QuickClasses, from Described and Caption Media Program (DCMP), are three-week asynchronous, online classes for professionals working with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low vision, or deaf–blind.
With many K–12 schools moving to a hybrid learning model this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom is adding new features designed to help teachers manage virtual classrooms. The free Zoom for Education plan includes more control over virtual classroom views.
Some educators who want to make online learning more engaging and accessible are exploring the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. UDL—originally developed by researchers at the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) in collaboration with Harvard University—supports special education students, but its flexibility, technology guidelines, and aim to individualize learning are best practices that can serve every student.
EducatingAllLearners offers guidance to help special education teachers provide remote lessons. The site, an effort for educators by educators, was launched by more than 30 organizations, including the National Center for Learning Disabilities.