What is Accessible Education? Equality vs Equity in Inclusive Learning

ViewSonic Education

Equality vs equity: which one is more important in achieving accessible education? Educators and academic institutions already know this and aspire to provide s tudents with access to the best possible high-quality education regardless of their background and characteristics.

Beyond connectivity: using technology to support learner equity and access

Hapara

Internet connectivity is a big deal for learner equity and access. To help the country close this digital divide, a goal of meeting or exceeding internet access at speeds of at least one megabit per second (Mbps) per student was set by the FCC.

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20 tools for a more accessible classroom

Ditch That Textbook

ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. Luckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive readerA one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students.

Tech Tip #97: Speed up MSO with Quick Access Toolbar

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: Speed up MSO with Quick Access Toolbar. Earlier versions don’t include the Quick Access toolbar. Select those you want on the Quick Access toolbar.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

What is Digital Accessibility? (And Why It’s Crucial at Schools)

ViewSonic Education

What is digital accessibility – this simple question is, actually, fundamental in the technologically advanced era we’re in. What is digital accessibility, and why is it so crucial in schools and other academic environments? What is Digital Accessibility? .

8 Great Chrome Accessibility Extensions for Students

Educators Technology

In this post, I am sharing with you 8 great Chrome accessibility extensions to use with students in class. The purpose is to enhance digital equity and make learning accessible to all students. Accessibility tools Chrome extensions

Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. Research suggests that when technology is effectively used in schools, access may help to bridge educational and social gaps (Warschauer & Matuchniak, 2010; Eccles, 2009; National Science Foundation, 2017). If you would like to see foundry10’s full findings, check out their ed tech access report and their website.

How to maintain secure access and data privacy

eSchool News

Cybersecurity is a priority concern for most people accessing the internet. Unfortunately, students aren’t thinking about cyberattacks when they access sites for curriculum, research, and entertainment from their 1:1 devices–devices that are now so prevalent since the pandemic.

Riverside Insights Wins Excellence in Equity Award for Accessibility Features

eSchool News

Riverside Insights ®, a leading developer of research-based assessments and analytics, today announced that it won Best Accessibility Solution in the inaugural Excellence in Equity Awards program presented by the American Consortium for Equity in Education. ITASCA, Ill.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today. Districts such as Lindsay Unified in California have worked with their local community and government officials to offer free access for families. EveryoneOn.org is a non-profit that works to support families in obtaining access at home.

How to focus on classroom accessibility

eSchool News

Do you need to evaluate your district’s classroom accessibility? Classroom Innovations COVID-19 Update Featured on eSchool News Special Needs Video accessibility benefits classroom design district Education educators eSchool News IT learning

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

Equity of Access

SETDA Says

The post Equity of Access appeared first on Leadership, Technology, Innovation, Learning | SETDA. Digital Content Digital Learning Equity of Access

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more. Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Classroom Environment Is the classroom bursting with patterned borders on the bulletin boards and bright colorful posters/word walls/anchor charts? accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

Best Apps to Remotely Access your PC from iPad or Mobile Device

Educators Technology

The purpose of this post is to share with you this collection of apps that enable you to remotely access your computer and view your files and installed applications as if you were sitting down next to it. Splashtop Splashtop is another good app that helps you remotely access your PC.

Capstone Interactive eBook Platform Relaunches With Enhanced Accessibility for Children

eSchool News

rated, ensuring Capstone Interactive is accessible to children with vision, cognitive, physical, and hearing disabilities. Educators can also easily share a direct link to an eBook, allowing students access with a single click. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.

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How Our Micro-credential Audit Supports Equitable and Accessible Professional Development

Digital Promise

To support educators in accessing quality and relevant professional learning tools at the beginning of the pandemic, we curated a list of micro-credentials that could be earned with a remote or hybrid classroom. We believe that high quality must also mean accessible and equitable.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

Best Open Access Journals and Scholarly Articles for Research Students

Educators Technology

Unfortunately, a sizeable portion of this academic scholarship is locked behind paywalls thus restricting its access to those who can afford to pay. Elsevier offers overs 600 fully open access journals where researchers can publish or access peer-review articles.

