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10 Reasons To Attend Our Conference

10 Reasons To Attend Our Conference

Need a little bit of help arguing your case for precious Professional Learning budget dollars to be spent supporting you to attend the ILT2014 Conference in May? We have come to the rescue with this list of “10 Reasons to Attend our Conference.” We hope this helps you to present your case for support to be there with …

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Universal Design for Learning – Expression

Universal Design for Learning – Expression

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Over the last couple of weeks I have been focusing on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This began with a practical overview of the topic, followed by a more detailed post on one of UDL’s guiding principles – Multiple Means of Representation. This week I am continuing the trend by discussing Multiple Means …

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Universal Design for Learning – Representation

Universal Design for Learning – Representation

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In last week’s post I gave a high level overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework designed to give all students equal access to learning. In this post, I will be diving deeper into one of the UDL Principles, Multiple Means of Representation, by providing ideas and strategies to use when …

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The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

Eye Gaze technology may provide some people with disabilities with effective access to required communication and computer control functions where other methods prove too difficult or inefficient for them. Current commercially available systems consist of an eye tracking camera plus a software interface, which allows the person to bring their own computer hardware. Speech generating devices with integrated …

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Universal Design for Learning – Tips for Integrating into the Classroom

Universal Design for Learning – Tips for Integrating into the Classroom

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com The term Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, continues to appear across the field of Assistive Technology. At the ATIA conference alone this year there were five sessions that integrated Universal Design into their title. While the topic is an important one, I find that confusion still exists about what exactly Universal Design …

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Educational Technology Evangelist and more ILT2014 Conference news!

Educational Technology Evangelist and more ILT2014 Conference news!

Thanks for letting us know that you are interested in keeping up with exciting developments as the¬†Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2014¬†(ILT2014 Conference for short) draws ever nearer. Only four months to go now! We are working on the conference EVERY DAY now and will be doing so right up until the minute it kicks off on Tuesday 20th …

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Notice of Closure of the Spectronics New Zealand Auckland office effective from close of business 27th June 2013

Notice of Closure of the Spectronics New Zealand Auckland office effective from close of business 27th June 2013

It is very sad to have to announce that, after five years of service to New Zealand out of our Auckland office, it will be closing as of close of business on Thursday 27th June 2013. This has come about because of falling "assistive technology" sales across New Zealand. A trend, in fact, happening worldwide. As a result, …

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