Megan O'Rourke is the coordinator of Assistive Technology Services at Missouri State University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations, a Master of Science in Administration ...
Free online workshops run by JISC TechDis . Awareness raising, training opportunities and live "accessibility clinic" discussions with links to a range of supporting resources and opportunities. See the Spring Term programme.
A colleague of mine recently asked me to share my top ten favorite apps for “Special Education in the Inclusive Classroom”, which is actually something that I am asked to do quite often. Unfortunately, that list does not exist.
Makers are change agents. As a group, they make because they like to fix things, adapt things, hack things to improve them. As individuals, each is a problem solver. Some solve problems for other makers or people in their niche area.
Learners recently helped us choose the male voice for text to speech for post 16 learners. We had over 350 responses from a wide range of learning contexts and ages!
Now we need your learner’s to help us select from 7 female voice actors to decide who will form the basis of a new, free high quality synthetic speech voice. With a high quality female voice to supplement the male voice we hope to open up the world of free high quality text to speech to everyone in FE, skills and HE sectors. We’ve got a range of voices with a good mix of regional accents to select from.
It’s quick, its easy, its online and the deadline is 21st December…
Please can you forward this to your best contacts working directly with learners to ask them to invite / encourage / cajole students to listen to them and rate them for us in before the end of term and certainly before 21st December? It’s a quick job – only 4 questions and a Yes/No recommendation per voice.
Once again, apologies for the rush – we’re trying to work around Christmas!
Laura Lippincott has been learning sign language for the past 30 years. She works for a non-profit organization, interpreting for clients in a variety of settings ranging from doctors’ offices to work environments.
EIFL-FOSS programme manager, Simon Ball, with support from JISC TechDis (a UK advisory service providing advice and guidance on accessibility and technology), supplied open source software on memory sticks to support writing and reading as well as specific visual and reading disabilities...
At the beginning of the new academic year, colleges and universities will be re-examining their policies – including their students’ use of social media.
Nicola Yeeles spoke to John X Kelly and Lynn McHugh from JISC Legal to find out how universities and colleges can make sure they are complying with legal and ethical issues around their students’ use of online community sites like Facebook and how the new guidance from JISC Legal can help
60 Minutes on CBS News: Apps for Autism - Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate, some for the first time.
New FREE app on iTunes for students with ASD. The app uses 5-Point scale to help students understand social interactions and learn how to control emotional responses during an emergency. Customize the app using personal photos and audio messages. This app was developed by the Autism Society of Minnesota.
Google Inc. is in the process of improving its Google Application suite to make it more accessible for people with disabilities. To date, many improvements have been made, but the efforts have largely targeted screen reader users and not considered people with other types of disabilities.