Don’t Miss Out, Get Caught Reading This May

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This week we have another guest blog post from Andrea Ferrero the co-founder of Pockets Change.

When did you last get lost in a story? Maybe it was skimming an article online or spending an afternoon buried in a book. Whether for a few minutes or a few hours, reading has the tremendous potential to capture the imagination, inspire ideas, and build new understanding. Each May, “Get Caught Reading Month” encourages us all to take a little more time to explore and enjoy stories of all forms. An excellent kick-off to summer reading, this nationwide celebration was started in 1999 by the Association of American Publishers with a simple goal - remind readers of all ages the power, potential, and pure joy of reading. So, don’t miss out, check out ideas on how to celebrate in the classroom and beyond!

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How to Make Math Accessible on the Web

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With all the latest assistive technology today, the World Wide Web is becoming increasingly accessible for all users. Particularly when it comes to individuals with visual impairments or learning disabilities like dyslexia or dyscalculia, there are a handful of resources available for them to use to have the text read aloud, including built-in tools like Browsealoud and universal screen readers like Read&Write.

When it comes to math, however, there are added challenges to accessibility.

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EquatIO is Crazy for Canvas!

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If your school, college or district uses the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), you won’t want to miss this latest update from EquatIO!

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Coming soon! EquatIO integration with Canvas.

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Originally posted on the Canvas Community.

I am very excited about the new EquatIO LTI plugin that will seamlessly integrate with Canvas. This new app will be a game changer for math and science teachers and their students who want to create accessible (read aloud) digital math right from the Rich Content Editor.

Here’s a quick preview of how it will work.

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Cross continents: Translating UDL between people and places

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At Texthelp we’re proud supporters of this year’s UDL-IRN International Summit that’s taking place in Orlando from April 25-27.

One of many inspiring international speakers at this year’s event is Chrissie Butler of CORE Education Tātai Aho Rau, CORE is a not-for-profit professional services company with a focus on education and learning. Its mission is to push the boundaries of educational possibility.  A key player in the development of the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s ‘Inclusive Education’ website, Chrissie is a leading figure in driving national policy around Universal Design for Learning and inclusivity. 

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