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Microsoft Inclusive Classroom at FETC 2018

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By Jeff Petty and Lauren Pittman. 7 Steps to Help Teachers Improve Learning Outcomes and Accessibility.

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Microsoft Inclusive Classroom at FETC 2018

  1. 1. 7 Steps to Help Teachers Improve Learning Outcomes and Accessibility
  2. 2. Help us understand our audience… • General special education? • Adaptive special education? • In the classroom?
  3. 3. Agenda – Microsoft Culture
  4. 4. MicrosoftMission Microsoft Mission Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more
  5. 5. Empowering People
  6. 6. How we think about Disability Disability Disability
  7. 7. ~70% of disabilities…
  8. 8. are invisible.
  9. 9. Over 1 billion people with disabilities.
  10. 10. 8 million experience situational exclusion
  11. 11. Agenda – Office Accessibility
  12. 12. Empower All Students with Office 365 Accessibility Learning Tools Comprehension, fluency and decoding aids Word, OneNote, Outlook Web Access, and Edge Office Lens Take content from the analog to the digital world Immersive Reader available for Office Lens on iOS Dictate Use voice to get your best thoughts into your documents Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook Editor Write easy-to-read documents, with more confidence Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook Read Aloud Read your content with simultaneous word highlighting Word, OneNote, Outlook Web Access, and EDGE
  13. 13. Free Seeing AI app on iOS https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/seeing-ai/
  14. 14. Free Office Lens on iOS with Immersive Reader http://aka.ms/officelens
  15. 15. Free Learning Tools for OneNote http://onenote.com/learningtools
  16. 16. Free Dictate for Office http://dictate.ms
  17. 17. Free Editor (built into Microsoft Word)
  18. 18. Learning Tool is Improving Student Outcomes
  19. 19. State Measured Reading Speeds are Increasing
  20. 20. “Our pupils all pretty much without exception hate writing. The learning tools transformed writing for our pupils.” - Jan Lusty, Head of School at Knowl Hill
  21. 21. Supported by Research British Dyslexia Association & Knowl Hill School Study
  22. 22. A story planning sheet for a 9 year old boy…
  23. 23. …and his independently created story in OneNote.
  24. 24. A story planning sheet for an 11 year old girl…
  25. 25. …and her independently created story in OneNote.
  26. 26. Developed with Experts, e.g. