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Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities - Bookshare

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Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities
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Now books are easily accessible for individuals with a physically-based disability that makes it difficult or impossible to read a printed book.

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Creating Accessible Word Documents

Creating Accessible Word Documents | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it
Learn how to create Word documents that are more accessible to people with disabilities, or who are using assistive technologies.
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Starting with Microsoft Office 2010 a new tool for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint called the Accessibility Checker is available that you can use to check your Word documents for any issues that might make it challenging for a user with a disability.

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UDL: Moving from Innovation to Implementation

Universal Design for Learning(UDL): Moving from Innovation to Implementation 2011 ATAP RI ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE Dr. Patti Ralabate, Dr....
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Captions meant as aid to disabled students help all

Captions in educational videos, meant for students with learning disabilities, can up test scores and comprehension for all students, a U.S. researcher says.
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Models of Accessible Online Design

Models of Accessible Online Design | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

(Course Model 1: Designing for the Life Span) (Course Model 2: Federal Court Concepts) (Course Model 3: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics) (Course Model 4: Scientific Perspectives on World Hunger)

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See these excellent real-world models developed in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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How sharp is the distinction between Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology?

How sharp is the distinction between Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology? | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

... a totally UDL solution that exclude AT may fail to consider the customized adaptations that many students need ...

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AT and UDL  - Different but Completely Complementary

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Howard Fulfrost's curator insight, January 17, 3:37 PM

A tidbit drawing the distinction between assistive technology and universal design for learling.

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Accessible Learning

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Accessible Learning Styles Video
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Excellent accessible learning visual.

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Special Needs

Special Needs | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

A great variety of resources for every student's unique needs ...

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Ed Tech Kit: #UDL reading and writing supports for the Chromebook ...

Ed Tech Kit: #UDL reading and writing supports for the Chromebook ... | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it
I've been asked to develop a list of Chrome Apps and Extensions that enable reading and writing supports such as text-to-speech, speech-to text, and dictionary tools for students in my district. Here's my first round picks that I ...

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John Boell's curator insight, October 23, 2013 5:18 PM

An interesting look at UDL and a topic I'd like to learn more about.

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Designing for Every Adult Learner

Designing for Every Adult Learner | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it
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Ensuring as Many Users as Possible can Access Your Website

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VoiceNote: Another Excellent Voice-to-Text App

VoiceNote: Another Excellent Voice-to-Text App | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

VoiceNote offers excellent voice-to-text. It is a free app for Google Chrome that can be added to the browser simply by going to the Chrome Web Store and installing it. (A Google/GMail account is required.)

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Great voice-to-text tool for those who would benefit from writing facilitation.

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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

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Looks like an interesting tool.

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Freek Kraak's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:06 AM

Ook iets voor in het Nederlands?

Connie Baques 's curator insight, November 1, 2013 4:53 AM

This website is really cool, especially for Beginners and Elementary students. Check it out!

Ginger Abercrombie Gozo's curator insight, April 15, 5:14 PM

Un site intéressant pour les professeurs d'anglais.

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D2L Accessibility Resources for Instructors

D2L Accessibility Resources for Instructors | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

Course designers and instructors play an important role in ensuring your course environment is accessible to all users, regardless of their learning needs. It is your content that students must access, assess, and respond to.

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Desire2Learn Accessibility Resources for Instructors

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Strategies for Universal Design for Online Learning

Strategies for Universal Design for Online Learning | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

A big difference between universal design and disability accessibility is that universal design strategies help all people, not just those with disabilities ... I use captions on TV and movies frequently although I do not have a hearing disability; it helps me understand better primarily when people have accents.

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Fact Sheets on Accessible Distance Education

Fact Sheets on Accessible Distance Education | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

Find quick tips, solutions, and a summary of the issues involved in making accessible distance education -- sharing and copying is encouraged.

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Excellent collection of tips and techniques.

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GRADE: Guidelines for Accessible Distance Education

GRADE: Guidelines for Accessible Distance Education | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

Guidelines for making "second generation" non-web format documents accessible for all students. 

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It is suggested that universities and colleges address all of the "Must" items and address the "Should" and "May" items according to the user needs.

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Access E-Learning

Access E-Learning | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

A tutorial consisting of 10 modules offering information, instructional techniques, and practice labs to make distance education accessible for individuals with disabilities, and enhance usability for all students.

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Excellent practical tutorials.

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2020's Learning Landscape | National Center On Universal Design for Learning

2020's Learning Landscape | National Center On Universal Design for Learning | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

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See the digital version of the article created by its authors in which UDL principles are applied in order to transform the static, print article into an interactive, learning one - a universally designed for learning article. 

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Goalbook

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Goalbook Toolkit empowers teachers to adapt instruction using research-based strategies. 

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See the online toolkit.

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Kathy Booth's curator insight, January 12, 12:21 PM

Great for creating IEP goals aligned to Common Core State Standards

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5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps

5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

Text to speech apps can be used for teaching all the four skills: listening, writing, reading, and speaking. They are also good for language learners.

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Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses

Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

Implementing the principles of universal design in online learning means anticipating the diversity of students that may enroll in your course and planning accordingly. These ten key elements will greatly enhance the accessibility and usability of your course for students with and without disabilities.

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An excellent step-by-step guide.

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Accessibility

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Supporting students with dyslexia: tips, tricks and tech for teachers

Supporting students with dyslexia: tips, tricks and tech for teachers | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

 ... with the right support from their teachers and the use of technology, simple changes can make a big difference. Technology is an important tool that can be used to support students with dyslexia with reading and writing.

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Technology-related resources and ideas to support the dyslexic learner.

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Accessible Video Captioning for Distance Education and Online Learning

Accessible Video Captioning for Distance Education and Online Learning | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

More than 36 million people in the US are deaf or hard of hearing. Transcripts and closed captions allow the disabled access to audio and video content. Over the years, numerous federal and state laws have sought to mandate closed captioning and transcription. Even so, the proliferation of online video has outpaced accessibility initiatives, leaving many disabled students more disadvantaged than ever before. Many higher education intuitions have been reactive not proactive, and thus, may find themselves at a disadvantage as accessibility laws tighten.

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3Play’s Tole Khesin and Rob Haley of Boston University’s Distance Learning Department share information on relevant accessibility legislation and best practices for online video captioning.
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How Universal Design for Learning Helps All Learners

How Universal Design for Learning Helps All Learners | Universal Design for Learning Online | Scoop.it

"Many Universal Design for Learning concepts may seem obvious or commonplace in the modern educational environment, but that is because they are highly effective. Whether teaching a group of students in a classroom or a workplace seminar, UDL concepts enhance the experience for all learners by making the information taught more understandable. "

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A few effective examples and the opportunity to listen to the content via ReadSpeaker.

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