In an election year that has yet to produce a clear frontrunner in either party, maybe tech issues will be the deciding factor.
In order to accommodate students’ needs and make textbooks more accessible, organizations like the Accessibility Solutions and Research Center uses ABBYY FineReader.
Disabilities expert Rachel Kruzel reveals how Augsburg College provides note-taking technology to help students with disabilities learn easier.
Students at Harbor School in New Jersey, a school for children ages 5-21 who have multiple disabilities, are using Aldebaran’s Nao Robot as an instructional tool to learn and interact with.
Sweetwater Sound is one of the top online music retailers in the world. The company recently began using a Sennheiser Tourguide system in order to augment their corporate tours. The expansive, LEED certified facility is frequented by visitors often, and the company needed a reliable audio system to help deliver tours of the 100+ acre campus.
Rising college student Yishai Barth shares which technologies support his disability, and encourages instructors to be choosy when matching ADA compliant technologies to other students.
With demands for better ADA compliance strategies growing, colleges sometimes struggle to find ways to support students with disabilities. ADA compliance experts say that colleges should abandon old, “grab-a-human” days and invest in technological solutions for support. Some schools, like Worcester Polytechnic Institute, have ADA compliance strategies embedded in their curriculum, alongside supportive technologies and departmental support systems to thin the gap between students with disabilities and regular students.The experts also offer tips on how to best execute ADA compliance strategies, including talking to students, checking accessibility and anticipating future needs.
Jamie Underwood of Alertus writes an article on NFPA 72, detailing how colleges should review the Fire Alarm & Signaling Code and apply technologies accordingly.
Many schools and K-12 AV consultants are not aware of ADA requirements for assisitve listening devices. Here’s what you need to know to become ADA compliant and a look at one type of technology that can get you there.
Despite a rise in hearing loss, many schools remain unaware of the ADA requirements for the hearing impaired, which mandates installation of assistive listening devices in every new constructed or altered classroom and assembly area.