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Apple to Present on Universal Design for Learning and Digital Accessibility

Representatives from Apple will offer a series of presentations to Boise State instructors and the campus community April 16-17 in the Student Union Building. “Helping ALL Students Succeed: How Apple Products Support Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning” is a special digital accessibility event featuring an exploration of Apple technologies designed to support accessibility and universal design for learning.

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

Apple begins with the idea that everyone learns differently, then designs products that support differences in learning. Every iPad, iPhone and Mac has built-in communication features that support learning.

FaceTime allows us to communicate visually, whether through sign language, gestures or facial expressions. Speak Selection helps with language development by speaking words as a student is reading. And Text to Speech can make learning easier by letting people hear what they’re reading and writing.

Who benefits from such features? Obviously, individuals with different abilities. But staff, faculty and students of all abilities can become better learners by taking advantage of these features – if they know about them.

In each of the scheduled sessions individuals will have the opportunity learn more about Apple’s approach to design and the many features incorporated into Apple products to help all students succeed. Participants will also experience hands-on exploration of these features, be able to ask questions, and gather valuable information to share with students and colleagues.

Representatives from Apple will be accompanied by instructional design consultants from the IDEA Shop and staff from the Office of Information Technology to support participants in learning.

This event is open to all levels of learners, and no previous experience with Apple technologies is necessary to participate.

For additional details and RSVP information, visit the Office of Information Technology’s website at