Full course description
Pre-Recorded Webinar: Apple have been celebrated in the low vision and blindness community for the accessibility features built-in to their devices, and the Mac range of computers is no exception to this. In this course we will look at the accessibility features that are built into Mac computers for people with visual impairments, including magnification, text-to-speech, contrast enhancement, dictation, VoiceOver, using Siri and more! Find out how these features can be used by people with vision loss to operate their computers to their full extent, whether at work or at home.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to
- Locate the accessibility options in macOS Big Sur.
- Identify the features designed for people with vision loss.
- Understand what each vision accessibility feature does.
- Know where to find further resources.
Presenters: Luke Scriven & Cory Ballard
Luke Scriven began his career as an optician in England, before moving to Chicago in 2011 and transitioning into the assistive technology field. He completed a graduate degree in Assistive Technology and Human Services from California State University, Northridge in 2018, during which he took over management of the assistive technology program at The Chicago Lighthouse. In 2019, Luke transitioned to a position at Vision Forward, where he continues to serve people with vision loss, helping them to meet all their technology goals.
Cory Ballard has worked in the assistive technology field for over ten years. He graduated from UW Whitewater and completed the assistive technology applications certificate program from California State University, Northridge and he most recently obtained his certification as an assistive technology instructional specialist, CATIS. Cory’s personal experience with vision loss and expertise with adaptive technology enable him to provide a first-hand perspective on the tools he recommends and uses in his training. As a presenter and trainer, cory always presents information in a way that makes sense.