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

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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

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.

How to focus on classroom accessibility

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?

Navigating Education Podcast | Learner Accessibility with Stacey Roshan @MattRhoads1990

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I had the opportunity to join Dr. Matt Rhoads on his podcast, Navigating Education for a fantastic discussion focused in on edtech tools for accessibility for all learners. Tune in to hear us talk about: My journey in edtech to make learning accessible to all students.

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).

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 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?

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

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

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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.

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!

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

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

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Tech in Education Must Become More Accessible

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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.

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

Computer Science is Growing in K-12 Schools, But Access Doesn’t Equal Participation

ED Surge

Computer science has a wider footprint in schools than ever before, but there are differences when it comes to who has access to computer courses and who’s enrolling. While about 95 percent of students in Silver State have access to computer science, the report states that only 3.5

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.

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.

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.

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

The Political Right Is Slamming the Door on College Access

ED Surge

The national consensus supporting higher education is unraveling , as backing for college funding is increasingly becoming a partisan issue. Trashing Higher Education In a recent interview with “Newsweek,” controversial Fox News host Tucker Carlson made higher ed a target of his scorn.

Why E-rate is critical for school technology access

eSchool News

Every year, schools and libraries have access to billions of dollars of funding through the FCC’s E-rate program. In this post I’ll break down the importance of E-rate, how it works, and the types of technologies it makes available that are crucial to education.

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.

Chromebook Accessibility Features- New and Recent Updates for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

On the occasion of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Google introduced new and recent updates regarding Chromebooks built-in accessibility features. Accessibility tools Chromebook accessibility features Special education tools

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.

How to ensure both security and accessibility in your district’s IT strategy

eSchool News

Keeping student and educator information safe and protected is a top priority, particularly now in the wake of skyrocketing cyberattacks. Featured on eSchool News IT Management Video accessibility classroom cloud district educator eSchool News IT Microsoft need news

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.