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04/19/2023, AT Chatter: Accessing Print Materials

Date: 04/19/2023 Time: 04:00-04:30 Location: internet Type: Webinar

Description

In this AT Chatter, we will discuss what options you are using to access print materials to make them accessible to your students.  This might include looking at curriculum that is already in digital format (text or pdf’s),  how to convert printed worksheets to an accessible editable format and/or how to access textbooks and novels in various formats.  Accessibility is our goal and we hope you come to share your favorite tips and tricks for accessing print materials in your district.  We will come with some questions to kick off the discussion but will rely on your participation and ideas to create an informative session!

Learning Objectives:

Participants in this AT chatter discussion will:

  1. Discuss and share ideas for how to access print materials in the classroom..
  2. Consider options for converting printed text to accessible digital text on the fly.
  3. Compare options for accessing printed textbooks and novels in an alternative digital or audio format.
  4. Discern whether the digital curriculum in your district is accessible to all students, especially those who need screen readers.

Presenters

Linda Doehle, AT Specialist


Linda Doehle started her career as a software engineer after completing her degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics at Whitworth College. She brought her technical skills to the field of assistive technology while working as an Assistive Technology Specialist for the Yakima School District. Linda holds an AT Specialist Certificate and enjoys being able to use her technology skills in helping students optimize their abilities through the use of assistive technology. Linda has been with the Special Education Technology Center for eight years and has presented webinars and classes at national and statewide conferences. 

Rose Racicot, MS, OTR/L

Rose is an OT and Assistive Technology Specialist in Bellevue School District and at the Special Education Technology Center at CWU with 34 years of experience. Her passion is to help school districts and educators implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to create inclusive classrooms for all students to succeed. Rose facilitates learning experiences on UDL, literacy support software, educational iPad apps, and accessibility features across platforms at the local, state, and national level both in-person and through remote learning.

Contact

Email Sue Wright at the SETC office

The new clock hours link for the winter-spring webinar series has also been posted on the professional development page. One entry is all that is needed for the clock-hour portion of this training.