Apple iOS – Intermediate

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 for individuals who have participated in our beginner workshop, and certain basic skills will not be covered. Before attending this workshop, please make sure you:

  1. Can access VoiceOver, Zoom, and the accessibility features of Apple iOS products.
  2. Can use triple-click-home and know why it's useful.
  3. Can use basic navigation gestures while Voiceover is running (examples: two finger up flick, two finger down flick, single finger double tap).
  4. Understand the differences among iOS devices.
  5. Know basic iOS terms (examples: flick, swipe, Safari) and how to access basic features such as the desktop, SpringBoard, and general settings.
  6. Know what parts of iOS are not accessible.
  7. Can pair a keyboard and Braille display to an iOS device.
  8. Know how to connect to the Internet on an iOS device.
  9. Know the two modes for typing with Voiceover and how they differ.
  10. Know how to find accessible apps for iOS devices.

Learn Intermediate-Level Skills

  • Search the web and configure email
  • Use library resources, such as iBooks, Bookshare, and Learning Ally
  • Type and edit text
  • Access PDFs
  • Use storage resources, such as iCloud and Dropbox

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.



Individuals working with students who are BVI, including:

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


  • MDE-LIO will provide all equipment


Request credits when registering for the workshop.

  • State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)
  • Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREPs)


Teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school personnel: $45

Parents/family and college students: $22.50