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How to create accessible e-learning design

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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.

Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media. Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” You can view the webinar here [link] com/edwebnet/EA59D688824C.

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

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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 I think the onus is still placed on the student with a disability” to ensure they have learning materials that they can benefit and learn from, says Kwong. That’s especially concerning to her, given assistive technologies alone won’t always help.

How to Serve Students With Special Needs From Afar

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About 14 percent of all public school students receive special education services, and for many of them the switch to remote learning has been difficult on families and the schools that teach them every day. What resources are they turning to? What is Universal Design for Learning? Sean Arnold : I’ll say that in my context of being in New York City schools, Universal Design for Learning just looks like good teaching. What is synchronous versus asynchronous learning?

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. It is also not yet clear how much time should be spent on intervention versus using assistive technology.

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

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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. Frustrated, John Jones, director of the media resources center, remembers responding: “You’re right, you have the right to make that choice, and we have the right to decide who teaches here.”

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

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For us to really reach the students with disabilities, we’re going to have to change the way in which we interact with them around the learning process,” he said. We don’t know what they can or can’t do if we don’t ever try to push them to learn,” Rockhold said. “We’re

“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

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After reading Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In : Women, Work and the Will to Lead , which discusses the need to set personal learning goals 18 months at a time, Gozzard was inspired. “In Gozzard often seeks out opportunities to learn alongside fellow educators.