Monday, June 25, 2012

iOS 6: Guided Access Accessibility Feature

Apple's upcoming iOS 6 software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch will include a great accessibility feature called Guided Access. Guided Access will allow teachers and parents to control their children's device usage. For example, you will be able to lock app controls such as settings. This will ensure that children will not change settings or use distracting features. This feature will benefit people with autism. Guided Access will also allow teachers to give tests on the iPad or iPhone and ensure that the students will not be able to search for the answers or exit the test app. Guided Access will allow museums to use iPads as displays without worrying about people changing to another app.

iOS 6 will be released in the fall. To learn more about iOS 6 click here.


  1. Thanks for posting this its amazing to see how advanced the iOS platform has grown for the disabled. Great video! We will provide teaching on this when iOS 6 is released and will work to make sure as many educators know about this feature as possible.

    1. Thanks for your kind comment! iOS 6 is great for people with disabilities. When iOS 6 comes out I will be posting how-to videos along with cool tips and tricks. Be sure to check back when iOS 6 is released in the fall.

  2. I am an audiologist and am interested in the hearing aid component with iOS 6 .

    Thank you