer and iOS devices. This course will also cover how to match accessibility features to students within various disability categories. Among the topics that will be covered in the course are:
About the Presenter:
- Accessibility built-in to the Mac computer within System Preferences
- Accessibility created by customizing the Mac interface
- Accessibility built-in to Mac applications and Mac compatible applications
- Matching accessibility features to specific special education students
- Accessibility built-in to iOS devices
- Using iOS devices as assistive technology
Rachel Kuberry is currently the Assistive Technology Specialist for the district. In this position, she trains staff on assistive technology implementation, assesses students' needs to determine appropriate assistive technology tools, and manages district-wide assistive technology resources. Rachel has worked for Lexington since 2009. Prior to this position, she worked as an intensive special education teacher.
Who May Enroll: Grade K-12 Teachers, both general education and special education, who work with students with moderate to severe special needs.
Instructor: Rachel Kuberry, Assistive Technology Specialist, Lexington Public Schools
PD Credits: PDPs/Optional 1 Graduate Credit offered for purchase through Worcester State University ($100 fee)