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Using iPad Accessibility Features with Showbie

Use these iPad accessibility features with Showbie to support learning needs.

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Written by Carlina Drescher
Updated over a week ago

You can make Showbie even more accessible for students, all while using their iPads!

Here are a few helpful iPad accessibility features you can use within the Showbie app to support many diverse learning needs.

The following charts provide a brief description and how-to for iPad specific accessibility features, based on above 3 categories. To learn about the other ways Showbie can support accessible learning needs, check it out here!

Accessibility Features for Visual Needs:

1. Change Screen Colors

Tap iPad Settings > Accessibility> Display & Text Size. Select one of the following:

  • Smart Invert: Reverses colors everywhere in the Showbie app, except images.

  • Classic Invert: Reverses all colors within the Showbie app.

2.Spoken Content

Tap iPad Settings> Accessibility>Spoken Content.

  • iPad's Spoken Content feature allows for selected written word to be read-aloud.

  • Choose from various options for how you would like your Showbie content to be read-aloud.

In depth info can be found here.

3.Text Size

Tap iPad

Settings > Display & Brightness > Text Size. Slide the bar to the desired text size to be displayed.

  • This will alter all text on your iPad, including Showbie content.

4.Dim the Brightness or Use Dark-Mode

Tap iPad Settings > Display & Brightness > Brightness.

  • Slide brightness bar to the desired screen brightness level.

Alternatively, Tap iPad

Settings > Display &

Brightness > Appearance

  • Select "Dark." This sets iPad and the Showbie app to Dark-mode.


Tap iPad Settings> Accessibility> Zoom> & Slide 'ON'.

  • This magnifies the entire iPad screen. You can also select the "Maximum zoom level" at the bottom of the Zoom screen.


Tap iPad Settings > General > Keyboard > Enable Dictation 'ON'.

  • This allows you to complete written work in your Showbie app by simply speaking!

  • You can also add languages here depending on your preference.

Accessibility Features for Hearing Needs:


Go to iPad Settings > Accessibility > AirPods. Select your AirPods.

  • Airpods are a great accessory for those with mild to moderate hearing loss and can be used within Showbie.

  • To customize your audio, tap Audio Accessibility Settings.

2. Balance the audio

Go to iPad Settings > Accessibility > Audio & Visual.

Adjust any of the following:

  • Mono Audio: Turn on to to balance sound content.

  • Balance: Drag the Stereo Balance slider to preferred sound location.

Accessibility Feature for Cognitive Needs:

Guided Access

Go to iPad Settings > Accessibility, turn ON Guided Access.

  • Tap Passcode Settings, then tap Set Guided Access Passcode. Enter a passcode, then re-enter it. Note: You can also turn on Face ID or Touch ID as a way to end a Guided Access session.

  • This iPad feature helps students stay focused on their assignments by temporarily restricting access outside of the Showbie app- You as the teacher can control which app features are available (volume, keyboard, etc..)

You can learn more about how to enable & disable this feature here!

Please reach out to Support at if you have further questions about using the iPad to support accessible learning!

Further details of all iPad Accessibility Features listed above can be found in the Apple iPad User guide here.

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