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Accessibility is critical to leverage the power of technology and provide equal educational opportunities for all students, particularly those with disabilities. Presenters Tracy Gray, Ph.D. (Center on Technology and Disability) and Jose Blackorby, Ph.D., (CAST) address the following key topics at the 32nd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference:

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This 2014 research addresses the question of whether Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices improve expressive language (specifically speech) in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. From the conclusion section: "Minimally verbal school-aged children can make significant and rapid gains in spoken spontaneous language with a novel, blended intervention that focuses...

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Breaking down silos and building bridges between technology teams, assistive technology specialists, general educators, web developers, content creators, and administrators is essential to ensure that technology is accessible and meets the needs of all stakeholders.

**The downloadable slide deck was used for part-two of a two-part webinar series, originally...

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Accessibility is essential for leveraging technology and providing educational opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities. Our CTD Accessibility Suite includes tools and resources designed to support SEA and LEA leaders in building state and district capacity. Feel free to use, share, and repurpose these materials for planning...

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These slides accompany the webinar, AT Assessment Tools and Interventions: Tots Can Tech Too! . In this webinar, experienced AT professionals from Fairfax County, VA public schools demonstrate how to develop and conduct AT assessments, and implement activities in early childhood classrooms and at home to make participation and learning...

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We know accessibility is important, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Use this quick guide to learn about the different components of accessibility, examples of who may benefit from increased accessibility, and considerations for how to create accessible content.

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Accessibility guidelines, checklists, and standards can be useful tools when developing accessible content, but accessibility is more than just a checklist for compliance. Understanding your end users and the ways they use web and digital content can help you move beyond technical components of accessibility to developing a truly usable...

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Part of the University of Nebraska Technology (Tech) Education In Digital and Global Environments (EDGE), this Tech EDGE Conference 17 focuses on Innovation in Teacher Education. The Keynote speaker, Ann Feldman, an Apple Education Trainer, Instructional Technologist Specialist, addresses expectations schools currently have from Teacher Education programs.

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In this webinar, experienced AT professionals from Fairfax County, Va public schools demonstrate how to develop and conduct AT assessments, and implement activities in early childhood classrooms and at home to make participation and learning accessible to all students! ( Get the slides .)

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Launched in 2015 to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Month, this animated video talks about the importance of digital inclusion and provides tips and suggestions to help organizations make their digital content more accessible and inclusive. The video is a collaborative work between Citizens Online’s, Fix the Web project, the Digital...

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