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Educational ICT accessibility. Universal design in education.
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Colleges Are Finally Realizing There's No Right Way to Learn

Colleges Are Finally Realizing There's No Right Way to Learn | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
More schools are working to make a degree attainable for students with learning differences.
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The Paralympics is changing the way people perceive disabilities

The Paralympics is changing the way people perceive disabilities | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
The success of para-athletes at the Paralympics is helping to change perceptions of those with disabilities.
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'Grotesque spectacle'? Rio has a long way to go to become more accessible

'Grotesque spectacle'? Rio has a long way to go to become more accessible | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
There are significant challenges in making old cities like Rio more accessible, and there are missed opportunities around the Paralympics, but it's not all bad news.
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Essentials of Digital Accessibility -- Campus Technology

Essentials of Digital Accessibility -- Campus Technology | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
Digital accessibility is a hot topic in higher education these days, and training faculty in creating accessible digital materials is on the mind of every instructional designer or educational technology team. Here we look at some of the most common issues that confront faculty when making their course content accessible.
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Canberra boy who learnt sign language to help his deaf friend wins humanity award

Canberra boy who learnt sign language to help his deaf friend wins humanity award | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
A young Canberra boy, who learned sign language to help his deaf friend at school, has won a special humanity award from the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Ross Kelly, a Year Six student at Amaroo Primary School, stepped forward to learn Auslan when his friend Isam Gurung first came to the school a year ago.
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Finally, Australian currency will be accessible to the blind

Finally, Australian currency will be accessible to the blind | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
A simple change to the new $5 note means blind and vision-impaired people will finally be able to tell how much cash they're handing over.
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Living With Disability

Living With Disability | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
Several readers discuss how their lives have been changed, for better and worse, and how disabled people are perceived.
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How I 'came out' about my hearing disability

How I 'came out' about my hearing disability | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
"Rejecting my deafness and refusing to wear my hearing aids is not something I am proud of," says photographer Kate Disher-Quill, whose new projec
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508 Compliant eLearning: Tips And Tricks - eLearning Industry

508 Compliant eLearning: Tips And Tricks - eLearning Industry | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
Want to know how to ensure your eLearning courses are 508 Compliant? Check some tricks and tips for creating 508 Compliant eLearning courses.
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The story of Team Hoyt

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'Did they expect him to leap out of his wheelchair?'

'Did they expect him to leap out of his wheelchair?' | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
Wheelchair-bound Brandon Tomlin has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission over his treatment at the hands of Westpac Bank, which has banned hi
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School is not always a safe place for students with disability – this has to change

School is not always a safe place for students with disability – this has to change | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
Students with disability are experiencing a range of harms in schools, and teachers are struggling to support students with increasingly complex needs.

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Why all designers need to understand color blindness

Given the question of how to deal with color blindness in graphic design, many people would be tempted to give a brusque answer: “Choose a different profession.”

As any professional designer should understand, it’s not that simple. Even if you (a designer) are not color blind, over 8% of your male clients are likely to be, as are 8% of their male target markets (color blindness is rarer in females — more like 0.5%). If your design work is unsightly or hard to read for this substantial group, you’ve made a pretty huge mistake.

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Review: In ‘Speechless,’ Balancing Family Needs With Special Needs

Review: In ‘Speechless,’ Balancing Family Needs With Special Needs | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
This new ABC comedy, in which a boy’s cerebral palsy prompts a move to a new school district, stands out for its portrayal of a family with normal human flaws.

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More information on disability support will boost study abroad

More information on disability support will boost study abroad | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
A lack of advice on access and support is a key reason why disabled students are less likely to leave their home country, campaigners say
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Do you avoid talking to disabled people like me because it’s awkward? Here’s an idea: try harder

Do you avoid talking to disabled people like me because it’s awkward? Here’s an idea: try harder | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
“Would he/she like sugar with that?” I wonder how many Paralympians will get asked that when they go out for a coffee with friends and family once they get home from Rio.  It’s still a fairly common occurrence for those in the disabled community who are not among Team GB’s Paralympian “super humans”.  Small wonder, then, that so many people who are able to hide disabilities do so. 
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Passing My Disability On to My Children

Passing My Disability On to My Children | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
I did not choose to have “designer babies,” and I do not regret it.
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Adaptive learning clearing hurdles in higher ed

Adaptive learning clearing hurdles in higher ed | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
Adaptive learning, which brings the benefits of one-on-one tutoring to large numbers of students with instruction tailored to the learner, has garnered attention since the 1970s.

But while it’s a common topic in education circles and technology is now widely available to make it happen, translating traditional lectures to an adaptive learning format takes time, expertise and budget dollars. In other words, adopting adaptive learning is arduous.

Broadly, adaptive learning involves computers being used for interactive teaching, with the materials adapted based on each student’s needs, as their responses demonstrate.

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The tech helping disabled people dance, run and compete - BBC News

The tech helping disabled people dance, run and compete - BBC News | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
The latest assistive technologies are enabling people with disabilities to be more active and compete at the highest level.
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Donald Trump put disability in the spotlight, but not in the way these advocates hoped

Donald Trump put disability in the spotlight, but not in the way these advocates hoped | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
A community remains conflicted over the attention brought by the candidate’s mockery of a disabled journalist.
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Becoming Disabled

Becoming Disabled | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
Roughly one in five Americans lives with a disability. So where is our pride movement?
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The Story of Team Hoyt @ ESPY's 2013 - Jimmy V Perseverance Award (in 1080 HD)

**Change video quality to 1080 HD while watching!** Dick and Rick Hoyt, a father and son team who have been participating in races together for more than 3
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Why did the mass murder of 19 disabled people in Japan barely rate?

Why did the mass murder of 19 disabled people in Japan barely rate? | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
People with disability are at greater risk of violence than the general population, in Australia and internationally. Most of my friends with disabilities have been told we should kill ourselves at some point of my life. I've even been told this on a date. Others are told this by strangers.

Disabled people are scared. And we have every reason to be.
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My time in a wheelchair has opened my eyes to the challenges

My time in a wheelchair has opened my eyes to the challenges | Educational eAccessibility | Scoop.it
Unable to walk, shower alone, dress myself, cook, drive or travel to work, I saw first-hand the challenges, difficulties and discrimination that so man
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