A number of built-in accessibility features, tools, and add-ons are helping to prompt Apple's iPad into the classroom. Now, the push to get textbooks accessed through this device to get rid of all those heavy books, ah, it is happening!! With a text reader and highlighter, this will really be something worth talking about. Students learn in different ways. The iPad can provide visual, audio and tactile learning; reaching many students’ learning styles. With every new operating system, the up-dates added have included various accessibility options. It just keeps getting better and better. But... Is it the best tool out there? For AT needs, it depends. For a classroom tool, it depends. We need to look at the concerns and all of our options before we can make that decision. There are pros and cons to everything, even the iPad! It really is not the answer to everything.
Originally titled article "Computers vs. iPads in the Special Education Classroom"