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Digital Accessibility Tools/Resources

digital-accessibility

When the transition is made from a traditional classroom to one that is powered by a distance learning methodology, we must continue to be mindful of student needs. The resources below will assist with ensuring that distance learning environments are accessible by all students.

 
 

 

These sites provides information about Google Chrome Extensions that can support students that are struggling or have special needs. Support for the following are included: Text to Speech, Readability, Reading Comprehension, Focus, Navigation
From: "Ctrl-Alt-Achieve" (Curts, 2016)
 
 
From: Google Education's Blog (Weisman, 2018)
 
 

 

This site overviews key accessibility features built-in to Apple’s devices. These include support for: Visually impaired, Hearing Impaired, Those with mobility challenges and Communicative Challenges.
 
From: Apple's Accessibility Webpage
 
 

 

This site provides overviews of the accessibility features of Microsoft’s suite of tools. Tools included support: Visual impairments, Hearing assistance, Neorodiversity, Learning disabilities, Those with mobility challenges, and Those with mental health challenges.
 
From: Microsoft's Accessibility Webpage
 
 
 

 

This site provides software solutions for blind and low vision needs. Whether you are looking for a screen reader, like their world renowned JAWS software or a magnification software such as ZoomText, they have a variety of solutions to meet your specific needs. They are dedicated to providing the best software to provide accessibility tools for work and home. They are now offering JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion free of charge for personal computers at home, until June 30, 2020. This offer is available to every household in the US and Canada. International opportunities available, please contact the distributor in your country.
 
From: Freedom Scientific's Webpage
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