Date: 2nd December 2020, 12pm - 2pm AEST
Should I update my software? How do you create an accessible PowerPoint? How can I start a blind preschooler on an iPad? Is there an accessible app that . . . ? This session introduces participants to Paths to Technology, a teacher-friendly resource that answers these tech questions and more! Paths to Technology is a Perkins eLearning website created to assist educators, families and students to learn about and stay current on ever-changing technology for students with visual impairments and blindness. Read posts, watch videos, use lesson plans, follow curriculums; Paths to Technology has a wide variety of posts covering all types of technology for students with visual impairments of all ages and abilities. With the recent increase in need for accessible digital materials for remote instruction, Paths to Technology now has a Resource Library with available teacher-created educational materials, non-visual digital maps and lessons! This session will provide an overview about the website, how to find desired topics on the website and how YOU and/or your students can share information with the Paths to Technology community!
- Participants will learn how to register on Paths to Technology, sign up for the weekly email, and how to tag Favourite posts.
- Participants will learn how to search to find desired posts on Paths to Technology.
- Participants will learn how to incorporate Paths to Technology into tech-related student lessons.
Diane Brauner is an educational accessibility consultant collaborating with various educational groups and app developers. She splits her time between managing the Perkins eLearning website, Paths to Technology, presenting workshops on a national level and working on accessibility-related projects. Diane’s personal mission is to support developers and educators in creating and teaching accessible educational tools which enable students with visual impairments to flourish in the 21st century classroom. Diane has 25+ years as a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS), working primarily with preschool and school-age students.
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