• "Guided Access" adds tools for low-vision, blind and other special needs learners to iPad and iPhone.

    Here are some highlights:

    • "Guided Access" allows for the lockdown of an iOS 6 device to limit its use to a single app.

    • [This is] especially useful to students with disabilities such as autism, since it can help them remain on task and focused on the current content.

    • Students won’t be able to go outside of the high-stakes online testing environment [during assessment]

    • VoiceOver, a screen reader for blind and low-vision users…[will be integrated with MAPS, ASSISTIVE TOUCH and a SCREEN MAGNIFIER]

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