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Accessible Learning - UDL

  1. ACCESSIBLE LEARNING Removing Barriers for all Students
  2. Who is a typical ADLC student?
  3. Repeater Average IPPs IPPs Adults self on file s Previous identified school mark OL 39% 35% 26% 5% 0 Print 33% 33% 6% 6% 6%
  4. Repeaters Average Average IPPs IPPs Adults self on file Previous Previous identified School Diploma Mark awarded Mark 40% 52% 48.7% 11% 3% 16%
  5. Why Assistive Tech? The fairness debate. UDL Overview: Rick Lavoie on Fairness hUQDwY This 8 month old baby was born deaf, watch the moment as his cochlear implant is activated and he hears sound for the first time, and his mother's voice.
  6. What assistive tech do we use everyday? Is it fair? Technology Original Purpose Current Use Predictive Text Quadra-pelagic Head Google Searches – Is it activated communication Fair? Wheel chair ramps Wheel chairs Baby strollers Siri
  7. Mel Levine: Educational Care
  8. Potential Barriers to Learning @ADLC? Potential Barrier to Tool/Strategy Effective / Ineffective? Learning: Reading Ability Text to Speech Written Expression Processing Speed Motor Control Attention Memory Social Skills Critical/Higher Order Thininking
  9. Student Engagement: Multiple Intelligences
  10. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) perspective for the Expert Learner is for a learner to be: © CAST 2011. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
  11. Expert Learning: A shared responsibility
  12. Blueprint to Build Capacity in UDL Develops and Creates vision Establishes a ADLC Senior Implements with Community of Admin Team Strategy plans to stakeholders Practice (CoP) support UDL Establishes Supports teachers Coordinators & Provides flexibility respect of learner to develop Department of curriculum differences as courses with UDL Heads redesign and PD school culture principles Encourages Participate in Understands learner voice CoP and learner and choice, Teachers develops difference and applies UDL personal goals to UDL principles principles in support UDL courses Self selects and Becomes a self Understand how uses appropriate directed and Learners they learn best tools to support independent learning tasks learner
  13. What does buy in depend upon? Does adding UDL benefit the function of my classroom/course? Does UDL benefit Does UDL the learning of my streamline my students? responsibilities? Are the benefits worth the time investment?
  14. Instructional Practice for UDL: Sound familiar?  Integrated Curriculum  Student Choice  Flexible Groups/Co-operative Learning  Differentiated Instruction  Differentiated Assessment  Assessment for/of/as learning  Inquiry  UBD – Understanding by Design  Social and Academic Inclusion of Students with Exceptionalities
  15. Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses 1) Content first, then design. 2) Provide simple, consistent navigation. 3) Include an accommodation statement. 4) Choose LMS tools carefully.  Students who use assistive technology - Students receiving the accommodation of "extended time" 5) Model and teach good discussion board etiquette. 6) Use color with care. Provide good color contrast. 7) Provide accessible document formats. 8) Choose fonts carefully. 9) Convert PowerPoint™ to accessible HTML. 10) If it's auditory make it visual; if it's visual make it auditory.
  16. Removing barriers to learning by embedding technology tools and resources is like...
  17. Resources: 6jip
  18. Discussions in D2L  Speech to Text Option
  19. Audio Feedback in Assignments  Audacity  Voicethread
  20. Accessibility in Microsoft Documents  Accessibility Features in Office 2010  Find and Fix Accessibility Issues in Word 2010  DemoWordDoc  Creating Accessible Documents - Word, PowerPoint and Adobe
  21. Accessibility in Windows 7  Accessibility in Windows 7  Make your computer easier to use - get recommendations via a questionnaire. (ie. Magnifier, no keyboard, Narrator, color, sound, font size, speech recognition, touch screen. Each has an Accessibility Demo video.)
  22. Speech Recognition -  Set up Speech Recognition - allows you to command your computer with your voice.
  23. Apple Accessibility  Apple includes assistive technology in its products as standard features — at no additional cost.  For example, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and OS X include screen magnification and VoiceOver, a screen-access technology, for the blind and visually impaired.  To assist those with cognitive and learning disabilities, every Mac includes an alternative, simplified user interface that rewards exploration and learning. And, for those who find it difficult to use a mouse, every Mac computer includes Mouse Keys, Slow Keys, and Sticky Keys, which adapt the computer to the user’s needs and capabilities.  Apple Assistive Tech for Diverse Learners US_L360989C_DiverseLearners_ff_acc.pdf
  24. Siri  1) Settings - General - Accessibility - Vision - Speak Auto-text ON and set Speaking Rate.  2) Settings - General - Siri - ON (available for iPhone 5/4S, iPad2/3, iPad mini, iPod Touch  - to activate Siri, hold down the iPad Home button for 2 seconds  - use to open apps, set up reminders “Remind me to call my mom”, weather “What will the weather be like tomorrow?” for local or ask for a specific city (great for Social Studies and calendar work with students), send a tweet, do a web search, etc. Also, Siri with VoiceOver can speak any response texts from Siri.
  25. Readability  takes away the clutter of the web and saves info in a personalized format. CBC News.
  26. MyStudyBar "MyStudyBar is a tool which helps overcome problems that students commonly experience with studying, reading and writing. The tool consists of a set of portable open source and freeware applications....MyStudyBar puts a whole range of individual and essential tools at your fingertips. Together, these...
  27. Audacity  Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Can use it to record live audio, convert old recordings, edit .mp3/.wav sound files, cut-copy-splice-mix sounds together, change speed/pitch, etc.  Easy to attach to an email or put into a website.  How - to use
  28. Dragon Naturally Speaking - software and app  Dragon speech recognition software makes it easier for anyone to use a computer. You talk, and it types. Use your voice to create and edit documents or emails, lunch applications, open files, control your mouse, and more. Quickly and easily capture your thoughts and ideas.
  29. Paperport Notes App  Take note taking to a whole new level by leveraging your iPad to capture hand written notes, dictation notes, typed text, images, web content and audio.  Video example
  30. Evernote partners with Ispeech  te-partners-with-ispeech-adds-text-to-speech- reading-to-its-clearly-extension-for-chrome/
  31. Mobile Devices  iOS - iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone  Vision  - Built-in VoiceOver, Zoom, White on Black (see YouTube video explaining first three), Speak Selection, Tactile Buttons, Large Text, Headset Compatibility, Audible Alerts, Digit- Eyes App, Eyeglasses App, Apple TV for magnifying text  Hearing  - MonoAudio, FaceTime, Skype, Closed Captioning of iTunes content, soundAMP R App, Sign 4 Me App, Music - podcasts, audiobooks, voice recordings, speeches, Voice Memos
  32. Internet Explorer  Accessibility in IE9  Google Chrome  Chrome Vox - screen reader for visually impaired users. Video example.  Chrome Vis - magnifies any selected text on a webpage for users with low vision. Video example.  SpeakIt! - converts text into speech.  DEMO  Readability - takes away the clutter of the web and saves info in a personalized format. CBC News.
  33. 10 Apps that can enhance your lessons through UDL  -apps-that-can-enhance-your-lessons-through- udl/

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  1. learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to understand how your learners learn best.redesign the learning activities so learners have access to multiple strategies that best meet their needs and the way they learn best.encourage learners to create learning goals and a plan describing the strategies and resources that are appropriate to meet their learning goals.encourage learners to select how they choose to access and engage with content.