iPad loan from Library for the Blind lightens educational load for visually impaired south Moore student
OKLAHOMA CITY – Any high school student would rather use an iPad in class instead of a regular, old textbook. For Southmoore junior Katie Loman, who has a visual disability, a 1.45 pound iPad not only customizes print size, it liberates her from juggling more than 60 pounds of text books.
Students with visual impairments generally use three large print books for each standard print book. Braille students use seven to ten volumes.
Loman, age 17, is crazy about her iPad. It’s on loan from the Accessible Instructional Material Center at the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.