Pennsylvania Department of Education

Session Dates

Thursday February 15th, 2018 3:00PM — 5:00PM

Mac and iOS Accessibility for Students with High-Incidence Disabilities

This training will provide an overview of built-in accessibility tools, Mac operating system X features, and common productivity tools that can be useful to students with high-incidence disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, learning disabilities). The program will also include discussion and demonstration of third-party tools that are available at low or no-cost to serve the same purposes. Participants will also find the information useful for incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approaches to their instruction and supports.


Participants will:

  • Identify features to aid students in the use of a keyboard and mouse to access and produce text on a computer.
  • Describe methods of modifying the OS X environment to customize the view for users as a means of reducing clutter and simplifying the interface.
  • Identify ways to employ text-to-speech to write, review, and learn from text.
  • Specify tools that can be used to provide student access to the computer, keyboard, and mouse.

Target Audience

Special educators, general educators, administrators, Occupational Therapists, Assistive Technology TaCs and specialists, parents & family members

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf, Governor


  • Webinar

Event Type

  • Webinar

Credit Type

  • Act 48 (2 hours)

Registration Contact

Paula Quinn,, 800-446-5607

Content Contact

Scott Dougherty,, 800-446-5607

Topics Covered

Assistive Technology


  • Bill Ziegler, Scott A. Dougherty, Doug Williams