Accessible Websites: Best Practices for Educators

techlearning

Creating accessible websites allows educators to connect with students, parents, families, and the widest possible audience

Kids’ access to recess varies greatly

The Hechinger Report

The post Kids’ access to recess varies greatly appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Editor’s note: This story was a special edition of the Early Childhood newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about early learning.

Take a Flipgrid 5: Accessibility Done Quick

CUE

In our ongoing series to make differentiation more “bite-sized,” I thought I would take a moment to briefly describe one of my latest attempts in my classroom to make learning more accessible. The post Take a Flipgrid 5: Accessibility Done Quick appeared first on CUE, Inc.

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

Podcast: Access and Engaging the Student

EdNews Daily

The post Podcast: Access and Engaging the Student first appeared on EdNews Daily. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s EduJedi Podcast, Host LeiLani Cauthen speaks with Dr. Lance Ford, Chief Technology Officer from Howe County Schools in Oklahoma.

Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript

CUE

The post Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript appeared first on CUE, Inc. Inspire accessibility apps DEI podcasting UDL

A holistic approach to security: Trusted Access

Jamf on EdTech

Because these are all from the same vendor, powered by the same platform, and designed to work together, we can achieve an amazing outcome: Trusted Access Jamf is uniquely positioned by offering solutions for device management, identity integration workflows and endpoint security.

Can the ‘Netflix For Textbooks’ Model Actually Improve Access?

Edsurge

per month for one access to one digital textbook or $14.99 per month to access all of the more than 1,500 titles on the company’s platform, with each plan requiring a four-month minimum. Users also get access to audiobook versions of their texts?available

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Students can access learning materials outside of school. One of the most straightforward ways that technology contributes to equity in schools is ensuring that every student has access to learning materials, even outside of the classroom. Providing access to technology is important but not a complete solution when it comes to getting rid of systemic disparities caused by issues like income inequality, geographic isolation, or discrimination.

Creating more accessible classrooms in 3, 2, 1…

eSchool News

Do you need to evaluate your district’s classroom accessibility? District Management Featured on eSchool News Special Needs Teaching & Learning Video accessibility benefits classroom classrooms design district Education educators eSchool News learning

How Accessible, High-Quality STEM Programming Benefits All Students

edWeb.net

In the edLeader Panel, “ Choosing Equitable, High-Quality STEM Curricula and the Impact It Can Have ,” district- and state-level STEM leaders discussed how to create inclusive and accessible schoolwide STEM programs that benefit all students.

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Free access to assistive technology products

eSchool News

If you or your students are suddenly at home with no access to your AT software, Freedom Scientific has you covered. Your health and safety are just as important to us as accessibility.

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.

Achieving Accessibility for All of Our Learners

MiddleWeb

We have to make it accessible to each and every one, including English learners. Specialist Valentina Gonzalez offers ways to identify obstacles to accessibility and create paths to learning in every subject. Accessibility The Unstoppable ELL Teacher accessibility accommodations content areas English learners expectations modeling practice time Unstoppable ELL Teacher Valentina GonzalezSimply making content available to students is not enough.

OPINION: When debating student loan debt, keep college access in mind as the end goal

The Hechinger Report

Yet, amid the fierce debate over whether millions of Americans should have their debt reduced or forgiven, we must not lose sight of what should be our overarching goal: more college access for more students who want a degree.

5 steps to ensure accessibility

eSchool News

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. To ensure accessibility, educators need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this first post, we explore how Powerful Learning is personal and accessible, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices. Powerful learning must be personal and accessible because every learner is different, and the ways in which we learn are complex and variable. Powerful learning practices are attuned to the variability of individual learners and ensure that learning is accessible to all.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.