While many may not see ‘Input’ as requiring Accessibility, for students having input accessible is critical to learning. We can work to ameliorate hearing, vision, and speech processing; however, the brain processing to receive input also needs to be focused on.

Activity Challenge Low Tech iPad Solution Other More
Navigating No or Low Vision Buddy Reader Guided Access Mode, Audio Descriptions, Be My Eyes App, Siri, Braille Keyboard
Output No or Low Vision Speech to Text Braille Keyboard
Reading No or Low Vision Settings > General > Accessibility > Voice Over
Reading Limited Colour Recognition Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Colour Filters
Reading Require increased size Magnifier Settings > General > Accessibility > Larger Text
Reading Cerebral Vision Impairment Screen Reader
Personalization Identifying callers and notifications Setting different ringtones and haptics

Tips for Teachers

Provide multiple avenues for input for ALL students beyond voice including text and visual cues

Top Apps for Input related challenges