Archive for March, 2011
Short article from Tech & Learning Magazine recommending some applications for the iPad.
Personally, I’ve impressed with Proloquo2Go for my sister who has CP and has communication difficulties. The other programs that are worth a look are InClass, Notes Plus, and Dragon Dictation.
An visionary perspective from a CIO’s point of view. In education, I believe we need to prepare our students to be employable by utilizing this technology– and now is the time to do so ahead of the curve…
“Though the changes in the hardware are, in effect, minor revisions to the original, they make a big difference in how easy it is to hold and use the iPad 2 for an extended period of time. Add in the overall build quality, and what you have is a highly appealing piece of technology that easily outshines the competition in terms of physical design and appearance.”
- According to research, nothing has been pulled in regards to iOS accessibility. All the features are still there (VoiceOver, Zoom, Large Text, White on Black, Mono Audio, Speak Auto-text and Triple-click Home).
- The two main things that were added with applicability to Accessibility were FaceTime and PhotoBooth.
- FaceTime not only because of the possibility of a basic ASL conversation, but also to allow both blind and deaf users the ability to FaceTime in someone at a distance to help them out with things they need.
- PhotoBooth on the Mac has been a really interesting tool with Autism and other LD and behavioral disabilities.
1) Go to Settings –> General –> Bluetooth
2) Toggle Bluetooth to ON
3) Make sure your keyboard is powered on. It should pop up as “Not Connected”
4) Hit Connect on the iPad 2.
5) The devices will pair and you should get a prompt that asks you to type out the sequence of letters and numbers onscreen. Type those in as shown.
You should now by able to type on your iPad using your wireless keyboard.