About this Training
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Universally Designed Technology in Schools to learn about education technology accessibility challenges and how they can be overcome.
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Education technology has become an integral part of K-12 classrooms across the nation. Proven to enhance both teaching and learning, it includes such tools as computers, software, the Internet, and multimedia.
Unfortunately, some students with disabilities are unable to benefit from education technology because it is not accessible to them. As a result, they miss out on important learning opportunities and may not have full access to the curriculum.
This free training will explain how universally designed education technology supports a broad range of abilities and learning styles. Such technology can give students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and help schools meet the educational needs of all students.
This training will address:
- Benefits and barriers to education technology for students with disabilities
- Universally designed technology for K-12 schools
- Accessible Web-based learning, multimedia, and digital learning materials
- Benefits of universally designed technology for all students
- Steps and resources for implementing universally designed technology in K-12 schools
This training was developed by PACER's Simon Technology Center, www.pacer.org/stc. It is funded by a grant from the NEC Foundation of America, 2950 Express Dr. S, Suite 102, Islandia, NY, 11749-1412, 631-232-2212, www.necfoundation.org.
Who Should Take this Training?
This training is for anyone interested in learning about accessible, universally designed education technology, including:
- Assistive technology specialists
- Curriculum planners
- Disability advocates
- School administrators
- Special and general education professionals
- Technology coordinators
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