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See how Emma and her school have successfully integrated the Accessibility features within Apple iOS which facilitate inclusion, in an easy and meaningful way. To highlight how they use technology, you will be introduced to ‘Evie’, a pupil at Dodderhill who finds using the iOS tools instrumental to her learning and progress.

Emma Faulkner, England

Apple Teacher, Head of Computer Science & Digital Learning at RGS Dodderhill

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Every child has an equal right to quality basic education as guaranteed in the South African Constitution. Explore how to use iPad’s built in Accessibility features to ensure these rights are enforced in school. This session will show you how to use accessibility features on iPad to replace the need for a scribe, reader, magnifier and screen reader for students.  

Chelsea Williamson, South Africa

Apple Teacher

Inclusion & Accessibility Specialist, iStore Education & iSchoolAfrica

Learn how to foster independence and build student confidence using free apps available on iPad. This session will share tips, tricks and practical ways to develop an accessible learning environment.  Feature examples include keyboard shortcuts, harnessing the power of Siri and Keynote live. 

Paul Tullock, United Kingdom

Apple Distinguished Educator & Apple Professional Learning Specialist

Professional Development Consultant at Jigsaw24

Harness the power of the built-in free Shortcuts app to make your classroom inclusive. The Shortcuts app allows teachers and students to use Accessibility features with ease and speed.  Learn how you and your students can use this tool to perform complicated tasks in one easy step. This session demonstrates how the Shortcuts app streamlines Accessibility in the most practical way. 

Bradley Davies, Germany

Apple Teacher

Head of Primary Educational Technology at Kaemmer International

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Join Brigitte as she shares her journey in using the iPad for homeschooling her non-verbal daughter. Brigitte was  against screen time until she began exploring how the iPad can help with communication, visual movement and auditory feedback. This session will show you how to begin your Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) journey as well as some practical tips on effective strategies for inclusive education at home, in the classroom and in therapy.

Brigitte Harms, South Africa

Executive Director of Phelan McDermid Syndrome South Africa.

A parent homeschooling her non-verbal daughter with multiple accessibility needs.

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Every child has an equal right to quality basic education as guaranteed in the South African Constitution. Explore how to use Mac’s built in Accessibility features to ensure these rights are enforced in school. This session will show you how to use accessibility features on Mac to replace the need for a scribe, reader, magnifier and screen reader for students.

Chelsea Williamson, South Africa

Apple Teacher

Inclusion & Accessibility Specialist, iStore Education & iSchoolAfrica

Discover how iPad Accessibility features are not only for learners with barriers to learning. Learn best practice approaches on how you can utilise these features in your classroom, for all students to encourage them to, not only read, but to read independently. 

Nicole O’Connor, Ireland

Apple Distinguished Educator

Primary 3 Teacher and Using ICT Coordinator at St Comgall’s Primary

The biggest challenge in the inclusive classroom can be catering for the multiple needs of our students. Learn how to utilise Schoolwork, a powerful iPad app, to easily assign relevant tasks to each student. Schoolwork helps you keep track of how everyone is doing, so you can tailor your teaching to the needs of each student. 

Lyndsey Balfe, Ireland

Apple Distinguished Educator

Digital Lead Educator, Swords Community College

Everyone Can Code. By harnessing free resources and tools, we can make coding and app development available to all students. This session will explore curricula, and best practice on how to bring coding skills to your classroom.

Demi Swart, South Africa

Apple Teacher

iStore Education EdTech Coach

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Kevin was born in Hantsport, Nova Scotia Canada and at the age of 15 suffered a spinal cordage or leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Through perseverance and great community support, Kevin continued his educational journey at St. Mary’s University graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2000.

Kevin is very passionate about disability awareness and showcases some of his adventures with his spouse Dee on their social media platform @accessibleadventurers.

Technology has played a huge role in Kevin’s independence since his injury. In 2015, Kevin was introduced to the accessibility features of the iPhone and iPad specifically switch control. Nearly 6 years later, Kevin is an avid user and would love to share his experiences about how Apple products have empowered him in so many ways!

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