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Accessibility Across the Apps

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom IV

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Leslie Fisher is an Internationally recognized presenter specializing in current and emerging solutions, technologies, and trends in K-12 education. 2023 marks Leslie’s 26th year educating oodles of educators every year. Leslie considers it an honor to have worked with educators for so long and tries not to focus on the fact it also means she is getting older. She also wants to make sure any educator or person that supported educators in 2020, 2021 and beyond is freakishly awesome and quite appreciated.

Session description

Get an overview of some of the handiest accessibility features in a variety of operating systems, devices and solutions. Many of them are waiting for you right now without any need to install anything additional. Focus will be on accessibility solutions for vision, hearing, language translation and if time allows, visual.

Purpose & objective

Accessibility can encompass so many things and so many people. While some accessibility solutions are stand-alone there are many applications and operating systems available today that already have advanced accessibility solutions built in and waiting to be deployed.

There is absolutely no way we can go over all of the accessibility solutions available, so my plan is to show you what is available now on a multitude of OS's including Mac, Windows, iOS and Google. I also plan to show you some lesser known accessibility features from some of my favorite apps such as Book Creator, Microsoft Lens, Magnify and a host of others time allowing

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iOS Accessibility

iOS App Accessibility

Google / Chrome Accessibility

Windows Accessibility

Accessibility available in some of my favorite solutions

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Supporting research

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Session specifications

Equity and inclusion
Grade level:
Skill level:
Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Attendee devices:
Devices not needed
Subject area:
Special education, Not applicable
ISTE Standards:
For Coaches:
Change Agent
  • Facilitate equitable use of digital learning tools and content that meet the needs of each learner.
For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources and diagnose and troubleshoot technology issues.