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The Basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in K-12 Settings

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet University presents a session on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is concept developed from CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) that provides a structure/framework to support various educational initiatives for ALL students, regardless of ability. 

AbleNet University presents this session with Kirk Behnke. Goals, Methods, Materials and Assessments are the cornerstones of good instruction, especially for a diverse classroom. Our classrooms are made up of students who come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic settings and possess a multitude of abilities.

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iBooks Author, Creating Free AIM & Copyright Considerations  

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

PATINS presents the why and how of making sure the content you are creating is accessible.

As districts begin creating their own content to address the standards with exciting tools like iAuthor for Mac and iBooks on portable devices (iPads, iPod Touch, iPhone), it's essential to remember (and to know how) to make sure the content that is being created is accessible!

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AT Consideration for Students: Driven by Marketing or SETT?

Thursday, October 24, 2013
10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern

When AT is considered for students, what is driving the process? Is it the marketing messages crafted by AT producers or is it student-centered? Learn about the advantages of using the SETT Framework.

It's a fact that some fine AT products from Kurzweil, Don Johnston, AbleNet, and others may be what parents have heard of and are asking for, but if that is the starting point for discussion, the student may not receive the best AT.

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Advanced Accessible PDF - Part 2: Tables, Forms, and More!

Thursday, November 21, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

ADA National Network presents this 90 minute session.

Sometimes additional editing is needed to get your PDF fully accessible. This session will look at the Table and Form Editors, changing reading order for assistive devices, and new features in Acrobat XI. Participants should have a basic understanding of accessible PDF principles such as tagging and navigational structure.

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Advanced Accessible PDFs – Part 1. Building Accessibility into Source Documents

Thursday, September 19, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

ADA Online Learning  looked at how to prepare your source documents, such as Word, Excel, or Powerpoint so that the requirements for an accessible PDF are built-in from the ground up. 

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Website Accessibility 101

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

Deque asks: "Are you new to web accessibility and don’t really know where to begin?  Have you wondered what exactly makes a website accessible or how your business may be impacted by an inaccessible website?"

Deque, a provider of software for access, offers a Web Accessibility 101 webinar that will cover:

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National Center on Disability and Access to Information Cheatsheets on Access

Creating Accessible Content is a one page resource guide with illustrated hints for creating accessible web pages.

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The WAI to Web Accessibility

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is a rich but often overlooked source of  guidelines, training materials and testing techniques to help you improve your accessibility knowledge and skills. From 4Good.

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is a rich but often overlooked source of  guidelines, training materials and testing techniques to help you improve your accessibility knowledge and skills.

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Keyboarding for All - A UDL Approach

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
9:30 AM until 12:30 PM, Pacific

Learn how to teach keyboarding skills as quickly and as easily as possible. This hands-on workshop will be held at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, CA.

Join us for this in-person, hands-on workshop and learn how to teach a language-based keyboarding curriculum with a UDL approach.

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AAC Essentials: Core Vocabulary

 

What is core vocabulary and why is it essential for communication? This concept is essential to successful communication and needs to be more widely known.

Core vocabulary is the small number of words that we use the most often, no matter what the setting, our gender, age, etc. (Cross, Baker, Klotz & Badman, 1997).

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