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Law and ICT for Vulnerable Learners in FE publication

Law and ICT for Vulnerable Learners in FE publication | ILSIG | Scoop.it

Guidance intended for staff in UK FE colleges whose provision includes further education or training for vulnerable learners with varying need...

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Inclusion in eLearning Blog: Disseminating Assistive Roles and Technology 2

Inclusion in eLearning Blog: Disseminating Assistive Roles and Technology 2 | ILSIG | Scoop.it

DART2 (Disseminating Assistive Roles and Technology 2) is a new JISC Advance funded project that follows on from the recently concluded LSIS funded DART project. Thanks to the nature of the JISC funding we are now able to offer the project in England, Wales and Scotland.


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How to MOOCify your course and why you should do it: Reasons, skills and tools #moocmooc [update]

How to MOOCify your course and why you should do it: Reasons, skills and tools #moocmooc [update] | ILSIG | Scoop.it
This post is part of the MOOC MOOC course of work. It outlines my journey (now lasting over a year) towards adopting elements of a MOOC in the Inclusive Technologies for Reading (#ITR12) course pilot starting this September.

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Inclusive & Accessible Design « Product Doctor

Inclusive & Accessible Design « Product Doctor | ILSIG | Scoop.it
Inclusive Design (ID) and Accessibility, and the design principles around these issues, are not confined to a 'special group' of people. ... Samantha also sits on the British Dyslexia Association's new technology committee.
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Beyond random acts of improvement – UDL at Harvard day 2.

So here is my second video post from Boston. Transcript: So at the end of 2nd day here at the Universal Design for Learning “Reaching all learners” course. And yes, two huge huge days. ...
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Common Sense Media Report Shines Positive Light on Kids and Social Media

Common Sense Media Report Shines Positive Light on Kids and Social Media | ILSIG | Scoop.it

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Introducing Nexus 7

You really would think that Google might have paid attention to the captioning when launching a new product like this.

"With a stunning 7" display, powerful quad-core processor and all day battery life, Nexus 7 was built to bring you the best of Google in a slim, portable pack...

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Office 2010 Quick Tips – Captioning Videos in PowerPoint

Office 2010 Quick Tips – Captioning Videos in PowerPoint | ILSIG | Scoop.it
It has been a while since the last post in the Office 2010 Quick Tips series, which looks at some of the newer accessibility features in Office 2010 – with the launch of the TechDis Voices and Toolbox things have been very busy!
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Mobile apps, accessibility and the Equality Act

Mobile apps, accessibility and the Equality Act | ILSIG | Scoop.it
The One Voice for Accessible ICT Coalition has published a report warning that elderly and disabled users are at risk of digital exclusion if mobile apps are not developed with accessibility in min...
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Inclusive Design Toolkit Home

Welcome to the inclusive design toolkit, which aims to answer three critical questions:

1. What is inclusive design?
Inclusive design applies an understanding of customer diversity to the design of mainstream products to better satisfy the needs of more people.
2. Why do inclusive design?
Products that are more inclusive can reach a wider market, improve customer satisfaction and drive business success, especially given the ageing population.
3. How to get started?
Getting started involves understanding what is different about an inclusive design process and then working out what changes are needed to actually do it.


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Social Media Infographics

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A collection of infographics across the web on social media topics.

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In-Folio Trial Now Underway in Five Scottish FE Colleges

In-Folio Trial Now Underway in Five Scottish FE Colleges | ILSIG | Scoop.it

The JISC Regional Support Centre Scotland has been working closely with JISC Techdis to facilitate a trial of an e-Portfolio system called ‘In-Folio’ for students on supported learning programmes in FE colleges in Scotland.

 

In-Folio was developed by staff working in Independent Specialist Colleges in England. After lengthy trials of existing e-Portfolio resources, became clear there were no existing accessible systems to adequately meet the needs of their students with learning disabilities/difficulties.

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Learning to Teach Inclusively - Unit 2

Learning to Teach Inclusively - Unit 2 | ILSIG | Scoop.it

Very nice example of using Xerte to create inclusive learning resource about inclusive teaching and learning. Find out more about Xerte and Xerte Toolkits at www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte. Lots of teacher based guidance on using Xerte Toolkits at www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/xerte.


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Half of all people who have never used the internet are disabled ...

Half of all people who have never used the internet are disabled ... | ILSIG | Scoop.it

Although some of our 230 members (with learning difficulties) may have been on the internet very few have regular access at home. We only have email addresses for half a dozen people. Of our 8 directors only 2 can be ...


