Are you interested in making better use of the accessibility features built into educational technology tools? We are! That is why we’ve invited Dave Marra, Senior Systems Engineer and Accessibility Specialist for Apple, to offer a free workshop at Cotting School. In true Cotting collaborative style the workshop is free, and open to educators from any public or private school, interested in joining us. A registration link appears below.
Teachers and Therapists supporting students with special needs in reaching their wide-ranging learning goals use Apple technology with students constantly. This is true for professionals who work with students at Cotting School and HOPEhouse. It is also true for the team at Cotting Consulting who support students, teachers, and administrators in public school districts throughout the state of Massachusetts. In fact, in homes, schools (and in many other settings), kids, parents, educators, therapists, and other professionals are using educational technology tools all the time. Find out how to access some well-known, and not so well-known, accessibility and assistive tech tools.
More about the Workshop:
Reaching All Learners – Apple Tools for Special Needs
Discover new ways Apple is making exciting technology available to all learners as part of its ongoing commitment to accessibility. For over 30 years, the Mac has shipped with dozens of accessibility features built in, at no additional cost, allowing it to be used right out of the box by people with disabilities. Now, with the innovative new iPad, Apple continues to set the standard by taking accessibility and learning to a whole new level. Explore the latest built-in Apple accessibility features found in every Mac and iPad to support a wide range of sensory and learning disabilities, including vision, hearing, physical/motor, speech, and language support needs.
More About Dave Marra, Workshop Presenter:
As a Senior Systems Engineer and Accessibility Specialist for Apple, Dave Marra has conducted thousands of technology presentations, keynote addresses, and workshops for schools, Mac and PC user groups, businesses, and other professional organizations across the United States and Canada. Dave also leads the Apple Accessibility Advocates group, a worldwide team inside of Apple that advocates for, and presents on, the built-in Apple accessibility features found in every Apple product for vision, hearing, motor skills, learning disabilities, speech, and language support needs.
What do Cotting School and Apple have in common? Both have teams of people who:
Are hard-working and forward-thinking
Research school pedagogy and practice to promote constant improvement
Say yes to new educational technology and are willing to try new things
Questions about the workshop on January 22, 2019? Contact Tim Richmond, Cotting Consulting.
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