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. What is digital accessibility, and why is it so crucial in schools and other academic environments? 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. 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.

Chromebook Accessibility & Settings Video Series

EdTechTeacher

The Chromebook provides a wide variety of settings and accessibility options for teachers & students. Chromebook accessibility options provide opportunities for students to have their spoken words transcribed into written text using the Dictation tool.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: Speed up MSO with Quick Access Toolbar. Earlier versions don’t include the Quick Access toolbar. Select those you want on the Quick Access toolbar.

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.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: Speed up MS Office with the Quick Access Toolbar. Earlier versions don’t include the Quick Access toolbar. Check off those you want on the Quick Access toolbar.

How to focus on classroom accessibility

eSchool News

Do you need to evaluate your district’s classroom accessibility? Classroom Innovations COVID-19 Update Featured on eSchool News Special Needs Video accessibility benefits classroom design district Education educators eSchool News IT learning

Supporting Diverse Learners using Chrome Features and Extensions for Accessibility

EdTechTeacher

Using UDL as a backbone for this session, EdTechTeacher instructor, Avra Robinson, explores the assortment of tools and features available in Google’s Chrome browser, as well as helpful extensions that facilitate immersive and accessible learning opportunities for students.

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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.

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.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

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

Kids’ access to recess varies greatly

The Hechinger Report

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

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

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? accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

Creating more accessible classrooms in 3, 2, 1…

eSchool News

Do you need to evaluate your district’s classroom accessibility? District Management Featured on eSchool News Special Needs Teaching & Learning Video accessibility benefits classroom classrooms design district Education educators eSchool News learning

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

Accessible Websites: Best Practices for Educators

techlearning

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

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.

Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript

CUE

The post Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript appeared first on CUE, Inc. Inspire accessibility apps DEI podcasting UDL

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. The post Chromebook Accessibility Features appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

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. Providing access to technology is important but not a complete solution when it comes to getting rid of systemic disparities caused by issues like income inequality, geographic isolation, or discrimination.

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.

New Partnership Provides Texas Educators Easy Access to Critical Data

eSchool News

As a part of this initiative, MAP Growth data will transfer seamlessly into DMAC , enhancing this valuable tool used by Texas educators by providing quicker access to student data that supports instruction and student achievement. Portland, Ore.,

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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.

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.

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.

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

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. Powerful learning must be personal and accessible because every learner is different, and the ways in which we learn are complex and variable. Powerful learning practices are attuned to the variability of individual learners and ensure that learning is accessible to all.

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

Increasing Accessibility for Students on the Web

EdTechTeacher

Technology tools can make accessibility possible by creating embedded supports that differentiate and personalize instruction. Microsoft’s suite of programs has several learning tools that create an accessible reading experience as well.

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

EdTech Magazine

It wasn’t just that students were starting to log on to the school network in Southern Florida from Germany, China and parts of the Caribbean, it was the dramatically different times they were logging on that made Phillip Dunn II pause.

What Is Identity and Access Management for K–12?

EdTech Magazine

Even before the pandemic shifted learning online, schools had been integrating technologies to improve various admin processes, student onboarding, classroom learning experiences and communication methods.

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.

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.

Is your district’s IT safe and accessible?

eSchool News

In an eSchool News webinar , cybersecurity and school district IT experts share tips on how to implement the Microsoft tools and systems to ensure your IT is safe, accessible, and easy to manage.

Getting Disconnected Students Access to Their Online Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

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.

5 ways to support students’ access to diverse books

eSchool News

Access to diverse books positively impacts children as readers and as people. Students need access to texts that reflect experiences diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, and language. Such access increases motivation, which is likely to have a positive impact on reading comprehension.

Tip: Talk to Type with Windows 10 Accessibility Feature

Teacher Tech

Educator and Blogger, Victoria Thompson, shares how utilizing talk to type with Windows 10 can help people with accessibility issues. The post Tip: Talk to Type with Windows 10 Accessibility Feature appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

The Web20Classroom

When I was an Instructional Technology Director one of the challenges I faced was working to ensure that students, no matter where they lived in my district, had access to the same tools and opportunities. I could provide technology that could be used in the schools, and provided high speed network access while they were in schools. However, when students went home there was no way to guarantee they’d have any access to high-speed internet when they got there.

Top Tech Tools for Equity and Accessibility

Cool Cat Teacher

Top Tech Tools for Equity and Accessibility 00;00;00;04 – 00;00;07;19 John Davis This is the Ten Minute Teacher Podcast with your host Vicki Davis. Extended Episode number 780 – Top Tech Tools for Equity and Accessibility. I'm access to what you are trying to to give them.

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.