Unlocking the iPad’s Potential for the Visually Impaired

Apple spotlighted a new profile from Bloomberg on its official website today that highlights the incredible work of Ed Summers, head of accessibility at international software company SAS.

According to today’s report, Summers “has made it his mission to help other visually impaired people unlock the power of the iPad.”

Summers is traveling around the United States to teach educators how to maximize the device’s built-in accessibility features in their classrooms.

Apple says that tablets are growing in popularity among educators. In particular, Summers says the iPad is “opening up a whole world” for visually impaired students.

“We’re working to make sure that students and professionals of all abilities can succeed in the classroom and the 21st-century knowledge economy,” Summers says.

To watch the video package from Bloomberg exploring the iPad’s role in education and aiding individuals with disabilities, click here.

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