Tags accessibility

Ohio State launches app to connect blind students with remote helpers

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

The mobile app will allow low-vision and blind students to call assistants who can read signs, describe surrounding and guide them through campus.

Michigan State to give blind students free electronic braille displays

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

To help support their distance learning during the pandemic, blind students at Michigan State University will receive free, portable braille readers.

California businesses partner to improve student access to distance learning

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

The cross-industry partnership will provide thousands of students access to high-speed internet and devices that can be used to continue their educations during the pandemic.

Students saved nearly $5M with Penn State's open educational resources

by Betsy Foresman • 8 months ago

The program's success in widening access to education has prompted university leaders to invest an additional $600,000 in OER.

U.S. News ranks best online degree programs for 2020

by Betsy Foresman • 8 months ago

More than 1,600 bachelor's and master's distance education programs are ranked as prospective students are offered more options than ever.

Butler U. app will guide visually-impaired students through campus

by Betsy Foresman • 9 months ago

The "Guide Dawg" app will help visually impaired students get to and from class more easily and avoid hazards on campus.

Texas universities, agencies given digital accessibility resources

by Betsy Foresman • 1 year ago

New resources provided by the state government are intended to ensure publicly-funded digital assets are easily accessible by everyone.

As tech giants focus on accessibility tools, the equation changes for education

by Patience Wait • 2 years ago

Costs and ease of use improve as Microsoft and other companies expand features and promote them.

Schools find a classroom translation tool has benefits for reaching parents, too

by Patience Wait • 2 years ago

A standard piece of Microsoft's education suite is being adapted for use in communicating with communities whose native language is not English.