Total Accessibility. Mobile learning for special needs.
"Suggest an app 120 apps available. Choose a category: Communication - Motor Skills - Documentation - Reference - Reading - Visual Organizers - Story Telling and Writing - Math - Hearing - Vision - Schedules/Prompts - Social and Living Skills - Cause and Effect - Games and Fun"
"...The overall results of the present study are in line with the RNIB report on the use of synthetic speech by blind and partially sighted people, which states that “listeners prefer natural sounding speech, both in comparing natural speech to synthetic speech and in comparing different synthetic voices” (Cryer and Home 2008: 7). It is worth noting, however, that while the visually impaired viewers in this study find natural speech preferable, many of them would find synthetic speech acceptable. ..."
Permettere la massima accessibilità alle informazioni e ai servizi offerti è uno dei requisiti fondamentali delle strutture pubbliche; questo sito ha l'intento di creare un punto di riferimento in cui presentare realizzazioni e normative ed esaminare...
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By Cory Doctorow Read by Grant Baciocco Discuss on our forums. First appeared in Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories Music by Clockwork Quartet All stories by Cory Doctorow All stories read by Grant Baciocco
This one is a long one! This is considered appropriate for kids 12 and up – it’s a YA story with one murder."
Warm thanks to Professor Bishop and to DysTalk for their permission to subtitle this video and to publish the subtitled version on YouTube. These first English subtitles / captions are improvable: you can do it in http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/4THfTvUA5FWN/ , where you can also translate them into other languages. I'll add here both improved English subtitles and possible translations."
"The Museum Access Consortium hosts professional development seminars concerning public and programmatic access for people with disabilities. MAC strives for all presentations to meet standards for accessibility, so that all attendees can participate fully. Remember that disabilities are not always obvious. You should assume that there are audience members who will need accommodations to take advantage of visual aids, or to discern what is said. And everyone benefits from clear presentations! We strongly urge presenters and host organizations to adhere to these guidelines. ..."
CulturAbile: nasce un nuovo progetto per l'accessibilità della cultura attraverso la promozione dell'audiodescrizione e della sottotitolazione. Un progetto di Silvia De Pasquale e Saveria Arma Contattaci: firstname.lastname@example.org"
Once we understand that our students with learning difficulties incite better instructional design for all students, we begin to see that the curriculum itself also needs to be re-evaluated - It cannot continue to be a "one size fits most" approach (Rose, Meyer, Hitchcock, 2005).
"... Now let's look at Apple products such as the iPhone and the iBad. These products are jails. The users called them jails when they started talking about "jailbreaking" them. These products are designed (...) so that users can't even install whatever program they wish to install..." . )
"The European Parliament’s register released the International Trade (INTA) committee’s coordinators’ minutes on ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). Prior to the release, the Parliament’s services denied the existence of these minutes four times. Only after the FFII provided proof that the documents do exist, the Parliament released them. The minutes document illegal decisions..."
(added here because copyright issues, which are part of ACTA, almost always affect accessibility)
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Posted by About Zoe Mickley Gillenwater - October 17, 2011
"Recordings of screen readers using web page components that do and do not make use of WAI-ARIA can be a good educational resource for why ARIA is important to accessibility. Here are all the videos of such demos that I’ve found."
"...Di pochi giorni fa la notizia di uno studio condotto a Piacenza dalla ricercatrice Caterina Martinazzoli, che sottolinea la doppia condizione di svantaggio vissuta dai bambini allo stesso tempo "migranti" e disabili e i problemi inediti che la loro presenza pone alle figure docenti. Come è già avvenuto e tuttora avviene con la "semplice" disabilità, la condizione di disabile-straniero ci garantisce un punto di osservazione privilegiato per vedere non solo se e come la scuola sarà in grado di modellarsi per riuscire a gestire e valorizzare anche situazioni così problematiche, ma per valutare la risposta della società nel suo complesso (l'idea, da me espressa più volte, che la disabilità sia un potente "monitor sociale"). ..."
"Name: Christopher R. Bugaj School: Loudoun County Public Schools Role: Assistive Technology Trainer Description: This short video defines the three pillars of UDL in a fun and engaging way. Using multiple modalities the video hopes to provide a succinct introduction to any person learning about the concept. Also, the video is 1 of a 5 videos on a DVD used for professional development within our school district. Captions are not included in this version due to technical restraints (the video is not currently loaded to YouTube) but a script is available. Viewers of the DVD (not this online version) have the option to turn captions on or off."
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