September 19th, 2012

 

Engaging Citizens in the Development of Accessible Workplace Technology included Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer, Federal Communications Commission, and Sheila Campbell, Director, Center for Excellence in Digital Government in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, General Services Administration. It was presented on 9/5/12. Audio and transcript are available.

September 19th, 2012

Accessibility and Emerging Technology — Keys to Improving the Employment of People with Disabilities is the title of the webinar with Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, Jim Tobias, President of Inclusive Technologies and Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, presented on August 16, 2012.

September 19th, 2012

 

UDL, AIM and AT: Complementary Supports for the Achievement of All Students

In this September 2012 webinar from ISTE's SETSIG, Joy Zabala describes the UDL and AIM initiatives, and how they complement instructional technology and other strategies in ways that lead to flexible, engaging learning environments that support improved outcomes for all students.

Link to pdf of this presentation: Zabala.UDL.AT.AIM Presentation

Link to the webinar recording: http://iste.adobeconnect.com/p2azpeti8ws/

September 19th, 2012

 

This webinar from 5/2/12 discusses the Universal Design for Learning supports that are available in the newly upgraded i21 Classrooms in San Diego Unified School District. Examples using Kurzweil 3000 and ActivInspire flipcharts to present accessible and engaging lessons are demonstrated. Handouts and the archive are online, thanks to the ISTE Special Education and Technology SIG.

September 18th, 2012

In an article published in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, the iPod Touch was found to improve the employability of people with autism. The article reports on three cases of workers with ASD who have been trained to use Apple iPod Touch PDAs as vocational supports in the workplace, resulting in improved functional performance and reduced behavioral challenges. The full article is online.