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Overview: 

Chances are that you have current students, staff, and others who may join your program in the future with hand motor, visual, or auditory difficulties. For this reason, it is good practice to know how to be inclusive so that program and class materials are readable and program digital devices are navigable. It’s also important to understand how to support students’ use of their own devices. Come learn about basic settings and instructions for creating equitable access at your program and in your classes.

This webinar is offered as a collaboration between the SABES Program Support PD Center Digital Literacy and ADA Training and Resources teams.

Unable to attend? Register and receive the webinar recording and assignment instructions, and complete by Wednesday, January 8.

Note: This is part of a series of monthly webinars, which are modeled after the effective Tech and Tell series developed by our IDEAL partners and colleagues at TCALL, Texas A&M University. TCALL provides professional development for the Texas adult education system. We are grateful for their collaborative spirit and sharing of successful practices.

Audience: 

This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Directors, teachers, advisors, tech coordinators, and others who support staff or student digital literacy
Description: 

In this webinar, we will demonstrate basic settings for computers, laptops, and phones that will help address challenges that students and staff with hand motor, visual, or auditory difficulties may have with operating those devices. We will also share simple ways to make documents readable, as well as resources to help you make websites navigable.

Schedule:

  • The webinar will be Wednesday, December 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Following the webinar, your assignment will be to respond to one idea discussed in the webinar and to describe a plan for implementing it at your program or in your work with students (by Wednesday, January 8).

The total time for this PD activity is approximately 2 hours. We estimate the time as follows:

  • Facilitated webinar: 1 hour

  • Assignment: 1 hour

Please note:

This webinar will provide information on making simple adjustments. For a deeper dive, keep an eye out for offerings from the ADA Center, including ADA Basics and the Assistive Technologies Tour & Explore. Click to sign up to receive notifications. 

These Tech and Tell webinars will be offered on the third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m, so we encourage you to keep an eye out for more that will be scheduled in 2020:

  • Developing Individual Learning Plans
  • Designing Digital Learning Experiences

  • NELRC: Stand Up and Be Counted Using the Change Agent 

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Describe a plan for implementing one strategy for making devices or materials accessible at your program or in your work with staff or students
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 
Date: 
12/18/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Online
PD Center: 

Digital Literacy

SABES Program Support PD Center - Digital Literacy
Topic Area: 
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
Digital Literacy
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