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Talking Tech 19th May 2020

May 19, 2020

COVID19 Update Live Web Page

 

A good accessible website for keeping track of the virus spread.

 

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

 

May 21 - Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

 

Global Accessibility Awareness Day Main Page

 

https://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org

 

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (week May 18 from Microsoft UK)

 

https://info.microsoft.com/UK-DIGTRNS-CATALOG-FY20-05May-18-GlobalAccessibilityAwarenessWeek18th22ndofMay-SRDEM20483_CatalogDisplayPage.html

 

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (highlights from Apple)

 

Apple Accessibility Playlist on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIl2EzNYri0cLtSlZowttih25VnSvWITu

From using your iPhone without seeing the screen, to adapting gestures to your physical needs, discover how the accessibility features built into your Apple devices can help you do more.

 

Accessibility Shortcut Refresh in Gallery - Keep an eye on it for may 21st. 

Accessibility App Store collection highlighted. 

 

AppleCare Accessibility help line - https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201232 

Accessibility and assistive technology - (61) 1-300-365-0831

 

 Education team have been launching some great accessibility videos. 

Our Apple Professional Learning team is hosting free virtual conferences in our Apple Education Learning Series, including two sessions that specifically focus on Apple Accessibility...

 

Increase Productivity with AssistiveTouch (presented by Meg Wilson)

https://video.ibm.com/recorded/126608658

AssistiveTouch is a built-in accessibility feature that lets you adapt the iPad Multi-Touch screen to your physical needs. In this video, you’ll learn how to customize gestures and make other features accessible with just a touch from the AssistiveTouch menu. Increase productivity with new ways to search, take screenshots, and work with multiple apps. 

 

Accessibility: Improve Reading Fluency (presented by Jenny Grabiec)

https://video.ibm.com/recorded/126367548

Every iPad includes built-in assistive features that support your vision, hearing, motor skills, learning, and literacy. In this video, you’ll learn how features such as Speak Screen, Safari Reader, and Speech Controller enable reading fluency, comprehension, and composition for every learning style.

 

For the complete collection of videos in the Apple Education Learning Series, covering a wide range of topics to help educators use Apple products and their built-in features to enable remote learning for all students, please visit...

 

Apple Education Learning Series

https://video.ibm.com/apple-edu-learning-series

 

Virtual 30 Minute One-On-One Coaching Sessions

Virtual one-on-one coaching sessions with Apple Professional Learning Specialists are available for free to help educators hone their approach to online student learning and workflows. Select a date and 30 minute time slot below to register for a virtual coaching session.

https://apple.co/virtualcoaching

 

News Links to existing content: 

 

Apple Celebrates Accessibility Awareness Month with New App Collections, Education Discount, and More

https://www.imore.com/apple-celebrates-accessibility-awareness-month-new-app-collections-education-discount-and-more

Apple today is kicking off their recognition of Accessibility Awareness Month 2020 by rolling out minor yet notable accessibility-focused updates across its various properties—App Store editorial, Apple Support, and more.

 

Apple kicks off Accessibility Awareness Day early by highlighting apps and features

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/07/cnn-underscored/apple-accessibility-iphone-mac-features/index.html

Apple will celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 21 by highlighting its work to improve accessibility across its hardware, software and customer support.

 

Apple promotes accessibility tech with dedicated AppleCare team, app curation

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-promotes-accessibility-tech-with-dedicated-apple-care-team-app-curation/

In recognition of May's Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the company will be highlighting its tech to help people with disabilities.

 

Apps for Accessibility: App Store Story https://apps.apple.com/us/story/id1266441335

We’re proud to have an App Store full of tools that improve lives. Using the Accessibility features on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, these apps help with everything from routine tasks to communication and language skills.

 

Apple Accessibility Playlist on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIl2EzNYri0cLtSlZowttih25VnSvWITu

From using your iPhone without seeing the screen, to adapting gestures to your physical needs, discover how the accessibility features built into your Apple devices can help you do more.

 

 

 

Improvements to the Sound Scape app from Microsoft

 

COVID info, filtering services, and very excitingly, sharing your Markers with other Sound Scape users.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/group/enable/articles/annotating-and-sharing-markers-with-family-and-friends-through-microsoft-soundscape/

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