“This year, Zoom will host its inaugural Global Education Summit focusing on the future of education and how hybrid work and hybrid learning are changing the primary & secondary (K-12) and post-secondary education landscape… Listen to thought leaders and experts from the education community and Zoom as they discuss the changes necessary to support education in the coming decade and help us explore what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.”

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Are you looking to learn more about digital accessibility? Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has created a video series covering a variety of topics on digital access in education, including how people with disabilities use technology, applicable Federal regulations, and identifying and remediating barriers to access.  Whether you are in the educational field or not, these videos have wide ranging coverage for those who want to know: What makes technology accessible for individuals with disabilities? And how can I make my site or platform more accessible?

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Do you have questions? Drop-in to an upcoming session and get answers from one of the School of Education Instructional Technology Consultants.

School of Education instructors (faculty, lecturers, adjuncts, teaching assistants, etc.) are invited to drop-in and receive the “just in time” assistance needed for their courses. Instructors can receive assistance on such things as instructional design, course revisions & updates, as well as receive suggestions and recommendations for selecting and implementing learning tools (Canvas, Zoom, G-Suite, Box, and Microsoft Office 365) in their courses.

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May 19th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! GAAD occurs annually to raise awareness about digital accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities. Although GAAD is officially marked each year as the third Thursday in May, events covering a variety of digital accessibility topics are offered all throughout the months of May and June. Support GAAD by learning more about how to improve digital accessibility for everyone!

JUNE 16TH NC GAAD EVENT: JOIN THE JOURNEY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

This virtual event is hosted by NC Higher Ed Digital Accessibility Collaborative. Learn about digital accessibility with other NC higher ed colleagues. Several digital accessibility topics will be covered throughout the day in 50 minute sessions. Cost: FREE

Go to Join the Journey Conference for more information, or register today!

MORE ABOUT GAAD

  • GAAD Events & Activities  – find additional professional development opportunities that support GAAD throughout May and June
  • GAAD Foundation – get a general overview of digital accessibility and how it affects people with disabilities