What you need to know
- Gallaudet University President Roberta J. Cordano spoke about their partnership with Apple.
- The president says that all of its students and faculty now have iPad Pros to facilitate remote learning.
- Cordano says that Apple has shown them "the importance of full access to technology."
Gallaudet University, who has partnered with Apple to provide educational materials as well as scholarship and job opportunities to its students, shared some more details of its partnership with the company.
Gallaudet University President Roberta J. Cordano spoke about how Apple was an obvious partner for the university, which specializes in the education of the deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing.
Cordano also talked about how their work as a university plays a critical role in bringing inclusive technology to all. The president pointed out that even Siri used to only be voice-activated before Apple put in the extra work to make it more accessible.
The president stressed the importance of its partnership with Apple, who provided iPad Pros, Apple Pencils, and Smart Keyboard Folios to students and faculty. Cordano pointed out the importance of this during the pandemic, saying that Apple and the university's efforts have ensured their students could continue to learn effectively.
Cordano also called out Apple's scholarship and jobs program with the university. Some of its students will receive scholarships to attend WWDC, Apple's yearly developer conference.
Apple and Gallaudet University originally announced their partnership back in August.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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