Adding a few simple accessibility features to your school's Web site will transform the experience for those with vision or hearing impairment--and everyone else as well.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Desire2Learn has partnered with ReadSpeaker to increase the usability and accessibility of the Desire2Learn learning platforms.
Classroom sound amplification systems can make a difference in academic performance as well as the number of referrals to special education programs.
Cloud computing is no longer just used to manage administrative technology--thanks to its accessibility, ease of use, and versatility. All over the country, teachers, students, and administrators are trying different cloud-based solutions--some free or inexpensive--that allow multiple users to collaborate in innovative ways. Here are nine examples from K-12 educators who have found creative ways to get their heads in the cloud.
As technology increasingly permeates classroom learning, school leaders need to be increasingly active in meeting the needs of students with disabilities. That was the word out of Washington May 26 as the Obama administration issued guidance on school compliance with federal anti-discrimination law.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders has launched a new grant program to help schools develop curricula for students with autism.
Microsoft is giving a boost to accessibility in its Office 2010 suite and launching new training courses and resources dedicated to helping developers produce more accessible sites and software.
Students who interact with their peers during lessons are more motivated, more engaged with material, and more capable at learning language, communications, and listening skills. How do you retain that interaction for special needs students who might not have regular access--or any access--to a traditional classroom?
- By Denise Harrison
AbleNet has launched SoundingBoard, an app for iOS devices that allows teachers to build communication boards for students with verbal communication disabilities.
iParadigms has released Turnitin2, the new version of its Web-based tool for reviewing papers and detecting signs of plagiarism or inadequate citation.