Apple Accessibility

Accessible education with Apple

With Apple, accessibility is built in. Its devices offer a range of intuitive features, perfect for driving inclusive education experiences. And, by delivering students tech that supports their needs, Apple can help broaden academic horizons for all learners.

  • Make learning limitless with Apple and XMA

    Bring inspiring education to every student, with innovative Apple devices, provided by XMA. As an Apple Authorised Education Specialist, XMA can help you secure the affordable Apple tech that’s right for your institution. And, with our decades of industry expertise, we’ll be able to guide you through every part of your purchase.

    Accessible Apple features


    Industry-leading screen reader, for audible or braille output (when used with compatible braille devices) of what’s happening on a student’s screen 1

    Assists with long passages of onscreen text – perfect for literature classes


    Enhances details by using the iPad camera to zoom, and Split View to make the most of screen space

    Helps students multitask – allowing them to update class notes alongside zoomed content on their screen

    Live Listen

    Amplifies volume when feature is switched on and device is moved closer to someone speaking

    Helps students hear more clearly in noisy classrooms, by sending enhanced audio straight to their wireless headphones or Made for iPhone hearing devices2


    Provides a platform for sign language, with high-quality video that captures changes in gesture and expression

    Allows learners to communicate with each other, FaceTime is installed on every Apple device

    Voice Control

    Enables intuitive vocal control of apps on iPadOS, iOS, and macOS

    Streamlines student experience simple vocal commands help them efficiently engage with their device, and dictation can assist with writing3

    Switch Control

    Offers diverse ways to navigate devices – students can use a switch, joystick, keyboard space bar or trackpad, and with Sound Actions for Switch Control, learners can use “ee” sounds, clicks and pops too

    Empowers students by allowing them to engage with their devices their way

    Safari Reader

    Cuts down online clutter by removing unnecessary buttons, ads and navigation bars

    Removes distractions for improved focus when browsing

    Speak Screen

    Reads content aloud from a variety of sources including books, newspapers, web pages and email

    Aids comprehension for learners who find it easier to hear what they’re reading

  • Loveable. Drawable. Magical in the classroom.

    Colourfully reimagined and more capable than ever. With the powerful A14 Bionic chip, educators can help students do everything from sketching ideas to learning to code. Students can get excited about capturing vivid detail in photos and videos for their projects. And lessons come alive on the immersive 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display.4 iPad is designed for all the ways students love to learn.

    Get started with accessible Apple

    Explore our videos to see detailed demonstrations of Apple accessibility features. These targeted videos each focus on a different area, helping you to get up to speed with the inclusive powers of your devices.

    1 Supports Arabic (World), Basque, Bangla (India), Bhojpuri (India), Bulgarian, Cantonese (Hong Kong), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), English (Australia, India, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, UK, US), Farsi, Finnish, French (Belgium, Canada, France), Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Malay, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Sichuan), Marathi, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Shanghainese (China mainland), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Argentina), Spanish (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Spain), Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Valencian and Vietnamese. 2 Live Listen requires compatible Made for iPhone hearing devices and supports iPhone 4s or later, iPad Pro, iPad (4th generation or later), iPad Air or later and iPad mini or later. To use Live Listen with AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max or Powerbeats Pro, the iOS or iPadOS device requires iOS 14.3 or later, or iPadOS 14.3 or later. 3 Voice Control spelling mode is available when users have their system language set to English (US). 4 The display has rounded corners. When measured diagonally as a rectangle, the iPad 10.9-inch screen is 10.9-inches. Actual viewable area is less. Accessories sold separately and subject to availability. Compatibility varies by generation. Apps are available on the App Store. Title availability is subject to change. Third-party software sold separately.