Hi All - We are doing SBACs with our iPads this week and wanted to let you know of some workarounds that we've needed to use. Text to Speech: When students use "Speak Question", the voice goes very fast. There is no speed control built into the test. Workaround: Pause and close the test app. Go to Settings > Accessibility. Turn on Speak Selection, and set the speed to something comfortable (you can test in Safari or another app). I found that about 10% was a good rate. Your mileage may vary. When you are in the test, do not use the "Speak Question" option that is embedded into the test. Instead, tap/hold then highlight the text you want, and the usual iOS menu bar pops up - tap Speak. * Note that manually highlighting the text is clunkier than using the embedded Speak Question. Review this on the practice test with the student before the test to see if thiis will work. You may want to have a laptop available for students who need this accomodation if the manual highlighting is frustrating and the alternative of the fast voice is not acceptable. Free Response Text Blocks: In the text boxes where students can type free responses to questions, if the student taps out of the box and then tries to tap back in to edit their responses, the cursor messes up. It locks itself onto a screen location, and you can scroll the screen/text up and down around it. When you start typing into it, your typing may end up in an unexpected location. Workaround: plug in a keyboard with arrow keys, and use those keys to navigate inside of the text box before the student types. Have the students review their answers carefully to remove any text that ended up in the wrong location. Melissa Hayden-Raley Technology Supervisor Milton Town School District 802-893-5460 http://helpdesk.mtsd-vt.org __________________________________________________________________ CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy/delete all copies of the original message.