2013 Closing the Gap Annual Conference

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Diving Beneath the Surface: A Closer Look at Tablets, Apps and Accessibility

Closing the Gap Annual Conference

Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Presenter: Martha E. Rust, Tools for Life

Before you finish reading this paragraph, eight more apps will be released to the public. As the economy recovers and mobile technology solutions evolve, many more schools are implementing the bring your own technology (BYOT) model to enhance educational success for their students. AT professionals are considered the experts when it comes to these devices and apps and how these solutions can assist students with disabilities. There are significant differences among the tablets and the apps that can be used on them. Participants will explore the Tools for Life AppFinder, various tablets, associated accessibility features and which apps are most helpful so that students will achieve academic success.

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