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Watch: A Deaf Person’s Guide to the Sound Sensitive

Watch: A Deaf Person’s Guide to the Sound Sensitive | ILSIG | Scoop.it

This amazing and hilarious short film, written and directed by James Banks, turns deaf awareness training on its head, teaching us all how to deal with people who were unlucky enough to be born with sound sensitivity or in lay mans terms with hearing.

 

 


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Creative Commons: an Educational Primer

Creative Commons: an Educational Primer | ILSIG | Scoop.it

Over the past few weeks, I have been posting (here, here, and here)  regarding copyright and the need for educators and students to learn more about creative commons licensed material.


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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, December 31, 2012 1:17 PM

*Speaks by itself.

David Sallinen (WAN-IFRA)'s curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:27 AM

learn more about creative commons...

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'Tougher action needed' to secure digital inclusion – DisabledGo ...

Stricter enforcement of the Equality Act, better education, and even boycotts of companies and websites are needed to secure better access for disabled people to information and communication technology, according to a leading expert.

Leonie Watson, director of accessibility at the digital agency Nomensa, told a parliamentary seminar – organised by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and the all-party parliamentary disability group – that many disabled people were still being “refused access to the digital world”.

Watson said there was a need to “educate young people in the ways of digital inclusion”, and to challenge producers of new technology “to do a better job”.

She said that more rigorous enforcement of the Equality Act “could make an incredible difference” to digital inclusion, but would probably require government funding.
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60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom | Online Universities

60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom | Online Universities | ILSIG | Scoop.it

Opportunities to share with students of all abilities:

"Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool."

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Inclusion in eLearning Blog: Transition to College or University: A Learner Perspective

Inclusion in eLearning Blog: Transition to College or University: A Learner Perspective | ILSIG | Scoop.it

Excellent blog on the transition to university with a learners perpective. "The transition from school/college to college/ university is a big step for everyone.  For those with additional support needs, there are additional issues to consider, and supplementary steps required to take to ensure this process runs smoothly..."

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Web Accessibility for Designers infographic

Web Accessibility for Designers infographic | ILSIG | Scoop.it

Excellent infographic for designers to implement web page accessibility. Thanks to Dominic Lukes of Dyslexia action for posting the link.

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accessibility and inclusion: Using ThumbJam

accessibility and inclusion: Using ThumbJam | ILSIG | Scoop.it
Music apps on the iPad are not solely for the use of musicians. Learners of all ages and abilities can easily and quickly use ThumbJam to make interesting loops and build up rhythms and sounds either live or by recording and saving files. PMLD learners can use these apps for sensory and musical development.
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Leap Motion

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Absolutely amazing motion capture technology - one of the most impressive devices I have seen for a long time. I am sure we will see a host of inclusion technologies developing on this. "Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It's more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen."

 

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5-stage process for social media change at #CSUN12

5-stage process for social media change at #CSUN12 | ILSIG | Scoop.it

Existing human-computer interaction (HCI) literature suggests that OSNs have the potential to help people with cerebral palsy (cp) to overcome their mobility, access and communication limitations to enable communication independence [4, 5]. As conventional communication methods like face-to-face communication, telephone communication and text message communication are often difficult to use and can limit the opportunities for these users to engage in successful socialization [...]. Therefore people with cp often see online communication especially OSNs as an attractive alternative [5, 6]. In spite of this, there have been no studies that solely look at OSN experiences and challenges faced among users with cp. The goal of this research was to address this gap in the research to make this community visible.

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10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner

10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner | ILSIG | Scoop.it

This post shares 10 free and low-cost apps that may be especially helpful for individuals who find reading and/or writing challenging. I’ve written previously about some of these resources, but I thought it might be useful to put them together in one place, with information about the apps in point form.


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The Learning Registry and JLeRN at the CETIS Conference: Report ...

The Learning Registry and JLeRN at the CETIS Conference: Report ... | ILSIG | Scoop.it

The JLeRN experiment seeks to engage with the Learning Repository concept to share 'paradata' about learning resources - the information that makes the resource worth investigating and possibly adopting by the tutor/student e.g. reviews, comments etc. without having to download each and discover for yourself. We are interested in how the accessibility advantages can be circulated within this system.

 

"This time, rather than showing a tool or app, or even a use case, Terry presented a “problem environment”: to enable participants understand what accessibility requirements might be. "

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