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Online Textbooks and Books in Alternative Formats May 6, 2010 Short Shot. Goals for this Session. Promote the use of online books with everyone Become familiar with the features of online books that help students who struggle Become aware of options for students with print disabilities.

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Goals for this session
Goals for this Session

  • Promote the use of online books with everyone

  • Become familiar with the features of online books that help students who struggle

  • Become aware of options for students with print disabilities


Session topics
Session Topics

  • Background

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) versus Special Education

  • Compare Books and Features of Books

  • Alternates to District Online Books


Session topics1
Session Topics

  • Background

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) versus Special Education

  • Compare Books and Features of Books

  • Alternates to District Online Books


Background
Background

  • District-wide Accessible Text Committee (Curriculum, Instructional Tech, Information Services, Purchasing, Special Education)

  • Special Education Accessible Text Working Group

  • Goal: To develop a system that will ensure that students receive textbooks and other text-based print materials in accessible formats in a timely manner


Accessible text plan
Accessible Text Plan

  • Textbook adoption and purchasing

  • Training in use of online materials

  • Identifying students’ needs for alternatives

  • Identifying books required for classes

  • Procuring and using accessible books for individual student use


Session topics2
Session Topics

  • Background

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) versus Special Education

  • Compare Books and Features of Books

  • Alternates to District Online Books


Universal design for learning udl
Universal Design for Learning UDL

  • “UDL AT A Glance” by CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)

    • http://www.youtube.com/UDLCAST#p/a/u/0/bDvKnY0g6e4

  • Additional UDL Resources available on Wiki


Wiki for this session http atshortshot wikispaces com
Wiki for this session:http://atshortshot.wikispaces.com/


School board policy 6634 assistive technology
School Board Policy 6634 Assistive Technology

The District endorses the provision of universally designed learning environments to meet students’ needs in the least restrictive environment. The environment is designed to be usable by all students to the greatest extent possible without the need for adaptation or specialized design. For those students whose needs are not fully met using this approach, assistive technology devices and services may be required.


Session topics3
Session Topics

  • Background

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) versus Special Education

  • Compare Books and Features of Books

  • Alternates to District Online Books


Online textbooks used in kusd 1 the udl approach

Handout: Books Available in the District

Login information for accessing textbooks

Holt: Biology

Pearson: Conceptual Physics

Foss

Compare Book Features

Scroll

Highlight

Speak

MP3

Navigation

Intuitive

Online Textbooks used in KUSD#1: The UDL Approach



Session topics4
Session Topics

  • Background

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) versus Special Education

  • Compare Books and Features of Books

  • Alternates to District Online Books


Special education s interest in alternative textbooks
Special Education’s Interest in Alternative Textbooks

  • Some students with disabilities are unable to gain information from printed textbooks because of a disability

    • Blind or low vision

    • Physical disability

    • Significant reading disability

  • For these students, we need to provide an alternative that is accessible

  • For students who struggle but who do not have print disability, alternatives may still be helpful


What is a print disability
What is a Print Disability?

  • A print disability refers to a student’s inability to access standard print materials

  • The student has disability-related difficulties with the task of gaining meaning from print-based instructional materials


What is accessible text
What is Accessible Text?

  • Text in an alternative format that allows students with print disabilities to read and gain information from the text

  • Accessible formats:

    • Braille

    • Large Print

    • Audio files

    • Digital or electronic text


Alternate text formats braille and large print
Alternate Text FormatsBraille and Large Print


Alternate text formats audio only with standard book as appropriate
Alternate Text FormatsAudio Only – with Standard Book as Appropriate



What if the online books do not meet the student’s needs?

  • Bookshare

  • RFB&D (Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic)

  • Must have a print disability to qualify to use these resources

  • A qualified person must certify that an individual has a print disability

  • Developing a process to make procuring books through these sources easier


What if the online books do not meet the student’s needs?

  • Bookshare: http://www.bookshare.org/

  • RFB & D: http://www.rfbd.org/


Thank you for attending

Thank you for attending

“Online Textbooks and Books in Alternative Formats”



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