IPad sets blind students back 10 years behind their sighted peers?
I recently had a parent of a blind student make this statement to me, and school administrators in a meeting, as she protested IPad training for her son.
She was unable to provide me with any support of the statement, other than, "otherAT professionals in Idaho and Washington say so."
She refused to provide me with the other AT professionals in the region, so I have been unable to find evidence to support her claim.
I am attempting to be open minded, I recognise IOS isn't for everyone, especially every student, but I am having trouble believing the statement, and even more difficulty finding evidence to support the statement.
Any information I can gather, that might help me in my recommendation of adaptive technology for blind and visually impaired students is welcome...
I can see a HUGE discussion starting over this question *smile* but I have to ask,
Does anyone out there have evidence to support this claim? Does anyone else feel the same, why? Please explaine...