Accessibility Issues

Campus Technology asks, “Is Ed Tech Accessible Enough?”, which is a good question. The article seems, just a bit, like an ad for iPad. (Complete disclosure: My husband is a Mac programmer. I own an iPad. I have owned many Apple computers, phones, etc.)

The iPad, which is growing in popularity in the higher education space, is a bright spot for Lee. The fact that the product is bundled with a voice program makes it attractive for visually impaired students. “This is the first piece of mainstream technology that’s come out in a long time that’s accessible for our students,” said Lee. “Also working in the iPad’s favor is that fact that it’s not specialized technology, which often costs four to five times the price of mainstream products.”

Well, I guess if Apple has made an accessible e-reader, that’s important news.

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