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Q&A: Sorry to Disappoint You, But...

taught by: Karen McRitchie

Session Summary

There are so many fun, cool, engaging technology tools for education...but are they accessible?


This is not a full presentation. This is a Q&A for the pre-recorded session available to attendees in our Learning Center. Please watch the recording prior to attending the Q&A session.

Conferences, articles, colleagues all share great educational technology applications to use for teaching and learning. It is disappointing to get excited about a new app or tool and find out that it is not designed for students with visual disabilities or that it can't be used by a student with a physical disability. It is important for educators to be able to evaluate and implement educational technology tools that are inclusive so that all students have a great learning experience.

Practical Skills

  • Participants will be able to recognize the four most common barriers found in learning applications for students with disabilities.
  • Participants will learn to evaluate classroom applications for overall accessibility and understand how students with disabilities might encounter barriers when using the applications.
  • Participants will be able to create a custom checklist for evaluating the accessibility of applications and tools used for learning.