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The impact of vision on learning

Posted in Accessibility, and Education

In the 5th post in Blackboard series “Accessibility in Education” I introduce readers to Jessica, a 20 something computer science student who has been struggling with diminishing vision since her early teens. We discuss the impacts it’s had on her learning and present some ways educators can remove the barriers we’re creating that prevent people like Jessica from being successful in her education.   Accessibility in education: The impact of vision on learning – Blackboard Blog Have you thought about what it means to be visually impaired and how it impacts student learning? Ways to create an inclusive experience for…

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Access to Learning: Same path for all abilities

Posted in Accessibility, and Education

In the next post from Blackboard’s series about inclusive education, my colleague Scott Ready talks about how people with diverse needs deal with barriers throughout their educational journey. His thoughtful analogies and useful comparisons help paint a picture of what education could be like if we all worked to remove the barriers rather than build alternate paths. Definitely check it out. Access to learning: Same path for all abilities – Blackboard Blog Learn how individuals with diverse abilities often experience barriers to access on their path to learning at many higher education institutions.   Source: blog.blackboard.com/access-to-learning-same-path-for-all-abilities/  

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5 Key accessibility trends in North American education

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In this third post in Blackboard’s thought leadership series around accessibility I discuss 5 key trends I have been watching emerge in the education space in North America over the last several years. Many of them have or will have a very big impact on students with diverse needs. Educators and edtech companies should be paying attention. 5 key accessibility trends in North American education – Blackboard Blog There are five accessibility trends we’ve seen emerge over the last 16 years and what we think these changes mean for those who work in higher education. Source: blog.blackboard.com/5-key-accessibility-trends-north-american-education/  

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