Monday, October 28, 2013

"Best Time in History to be Blind"

Excited. Overwhelmed. Anxious. Motivated. Stumped. These are just a few of the emotions I am feeling as I embark on this journey called “Accessibility Features”. 
These “features”, when placed in the hands of a very special population, can and will provide a future of limitless opportunities for all people with disabilities.
            Within the past few weeks, I have been thrown words referring to iOS and MacBook devises, such as Guided Access, Voice over, Switch control, Universal Access, and assistive touch, to name a few. Through the help of a new friend-who just happens to specialize in technology in the classroom, YouTube, twitter, Facebook, the Apple website and many more resources that I will share with you along the way, I will slowly, but surely discover AND master the ins and outs of Accessibility Features! Challenge Accepted.
My Go to Accessibility Feature Guru right now is Luis Perez. Watch this video to understand why he believes this is the “Best Time in History to be Blind:

Monday, October 21, 2013

About iCan2

iCan2. Say it out loud. “I. Can. Too.”  This blog is not only to encourage and promote the idea of Accessibility features and all technology in the classroom for that matter, but also to explain and highlight the “why” of Accessibility Features, from a Special Educator’s perspective.
 I have recently been introduced to this gold mine of a technology tool in “present day” Special Education. Simply stating, Accessibility features make it easier for people with disabilities to navigate the world in their own way, at their own ability, through the use of iPads, iPods and MacBook computers. The meaning behind “iCan2” gives way to the idea that people with disabilities can participate to the fullest and have access to the same opportunities and experiences as someone without a disability.
Follow my blog as I share with you resources and emotions about discovering everything technology has to offer Special Education!