Chris Hill: 

Accessibility #simplify  

Read write gold for Chromebook:


What it does: 

Text help and more 

free for 2 classes and then 20.00  

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) 

Accessibility Tech Coalition 

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) 

Council for Exceptional Children 


Ipad: Head Control

Voice control

Lets the ipad talk where you touch

Inside voice over you can adjust speech speed

Zoom allow zoom screen

Inverting colors allow some to focus better, and grayscale also helps a focus in the same area

Safari Reader removes some of the clutter on screen which distracts

Technology apps for special needs: 


How to guides for captioning: 

Hearing issues:

Audio Eyes: 

Legal and Accessibility

Consult "A Guide to Disability Rights Laws" for a summary of legislation that protects the rights of people with disabilities in the U.S. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and its 2008 amendments requires that public programs and services be accessible to people with disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue burden. For example, the content of a video shown in a college course might be made accessible to a student who is deaf by including captions. Similarly, if a blind student enrolled in the course, the essential content that is presented visually could be audio-described.

The Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990 requires that television sets with screens thirteen inches or larger manufactured for sale in the United States must have built-in closed caption decoders.

Section 713 of the Telecommunication Act of 1996 charged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to create mandates to increase the percentage of television programming that is captioned. It has published rules and set guidelines for gradually increasing the number of captioned programs.

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that the U.S. Federal Government develop, procure, maintain, and use electronic and information technology that is accessible to people with disabilities. In the Section 508 guidelines that were developed by the Access Board and became effective in 2001, all training and informational video productions that impart an agency's mission must contain captions for speech or other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content. Also, critical visual content must be audio described. Although the standards were developed for the federal government, similar legislation and policies of states and organizations as well as voluntary compliance have extended their use beyond federal agencies.

Disabilities and Computer technology: 

Working together: computers and sensory implants 

Part of Me, Not All of Me

Working Together: Computers and People with Learning Disabilities