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.

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. This matter is important in all aspects of life and it’s especially valid in education. What is Digital Accessibility? .

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Beyond connectivity: using technology to support learner equity and access

Hapara

Internet connectivity is a big deal for learner equity and access. Unfortunately, between 15 and 16 million K — 12 learners and 400,000 educators in the United States lacked adequate connectivity , a device or both in 2020. Relationships are at the heart of education.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Accessible Websites: Best Practices for Educators

techlearning

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

New Partnership Provides Texas Educators Easy Access to Critical Data

eSchool News

June 7, 2022 — NWEA — the not-for-profit, research and educational services provider serving K-12 students — in collaboration with the Region 7 Education Service Center (ESC 7) announced today a new partnership to better serve districts. Portland, Ore.,

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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. Once an educational technology (edtech) tool is in a school, the hard work is just beginning due to a number of potential hurdles and challenges that leadership and educators need to overcome. If you would like to see foundry10’s full findings, check out their ed tech access report and their website.

Supporting Diverse Learners using Chrome Features and Extensions for Accessibility

EdTechTeacher

As educators, we are always working to discover ways to support the vast learner variability in our classrooms. In addition, we explore additional accessibility possibilities in Google Docs, Slides, and Classroom to support all students.

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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 Our Micro-credential Audit Supports Equitable and Accessible Professional Development

Digital Promise

The pandemic has demanded a high level of adaptability in education that micro-credentials can support. We believe that high quality must also mean accessible and equitable. Access : Are content-specific words or jargon defined when necessary? Are the colors accessible?

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.

CoSN2022: Technology Supports Accessible and Inclusive Learning

EdTech Magazine

Having devices only furthers education when students can access learning. Getting technology into the hands of all K–12 students was the first step. With a focus on closing the digital divide, school districts are now working toward making the provided technology equitable.

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? This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

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.

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

Kids’ access to recess varies greatly

The Hechinger Report

That physical activity time can be met through recess, but also through physical education or other forms of movement that don’t offer the benefits kids reap through unstructured, free play. Although the state allows withholding recess, Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education, Jason E.

Creating more accessible classrooms in 3, 2, 1…

eSchool News

Educators in every building acknowledged the continuing need to create more equitable education environments. Do you need to evaluate your district’s classroom accessibility? Equity became one of the top issues as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Inclusion is an important topic of discussion within special education. Read more: How AI is changing special education. Some Individualized Education Program (IEP) modifications can be provided through the use of a device. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

8 Great Chrome Accessibility Extensions for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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

Ripple Effects Offers Access to Its Educator Ally Program to Support Teachers’ Social Emotional Needs

eSchool News

SEATTLE – May 26, 2022 – As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, educators found themselves in unfamiliar territory as they dealt with new technology and concerns over in-person learning while also caring for their own children. Just in time, Educator Ally is here.”.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating. 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.

Why Tech in Education Must Become More Accessible

EmergingEdTech

Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels Many view technology as the great equalizer for those who are differently abled. It allows those with disabilities and other cognitive and perceptive limitations. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript

CUE

A while ago, I published an e-book, “An Educator’s Guide to Podcasting Beyond the Classroom”, and it’s been really successful–it’s been downloaded over 1,000 times already! ??However, The post Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript appeared first on CUE, Inc.

Why Digital Equity Is About So Much More Than Access and Infrastructure

Edsurge

Achieving digital equity only just begins when students and teachers have sufficient access. A critical condition for an equitable education, digital equity spans a broader context than just access to sufficient devices and high-speed internet.

Chromebook Accessibility Features

EdTechTeacher

Accessibility features are an essential part of any operating system. Watch these videos and explore some of the features that can be set so that all students gain curriculum access. Chromebook Accessibility Settings. Chromebook Accessibility – YouTube Series. Locating the accessibility features. Join Rosey at the upcoming EdTechTeacher Innovation in Education event in Woodstock, Vermont April 3rd-4th.

Is your district’s IT safe and accessible?

eSchool News

Cyberattacks against educational institutions have skyrocketed–and keeping student and educator information safe and protected is a top priority. Featured on eSchool News IT Management Video classroom cloud district educator eSchool News IT Microsoft need news school

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the digital learning gap. 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. Educators Global

How teletherapy enables access to special education services

eSchool News

Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, some parents of children enrolled in public schools have made, or are considering making, moves to alternative modes of education. This education is provided by the Local Education Agency (LEA), which is the public school system where the child resides.

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.

Understanding Equitable Access Data

SETDA Says

Guest Blog post by Jeremiah Okal-Frink, PhD, Senior Education Strategist – Dell Technologies We have all witnessed the pressure that had been building within our education system to transform the way we prepare students for a drastically different future erupt over the past few years.

What Is Identity and Access Management for K–12?

EdTech Magazine

Once COVID-19 impacted the education system, teaching without the use of technology was simply no longer an option.

Technology Offers K–12 Families 24/7/365 Access to Learning

EdTech Magazine

On Friday, March 13, 2020, we shut down, and within the first couple of weeks we were watching the usage patterns of students and educators in our learning management system,” he recalls. “We

Google Accessibility Features and Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Last month, I posted an article about some of Google Chrome''s accessibility features and resources. Google has a great site with resources about all of the accessibility features in all of their products. The Google Products Accessibility site has a list of 18 Google Products with details and links about it''s accessibility features. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. google accessibility Google for Educators

Getting Disconnected Students Access to Their Online Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Four days later, the Ector County Independent School District began educating 34,000 children in a virtual environment. However, for many of our students back then, virtual learning was impossible; 39 percent of K–12 students had little or no internet access in their home.

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap to support students, particularly those most in need. Districts such as Lindsay Unified in California have worked with their local community and government officials to offer free access for families. When districts design their plans for home access, and companies such as Facebook rise to the challenge, kids win.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

Renaissance and Hillsborough County Celebrate 10 Years of Equitable Access to Thousands of Books

eSchool News

10, 2022) – Renaissance , the global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, is honored to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the community reading initiative Read on myON , a first-of-its-kind partnership between Renaissance and Hillsborough County Public Schools. Bloomington, Minn.

Ensuring Access and Opportunity; Supporting At Home Connectivity

Tom Murray

According to a report released by the Pew Research Center, approximately 5 of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband internet while at home. The data also makes it evident that low-income households – especially our black and Hispanic families – make up a disproportionate percentage of the 5 million families without access. For more on how your district can support students’ at home access, visit FCC.gov.