Mac OS X

Free and low-cost screen reader use increases according to survey

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WebAIM has released the results from its third screen reader user survey conducted in December 2010.

The latest survey, with 1245 valid responses, was a follow-up to the original WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey of January 2009 and the follow-up survey from October 2009.

The survey showed that the usage of free and low-cost screen readers such as NVDA and VoiceOver has increased significantly since the last survey.

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Apple hosts free accessibility webinars for teachers

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Apple is hosting a free series of on-demand webinars which demonstrate how Mac computers and Apple devices can be used to enrich engagement with students of all abilities. These webinars will be available to teachers until 1 April.

The increasing use of digital technology in the classroom has led to a greater need for teachers to address the particular access needs of students. Apple continues to improve the accessibility of its products, providing a number of in-built features that can improve learning for students with sensory impairment and particular literacy and learning needs.

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Apple OS X, also known as Mac OS X, is Apple’s operating system for Mac desktop and laptop computers produced by Apple. There are a number of built-in accessibility features that come standard with recent versions of OS X which improve access for people who are blind, vision impaired, Deaf or hearing impaired, or with physical or motor impairment.

The built-in accessibility features include:

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