This time of year, students all around the country are visiting colleges and making plans for their future. Students with disabilities are no different. This article from Inside Higher Ed gives us good insight into the experience of a wheelchair-using student as she searches for her future alma mater. Please feel free to contact me… Continue Reading Applying to College as a Wheelchair User
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I recently attended the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. Below are some different links to information and resources I picked up through sessions I attended. Cool4ed.com is a resource through California State University for OER textbooks. Check out the “Course Showcase” and see what textbooks they use for courses in Arts, Business, Education, Humanities, Math and… Continue Reading Interesting Tools
Service dogs – a very hot topic on the civil rights listservs I read. In this article I will share some resources to help you understand the difference between a service dog and an emotional support animal and which is allowed in the classroom. Who doesn’t like a good definition or two to get things rolling?… Continue Reading Service Dogs
The following are some best practices to remember when creating Word documents. Information taken from The Office of Accessibility, mn.gov/mnit/accessibility. Use document styles: Use heading and paragraph styles to structure the document. Add alt-text to images and objects: This includes pictures, clip art, charts, shapes, SmartArt graphics, and embedded objects. Use clear, concise terms. For… Continue Reading Best Practices for MS Word
Accessibility: Creating a learning environment that works for all learners. Universal Design for Learning: The elimination of barriers from the learning environment. UDL principles are important because they can help address the ability for all students to have access to online materials no matter what technology they use for learning.