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A lesson in Empathy ▶ Introduction to Screen Readers - YouTube

A short demonstration of how screen readers assist people who are blind navigate the web.
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This is a classic video from the University of Wisconsin-Madison that will open your empathy eyes and help you see (and hear) what it is like to use a screen reader. 


Accessibility is essential for all users. Section 508 (the ADA of the Internet) has been around for a long time.  UDL is making strides in course design.  Technology is improving... Still this information may be new to many.  Watch and imagine you were dependent on technology to read online. 

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Lynne Tamor's curator insight, May 27, 2014 3:20 PM

A good first glance at what it's like to use a screen reader. An introduction, not a how-to.

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The Unofficial Dalai Lama Guide To Online Teaching - Edudemic

The Unofficial Dalai Lama Guide To Online Teaching - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The teachings of the Dalai Lama are as important as ever when it comes to online learning and online teaching.


Caring doesn’t sound very academic and it certainly isn’t as new as Big Data. But I think any course that has a strong element of caring will retain more students than a course with low teacher-student interaction.  The key is having an involved teacher who is trained not just in the subject matter but also to listen, watch for falters, be ready to gently cajole,  try new things, and convey a sense of enthusiasm

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Caring about your students, making the personal connection, demonstrating that the online learning environment is driven by the intentions of people and not machines... this is the way.

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