IMC Webinar Review: Learning Management Systems and Accessibility

The Instructional Materials Center (IMC) offered monthly webinars for educators during the past school year. We posted the recordings of the webinars on our For Educators: Trainings page and on the IDB YouTube channel.

Here is one of those webinars focusing on Learning Management Systems. With a school years looking much different than in the past, schools have been implementing online/hybrid learning. They are doing this by using Learning Management Systems (LMS) to teach students and have assignments/projects/tests online. In this webinar we will be focusing on Google Classroom and Blackboard. Primarily on how to make your online class more accessible by using tools that already exist on these platforms. We will also go over some of the barriers or pitfalls that can occur.

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IMC Webinar Review: Overview of BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download), Bookshare and Learning Ally

The Instructional Materials Center (IMC) offered monthly webinars for educators during the past school year. We posted the recordings of the webinars on our For Educators: Trainings page and on the IDB YouTube channel.

Here is one of those webinars focusing on providing an overview of resources students can use to access books and materials in various formats.  Join library staff as they give an overview of BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download), Bookshare, and Learning Ally.

Resources:
BARD Information
Bookshare
Learning Ally Information

Weekly Dose of Braille

This Dose is touching on the Margin-Numbered Paragraph and how to handle them in a way that is simple and easy to follow for the reader. –Denise Bean

For more information and to see past Weekly Dose of Braille topics check out our Weekly Dose of Braille Page.

The Weekly Dose of Braille is created by our Braille Transcriber, Denise Bean, with the help of our Instructional Materials team. It gives you a taste of braille examples that may be used in worksheets or textbook formatting. This insightful Weekly Dose of Braille brings your attention to the common use of Unified English Braille and how to implement these rules and formats used by braille transcribers and proofreaders. It is a miscellaneous mixture of tricky, sometimes challenging circumstances, that a braille transcriber may come across or question, but are neatly put into a Weekly Dose of Braille for your easy access. Provided each week is a downloadable PDF file on each topic, a brf file can also be made available for your convenience.