Tag: Accessibility

Save the date for our next Tweetmeet on October 17.

Making inclusive and accessible classrooms for students: Learn from the #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on Oct. 17th

With more educators and students relying on technology to support them in their everyday lives, careers and aspirations, we have a great opportunity to build tools and techniques that work for every person. After all, unlike outdated buildings that require renovation to introduce ramps or elevators, modern teaching doesn't predate current understanding of accessibility and... Read more

5 Quick and easy adaptations for students with learning differences

5 Quick and easy adaptations for students with learning differences

Every mainstream class contains students with learning differences. OneNote has enabled me to make learning more accessible for all of these students, whether their needs are related to dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, auditory processing disorder, ADHD, or non-specific learning difficulties. These are five quick and easy OneNote tricks I’ve used to help me make... Read more

A screenshot of Immersive Reader being used to focus on a single line of text.

Learning Tools and Immersive Reader updated for OneNote, Word and Outlook

Educators have been seeing great outcomes in using Microsoft Learning Tools for their students over the past year. We’ve heard from Lauren Pittman’s class in Georgia, Jeanne Caudill’s students in Kentucky, and an English Teacher in Macedonia. Spurred by their great feedback, our team wants to empower even more students around the world with inclusive and accessible... Read more

How to make your classroom more accessible.

10 Tips to make your classroom more accessible

Today, Microsoft joins in marking the sixth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day dedicated to raising awareness around accessibility in the digital world. In honor of this day and to help create more inclusive school and classroom environments, the Microsoft Education Team would like to encourage all educators to explore a new Microsoft Educator Community... Read more

Young students sit on a colorful rug, reading on their Windows devices.

Creating inclusive classrooms with the help of OneNote

At the start of the school year, our special education team established the goal to deepen the purposeful use of technology to support struggling students, especially for those with special education needs and disabilities. This goal was based on the belief that all students should have an opportunity to be a part of an inclusive learning environment, where diversity is... Read more

Accommodations versus modifications in an inclusive classroom

Accommodations versus modifications in an inclusive classroom

As a special education teacher, I am constantly trying to create an environment for my students with learning differences that is personalized, differentiated and yet as close to their peers’ experience as possible. In this inclusive classroom, all students work and collaborate throughout the day as much as possible. This takes planning, tools and creativity. When I work... Read more