Assistive Technology in Education


Nonprofit Delivers 10 Million Accessible E-Books

In addition to delivering millions of accessible e-books, Benetech released a set of resources aimed at helping publishers and other content creators understand how to make content accessible from the start.

Generation Global Offers Free Online Forum for Students to Explore Cultural Differences

Generation Global is relaunching in the United States, providing educators and students with a free forum to explore global cultural differences through dialogue.

Aspen Institute Launches National Commission Advocating Social and Emotional Development

The nonprofit Aspen Institute has launched a National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development. The commission will advance a new vision for what constitutes success in schools: the full integration of social, emotional and academic development to ensure every student is prepared to thrive in school and in life.

Thousands of Nigerian Girls to Benefit from Ed Tech and 3D Printing

The Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) plans to train 6,000 out-of-school girls in Nigeria in cutting-edge, in-demand technology skills. The digital skills training in 3D printing will occur at YTF digital hubs throughout Nigeria.

Equity and Innovation in K–12: Horns of Real Dilemma

Public education must keep equity front-and-center in all its policies; public education is all about equity. And, innovation must be nurtured; teachers who are willing to try to improve their classrooms must be supported. In this week’s blog post, we tell a story — one that T.H.E. Journal readers will surely recognize — of how equity and innovation can be, unfortunately, in mortal conflict!

Oklahoma Governor Launches High Speed Internet Initiative

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has launched an initiative to bring high-speed broadband and digital learning opportunities to public schools across the state.

Laws Prohibit or Restrict Municipal Broadband Networks in 20-Plus States

Laws in more than 20 states restrict or prohibit local governments from building their own broadband networks, according to a report released today by the Education Commission of the States.

ENCO Updates Captioning System to Work with Pre-Recorded Video

Later this week, a broadcast technology company will introduce an updated version of its captioning technology to address the captioning of pre-recorded content.

Louisiana School District Benefits from E-Rate Discount

A Louisiana school district that used to restrict access to the internet because its service wasn’t strong enough is now completely online and preparing for an ambitious 1-to-1 initiative by 2020, thanks to federal E-rate funds.

Ed Department Proposes ESSA Spending Rules

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) released proposed rules Wednesday to implement federal funds allocated by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ED is focusing on the provision that federal funds must supplement, and may not supplant, state and local funds.

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