Accessibility Matters! Designing Materials for All Learners
Participate and share : Poster
See how to engage all learners with a variety of accessibility tools, tips and tricks. You will learn why accessibility is a must in today's classrooms, explore apps and websites to use for accessible resources and hear about what to keep in mind when developing classroom materials.
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||NA - Come as you are - We will explore together.|
|Topic:||Assistive & adaptive technologies|
|ISTE Standards:||For Education Leaders:
The purpose of this session is to expand educators understanding of accessible classrooms. With the exponential increase of online materials being provided to students, it is crucial for us to provide training to educators on information and tools to make their environment (especially online environment!) more inclusive. This session will cover document formatting for accessibility such as PDF/E-Reader and OCR tools, awareness on hyperlinks, choose fonts and design slide for visual accessibility needs. Resources will also be provided for closed captioning and tools for captioned translations. During the conversations I am having with attendees I will ask them to evaluate their classroom and the direct changes they might be able to make in order to increase accessibility in their environment. Learner success will be evaluated when attendees walk away with the understanding of how to transform one of their lessons or resources with increased accessibility awareness.
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