What is Accessible Education? Equality vs Equity in Inclusive Learning

ViewSonic Education

Equality vs equity: which one is more important in achieving accessible education? The two concepts sound similar but mean two different things and you can’t have inclusive learning if you’re lacking one of them. What is Accessible Education? .

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. Learn more about how the H?para

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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? .

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.

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.

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.

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). Learn More. If you would like to see foundry10’s full findings, check out their ed tech access report and their website.

How to focus on classroom accessibility

eSchool News

The interruption of in-person learning environments due to COVID-19 impacted everyone, but it particularly challenged those with specific learning needs. Do you need to evaluate your district’s classroom accessibility?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. For students in the 21st century, it’s almost impossible to overemphasize the importance of the internet and digital learning technologies.

Capstone Interactive eBook Platform Relaunches With Enhanced Accessibility for Children

eSchool News

August 17, 2022 – Capstone, an innovative learning company merging children’s content with easy-to-use edtech tools for K-5 classrooms, libraries, and home, announces substantial enhancements to its Capstone Interactive eBooks platform. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.

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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

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.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Within inclusion settings, all students are placed in the same room to learn alongside each other, as opposed to removing students with disabilities to a separate space. 4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. 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

Creating more accessible classrooms in 3, 2, 1…

eSchool News

The interruption of in-person learning environments has impacted everyone, but has particularly challenged those with specific learning needs. Students deserve the resources and support they need to fully engage in learning, and when you design for inclusion, everyone benefits.

Podcast: Access and Engaging the Student

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. The post Podcast: Access and Engaging the Student first appeared on EdNews Daily.

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.

How to make remote learning easily accessible

eSchool News

When school starts again in the fall, it’s likely that a significant number of students will still be learning remotely. One of the key lessons learned in the shift to remote learning this spring was the need to make online instruction easily accessible to everyone.

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.

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 then returns to the furniture needing to facilitate the day’s tasks by being flexible, and active learning environments.

OPINION: Equity in online learning is about much more than technology access

The Hechinger Report

Even before the global pandemic pushed many colleges and universities to teach students remotely, online learning had become an increasingly important part of higher education. Yet, as this spring’s pivot to online learning showed us, equity remains a significant challenge.

Ed Tech Access and Competency Make Virtual Learning Options Equitable

EdTech Magazine

A mandate in Ontario, Canada, requires all school districts in the province to provide a virtual learning option to K–12 students for the 2021-2022 school year. Over the summer, families were asked whether they wanted their students to learn virtually or in person.

Kids’ access to recess varies greatly

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. The post Kids’ access to recess varies greatly appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else. Just because someone is color-blind, has a hearing impairment or needs a wheelchair to move around, it doesn’t mean that they are unable to learn or can’t achieve stellar academic results.

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.

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.

Hundreds of thousands of students still can’t access online learning

The Hechinger Report

After schools switched from physical instruction to remote learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, districts and state leaders assured families they would get devices for students and the technology resources needed to do schoolwork at home.

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

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. Technology isn’t the only tool we can use to create equitable learning environments, but there are a few ways it can assist in that mission. Students can access learning materials outside of school. Ensuring internet access outside of 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

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. Learn more: [link].

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.

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.

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. Students learn problem solving, communication and how to bounce back from failure.

Understanding Equitable Access Data

SETDA Says

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

Navajo Prep prioritizes internet access for all students

eSchool News

The eSchool Media K-12 Hero Awards program, sponsored by Trox , recognizes the determined efforts of these educators and highlights their exemplary efforts and dedication to teaching and learning. The first step was to ensure every student had access to safe, reliable internet connectivity.