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Supporting Accessible Instruction Free Online Workshop
In recognition of National Disability Awareness Month, Atomic Learning is showcasing the Accessibility: It IS Important workshop and is offering it at no cost for a limited time. The workshop can be found in the Atomic Assist solution at http://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/accessibility_wkshp.
This online workshop walks users through the basics of accessibility for all students. It begins by covering the reasoning behind creating accessible materials in addition to legal issues. Participants taking advantage of this workshop will also see examples of what accessible materials look like and learn about the individuals who benefit from them the most. Finally, common tools that individuals with disabilities may use to access materials will be discussed along with tips on what educators can do to make sure their materials are accessible.
In addition to this free resource, Atomic Learning is encouraging all educators to take a pledge to create accessible instruction. The pledge can be found here: http://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/pledge
“We hope the free workshop and pledge will encourage gen ed teachers to recognize the importance of making their instruction accessible to ALL students,” said Dan Meyer, Atomic Learning CEO.
Every educator impacts students, but are they able to effectively reach ALL their students? Anyone working with students with disabilities who fails to provide accessible instruction and materials is inadvertently building barriers to learning. Atomic Learning wants to help. Take the pledge today.