How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

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In “ Creating a Dyslexia-Friendly School ,” Terrie Noland, national director, Educator Engagement for Learning Ally, presented on early intervention for dyslexic students, using the right AT (assistive technology) tools and accommodations for each learner, and creating environments in which students can thrive. Develop Guidelines. Principals should ensure these guidelines are executed within their schools.

Improving Accessibility Often Falls to Faculty. Here’s What They Can Do.

Edsurge

But a common problem prevented that: some faculty have been slow to catch up with technological advances, and many wait until students ask for accomodations rather than having accessible materials from the start. “I That’s especially concerning to her, given assistive technologies alone won’t always help. A lot of people are generally intimidated because there are so many guidelines, and if you don't have a technical background, that can be scary,” Eskridge says.

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How to Serve Students With Special Needs From Afar

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Arnold recently joined Luis Perez, a technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Accessible Education Materials , which is affiliated with the nonprofit CAST, on an interactive webinar, Understanding the Impact of Coronavirus on K-12 Education , hosted by EdSurge and ISTE, our parent organization. Because if I can’t do that, then neither can assistive technology. What should paraprofessionals, assistant teachers and other support staff work on these days?

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How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

The first thing to keep in mind is that it’s way easier to follow and implement accessibility guidelines and principles when creating from scratch online learning materials for courses rather than do this later. Many visually-impaired people use screen readers or other forms of assistive technology to navigate web pages, and heading tags are easier to interpret by such technology. In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning.

Is Your School Website ADA Compliant?

Gaggle Speaks

Gaggle School & District Websites are designed to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. For instance, website editors must remember to add “alt tags” to images and choose the proper text colors to assure the website meets these accessibility standards and can interact with assistive technology such as screen readers.

Research to Better Support Your Students with Reading Disabilities

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Using assistive technology in the form of computer-based text-to-speech or human-recorded audiobooks can help students with reading problems sooner and more comprehensively. For example, if listening comprehension is no better than reading comprehension, assistive technology may not be beneficial. It is also not yet clear how much time should be spent on intervention versus using assistive technology.

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School

edWeb.net

In “ Creating a Dyslexia-Friendly School ,” Terrie Noland, National Director, Educator Engagement for Learning Ally, presented on early intervention for dyslexic students, using the right AT (assistive technology) tools and accommodations for each learner, and creating environments in which students can thrive. District administrators can help with intervention by creating clear guidelines on testing within their districts, rather than waiting for their state to act on legislation.

Annual Invent It challenge launches, focusing on solving health problems

eSchool News

Specifically, the challenge encourages them to tackle issues such as nutrition, the importance of sleep, preventing the spread of disease, street safety, screen time, assistive technologies, mental and emotional health, sports safety, healthy air and water and elder health. the Autonomous Nurse Assistant. The process helps to cultivate and reinforce 21st-century skills, including the use of digital technologies, and also meets several learning standards.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

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Can the content be interpreted by assistive technologies? According to the Assistive Technology Industry Association , "[a]ssistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities." Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. "Turn on the subtitles, Ms. Olague!"

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How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University

Edsurge

The agreement also calls for the university to perform an accessibility audit of its technology, hire or designate an official to coordinate access issues, and create a grievance process for “vision-related disability issues” for times when students feel an accommodation is not effective. Tim Ferebee, acting assistive technology coordinator at Northern Virginia Community College, says that he sees the same problem on his campus with math and science courseware.

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“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

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Most educators agree the Common Core standards are rigorous enough that students who meet these guidelines will be adequately prepared to pursue a career or a college degree after they graduate from the public school system. She and her classroom assistants constantly push themselves to adopt a different mindset, which school leaders say has been key to narrowing the gap. “We This includes assistive technology devices.

Is #EdTech Really A Waste? 8 Lessons for The Uninformed

The Innovative Educator

Like other arrogant Luddites in power, he is responsible for negligent technology spending because he is clueless about how to use it effectively. Because he failed to understand how technology can “redefine” learning he wasted money and deprived students of quality learning. Measurable results Vallance blasts technology for not producing measurable results. In fact they love using technology to converse and discuss with REAL people.

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“You can build upon [your] power by believing in yourself, your skills and the value these skills can bring to the education system and your students.” – Cynthia Gozzard, Canada

Daily Edventures

In the last 18 months I’ve completed my Microsoft Certified Educator exam, OneNote Office Specialist, and a specialist qualification course – Technology in The Classroom (recognized in Ontario),” Gozzard tells us. This student was identified with a learning disability and was granted a laptop funded by the Ministry of Education in Ontario, with additional assistive technology including the O365 environment supported by our school board.