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Much of the technology around us has been designed for persons with different needs. We can now set an alarm just by asking a device to do so. We can enter stores without touching doors, and read captions for the news on television while listening to music on earbuds. Online curriculum needs to mirror this type of access to give all students the ability to engage with content. Can the visually impaired student in a biology classroom use a microscope? Where are videos with captions for hearing impaired students? Can a student with limited dexterity independently access interactive slides? Deliberate planning of online lessons and selective use of virtual resources can help foster your students’ independence and alleviate barriers. Come learn from the experts.


Jennifer Bliss, STEM Consultant, Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and Christopher Like, Science Program Consultant, Iowa Department of Education

  • Session: Afternoon #2
  • Title: Accessibility Online. All Students means all students.
  • Date: March 31, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
  • Location: Rod Library 324, University of Northern Iowa

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