Apple iOS – Beginner

iOS is the mobile operating system for many Apple products, namely the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. These products contain many accessibility features.

This course is designed for beginners who have little or no knowledge of Apple iOS products. View a sample Apple iOS Beginner Workshop agenda.

Learn the Basics

  • Get acquainted with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
  • Customize your device with preferred settings
  • Navigate through the features and apps
  • Use accessibility features, such as:
    • Magnification/zoom
    • VoiceOver

Learn Instructional Strategies

You will receive handouts and tip sheets for teaching students who are blind or visually impaired how to use Apple iOS products.

You will be added to the MDE-LIO technology listserv after completing the workshop. As a member of the listserv, you can connect with other professionals who have completed an MDE-LIO technology workshop. Use the listserv to share ideas, ask questions, or help answer someone else's question about assistive technology. MDE-LIO also shares helpful tips on a regular basis.



Individuals working with students who are BVI, including:

  • Teachers and BVI teacher consultants
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Parents
  • College students

How Many

  • Minimum 4 participants


Ensure the minimum number of participants.

We will schedule the workshop in your area once there is interest from the minimum number of participants. Let us know if you need help to meet the minimum.

Once the workshop is scheduled, we will list it as an event and open registration to others who are interested.

  • One instructional day (7.5 hours)


  • MDE-LIO will provide all equipment


Request credits when scheduling the workshop.

  • State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)
    • A 40-day wait period is required to schedule the workshop if SCECHs are requested
  • Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREPs)


Teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school personnel: $45

Parents/family and college students: $22.50