Accurate and updated information as of August 2021 Looking for information, resources, and technical assistance (TA) to help you and others support children with disabilities in their least restrictive environment in school? Here’s a starter list of places to look online. These will surely lead you to more. ________________________ Quick-jump links Reflecting on the meaning […]
(2020, October) | Useful to Parent Centers and other dissemination and technical assistance centers when writing for individuals with disabilities. How do you make writing accessible? We know how to replace steps with ramps. We know how to widen doorways and make restrooms larger for wheelchair users. We can accommodate Deaf people with Sign Language […]
(2020, May) | Useful to Parent Centers and others creating videos and captioning them for accessibility. This webinar was hosted by the AEM Center (National Center on Accessible Educational Materials) on May 18, 2020. Its full title is: 1-2-3 Captions: Workflows for Creating Accessible Video. The 1-hour webinar (archived now) focuses on three workflows for […]
(2019) | Useful to Parent Center staff responsible for their center’s social media postings and activities. Educators are integrating social media into their professional learning routines, their daily communications, and their instructional practices. But how do we plan for variability in our social media followers? Learn easy tips for making your social media posts more […]
(2018, April) | Useful to Parent Centers, educators, and parents in: considering a student’s need for accessible materials and technologies, and where to specify what is needed in each student’s IEP This brief comes from the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, otherwise known as the AEM Center. It’s 17 pages long, but provides excellent guiding […]
Want to prepare top-notch presentations? This archived webinar from August 2018 discusses best practices for making your presentations accessible to a wider audience that includes not only people with disabilities, but also people who call into a presentation and do not have access to the visuals, and those sitting in the back row of a large room.
The webinar also describes techniques for making your slides more accessible using a number of popular presentation tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple’s Keynote, and Google Slides, as well as how to design an accessible handout that provides value even after the presentation is over. From the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials.
Created for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, the VisionConnect app provides a searchable directory of services available in the US and Canada. Users can find services such as computer and technology training, daily living skills training, braille and reading instruction, dog guide training, employment services, low vision services, and more.
(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in building and maintaining an accessible website. Word version of this FAQ Word version of Staff Technology Skill Survey This Frequently Asked Questions page was developed by the Accessibility Work Group within the Parent Center network to respond to Parent Center questions about website accessibility and compliance with […]
In March 2015, the U.S. Department of Education announced the availability of free, video-on-demand children’s television programming for thousands of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing. Dozens of children’s and family TV episodes may now be viewed online featuring closed captioning and descriptions through the Education Department’s Accessible Television Portal project. […]
The IRIS STAR Legacy modules are meant to help train future teachers, administrators, and other school personnel. This module presents an overview of Bookshare, a project supported by the U.S. Department of Education and OSEP, which provides books in digitized formats to individuals who have print disabilities. Included is information about how such students can […]