Assistive Technology in Education


Large District Websites Have 'Extensive Accessibility Issues'

The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) recently shared the results of automated tests it ran to check the accessibility of a handful of school websites and found that those tested had "extensive" issues related to accessibility.

$500,000 Grand Challenge Wants Tech Innovations in Deaf Literacy

Of an estimated 32 million children around the world who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind, four in five lack access to education, and just 2 percent get instruction in sign language. Because early exposure to sign language builds a stronger language foundation, those without it are affected in education, employment and social interaction.

Microsoft Intros Immersive Reader in Word for iPad, Other Accessibility Updates

Microsoft has introduced new updates to improve accessibility and inclusivity across a range of education tools.

Campus Suite Academy Debuts Accessibility and ADA Compliance Site for Schools

Campus Suite Academy has launched a new website with resources designed to help school and district administrators ensure their digital communications are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

College Board and Khan Academy Partner on AP Courses, Test Prep

The College Board, which administers the SAT and Advanced Placement tests and programs, has teamed up with nonprofit Khan Academy to create preparatory materials and exercises for AP courses, to be available for free on Khan Academy’s website.

Coming to Your Child’s School, Very, Very Soon: A Christensen-Style Disruption!

Teachers, materials, students — the big 3 of K–12. Materials (1-to-1, OER-based textbooks) are changing dramatically, but teachers and teaching is about to be disrupted in the Christensen-sense. Machine learning will drive personalized learning into America’s schools. On that you can rely!

FBI Issues Warning on Internet-Connected Toys

The FBI has issued a consumer notice warning that internet-connected toys could pose a privacy and contact threat to children, because of the large amount of personal information that may be unknowingly revealed.

3D Printing Pen Receives Endorsement for Learners with Vision Loss

3Doodler recently received a coveted endorsement for one of its 3D printing pens from a major United Kingdom-based charity for people who are blind or have vision loss.

Nonprofit Mouse Launching STEM Courses, Teaching New Tech Skills

Mouse, a New York-based nonprofit, is launching a handful of STEM courses this fall, aimed at teaching students new skills based on cutting edge technology.

Survey: Generation Z's Best Students Seek Careers in STEM and Healthcare

The highest achieving students from Generation Z anticipate building careers in STEM fields and healthcare, and they aim to do it with advanced degrees and studies abroad.

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