Top Tips for using Windows 8 with students with Special Educational Needs
- Accessibility – Voice recognition, theme changing, font and icon sizes- http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windows8/
- Touch enabled buttons and the magnifier
- Ease of access settings (high contrast, larger screen,
- Speech Recognition http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/using-speech-recognition/
- Volume control – Very important as some students may accidentally turn up the volume. This can be controlled within your sound settings and limited with software if needed.
- Brightness control
- Cleaning – If devices are to be shared it is important that they are cleaned and suitable chemicals and materials are available.
- Peripherals – Headphones, external keyboards, Bluetooth devices.
- Assistive devices – Find an more about assistive technology here http://www.microsoft.com/enable/at/matvplist.aspx
- Setting boundaries with students usage and maximising impact in a blended approach
- House Keeping – mobile devices will get full of apps and software. Remember to keep the menus as clean as possible. This is much easier…
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