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  • Photo of a laptop on a desk with a chalkboard in the background

    The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter regarding the requirements in the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that apply to public virtual schools.

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    Hear from high school students and educators in Missouri about the empowerment of using accessible materials with text-to-speech (TTS) technology.

  • article

    R. Jackson, 2005

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 and 2004 set forth requirements to improve access to the general curriculum for students with low-incidence disabilities. Universal design for learning (UDL) is discussed as a …

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    2:00PM – 3:30PM ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    K-12 education agencies and schools are becoming increasingly aware of web accessibility and taking action. Join this webinar for an overview of why accessibility is essential for K-12 websites. Topics will include legal requirements, case studies, policy development, and considerations for getting started.

  • presentation

    10:00AM – 11:30AM MT on Friday, February 15, 2019

    We know from experience and science that individuals learn in varied ways – ways that are particular to them. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides educators with practical strategies and techniques to ensure that all learners can meet high expectations. Following an overview of the UDL framework, participants will learn about helpful, free and low-cost technology tools for providing flexible learning opportunities at school and in the home.

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    R. Jackson & V. Hendricks, 2014

    Currently, students with vision challenges are learning to read through the medium of either large print or braille, following or coinciding with a Learning Media Assessment (LMA). They are also learning to use universally designed or assistive technologies, which may or may not be infused with their school’s technology curriculum. …

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    PACER & AIM Centers, 2010

    Some students with disabilities have difficulty reading and accessing standard print and learning materials, such as textbooks and supplementary materials. To succeed in school, these students need learning materials in specialized …

  • article
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    Andrew I. Hashey, et al., 2014

    As online learning opportunities continue to spread—31 states now offer full-time virtual schooling, serving 275,000 students—educators need to make choices about how best to reach and teach all of their students. As in traditional ...

  • The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released two documents that provide important information regarding the use of emerging technology in educational settings.

  • presentation

    8:00AM – 9:15AM EST on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    Is your school district interested in learning about how to successfully integrate the instructional framework of Universal Design for Learning into your daily curriculum? The framework provides an approach to designing flexible curriculum, instruction and materials that are accessible to all students. The instructional framework supports initiatives that are already in place in schools, including Race to the Top, Response to Intervention and 21st Century Learning. Visit this session to hear from experts that have successfully implemented UDL!