50millaccessibility-toolarrowassessaudioauthorboxbubble-tailcalcchevron-right-2chevron-rightclosecogsextensiblefacebookformulagplushighly-scalableinteractive-badgeintergratedlinkedinlogo-colour-white-textlogo-colourlogo-whitemenuofflinepassageportableprofilequotequote_2reportsresponsiverulerscalablescoringscoring_2securesecurebrowserservershadowshadow_2support-1support-2supportsupport2tech-debttouchtwittervideovisionyoutube

Access All Areas: Insights on Accessibility in eLearning

Overview

Despite the fact that 80 percent of Americans believe that children learn in different ways, over a third of parents in the US feel that schools don’t effectively test for learning disabilities. As a result, countless students do not receive the services they need to flourish, and schools continue to try put square pegs into round holes.

The results can be devastating for learners – academically, economically, and socially. Yet in an era of rapid digital evolution, technology has emerged as a potential solution to the complex challenge of learner diversity, and accessibility is now an integral part of e-learning products rather than an afterthought.

Catch up with our webinar to learn from the educational technologists leading the way in putting accessibility at the heart of product design.

About the Speakers

Industry experts from K12 Inc, Texthelp, CenterPoint Education Solutions, and ReadSpeaker.

  • Bryan Ayres Accessibility Manager of K12 Inc. Bryan Ayres from K12, Inc.Bryan has a background as a teacher, administrator, musician, assistive technology specialist and web accessibility consultant. He has over 32 years of experience working with persons with disabilities and their families. He previously served the Arkansas Department of Education as an Accessible Instructional Materials specialist from 2010 until joining K12 in 2016.
  • Martin McKay

    CTO & Founder of Texthelp

    Martin McKay from TexthelpWith over 20 years of edtech experience, Martin is the Founder & CTO of Texthelp, an education technology company with business divisions delivering Assistive Technology, Web Accessibility, and Talking Textbook products.
  • Dr. Bonnie Hain Chief of Academics at CenterPoint Education Solutions Bonnie Hain from CenterPointBonnie Hain has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, principal, and designer of curriculum and assessments. She supports states and districts through professional development as they transition and implement new standards and assessments. Prior to joining CenterPoint she provided leadership, content expertise, and oversight for the development of PARCC summative and aligned non-summative assessments.
  • Fredrik Larsson CTO at ReadSpeaker Paul Stisser from ReadSpeakerFredrik Larsson manages the technical development, hosting, and technical support at ReadSpeaker. He brings over 15 years of experience developing and designing the first ever web-based speech-enabling service, ReadSpeaker. Blind from birth, Fredrik has deep technical expertise in accessibility, architectural design and programming. Prior to working on the creation of ReadSpeaker, Fredrik was pursuing his PhD in Engineering Physics at the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

What to Expect

In this 1-hour webinar, you can expect to gain a clear understanding of the value of creating accessible assessments. Gain valuable insights from our panel of experts on the challenges they have previously faced as they developed an accessible learning product. Find out the many advantages of an inclusive design and why it's become so important today.

Interested in learning more about accessibility in edtech before the webinar? Read our recent articles on accessibility on our blog.

Web Accessibility Concepts 101 For The Visually Impaired: Screen Readers

Look Beyond What You See: Color Testing For Accessibility

Accessibility In Education Helps Create Better Opportunities For Learners