Join us for the pilot of this new online course in between 8 October 2012 and 22 March 2013. Participation in the pilot course is free.
Dates: 8 October 2012 to 22 March 2013 (incl. 2 week break for Christmas)
Inclusive Technologies for Reading is a 22-week online course for teachers, parents, special needs support staff and anyone supporting people who have difficulties accessing text due to a print impairment (this includes blindness, partial sight, dyslexia and related difficulties as well as a range of physical disabilities). It is also suitable for ICT professionals who have not had specific training in inclusive technologies.
The course will give participants a chance to explore in detail a range of free and inexpensive technologies they can use to improve the reading experience of people they support.
The course was developed and is run by Load2Learn, an online resource for downloadable curriculum materials in accessible formats. You will find more details in the Course curriculum and brochure [PDF, 452kB] or in the Frequently Asked Questions. You can also download the Course overview in audio format [MP3, 13MB] read by the Brian synthetic voice under license from IVONA.
The course will cover these topics:
The course does not require prior technical skills other than the ability to browse the internet and use a word processor. The course is designed to develop new skills necessary for inclusive computing.
To find out more information you can download the Course curriculum and brochure [PDF, 452kB].
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
This is a pilot course and we are looking for feedback. If you have any comments on the course or the course curriculum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course materials and course discussions are hosted on a separate site that requires a separate login from the Load2Learn site. We are planning on merging the 2 sites later.
Registration for this pilot course is now closed.