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Conquering Reading Disabilities with Technology
April 21, 2017 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Just getting through a textbook with dyslexia or a vision impairment can stop an education in its tracks. Add in all of the other reading material that may be provided – articles online, scanned articles provided in email or through a learning management system, or hard-copy handouts in a class – and you have a recipe for failure. How do students navigate these treacherous paths and have a road to success? And how can you, as an educator, help them get there? This session will discuss technology solutions for persons with various types of reading disabilities, and provide easy everyone-can-use it methods and software to provide that level playing field that all students need.
Ms. Kelmer is the Alternate Format Production Program Manager for Disability Services at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has presented at campuses and conferences across the country on accessible documents and technology. She has a bachelor’s degree in management and communication from Concordia University Wisconsin, and more than 15 years of experience working with students with all types of print disabilities in accessing their reading materials.