Learn About Accessibility with New Collaborative Series | #education | #technology | #training

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is offering teachers and other school employees an opportunity to learn more about creating accessible classrooms for students.

The nine-month Accessibility Collaborative and Training Series will include training, courses, and digital resources to promote classroom access and equity. Each session will also include opportunities for collaboration, exploration, and discussion about crucial, timely educational accessibility topics.

“Whether you are an accessibility novice or an intermediate accessibility advocate, this series will help turn you into an accessibility superhero,” said Carrie Lane, instructional technology specialist with SDCOE.

Meetings will be monthly from 3:30 to 5 p.m. with the first one Jan. 12. Register here for the whole series, though you don’t have to attend every session. All series events will be recorded and shared with registered participants.

The monthly topics are:

  • Jan. 12: Unlocking Accessibility
  • Feb. 16: Understanding Disabilities
  • March 9: Designing for and Fostering Accessibility
  • April 13: Apps and Extensions for Accessibility
  • May 18: Digital and Non-Digital Learning Best Practices for Students with Disabilities
  • June 15: Guidelines for Creating Accessible Content
  • July 13: Using the Tools You Have to Create Accessible Content, Part One
  • Aug. 17: Using the Tools You Have to Create Accessible Content, Part Two
  • Sept. 14: Envisioning an Accessible Future

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