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Leading and Teaching with Empathy: Leveraging Technology, Accessibility for All

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Presentation

Date
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Time
1:30PM – 3:30PM ET

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Location
FETC 2022
Orlando, FL

Presenters
Alex Inman, Cynthia Curry and Ann McMullan

Audience
Conference Attendees

Description

When technology is accessible, all learners can access the same information and engage in the same interactions - at the same time. Accessibility is not only a right but a necessity for learners with disabilities to have the same opportunities for independence, participation, and progress as other students. Understanding the connection between learner variability and accessibility is essential for teaching students with a range of sensory, physical, and learning differences. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will be demonstrated to guide implementing accessibility. Tools teachers can use to immediately begin applying accessibility in the creation of their own digital content will be demonstrated and practiced. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences using web based accessibility tools.

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