iPad Accessibility Features Course – Lesson 1 – Introduction

This is an excerpt video of the Udemy Course Accessibility Features of iOS for the iPad and iPhone. The course is available online for free at:


This course will cover the all of the iOS accessibility features up to iOS 6 for both the iPhone and iPad. The course with go in depth into 3 key accessibility features; VoiceOver, AssistiveTouch and GuidedAccess

Accessibility Features of iOS for the iPad and iPhone

Welcome to the course “Accessibility Features on the iPad.” My name is Sami Rahman. I’m the author of “Getting Started: iPads for Special Needs.” I am also the co-founder of an online community called bridgingapps.org.

We’re a community of parents, teachers, therapists, doctors, and people with disabilities who are trying to exchange information around using mobile device technology like the iPad and Android tablet, as well as the iPhone and the Android cellphone with those with disabilities.

I also am the parent of a little boy named Noah who is going to turn five here very shortly. Noah has both cerebral palsy and autism. Two years ago, almost three years ago now, we got him an iPad, and his world changed and our world changed. The basis for all of this is how we can help other people have that same change with their users.

In this course, I’m going to assume a couple things. First thing I’m going to assume is that you’re not a therapist or a teacher. You may be those things as well, but I’m going to assume that you’re not a professional when it comes to assistive technology.

I’m going to also assume that you’re not a professional when it comes to technology in general. I’m going to use everyday words to describe the features on the iPad. All right. With that, let’s get started, and thank you very much.

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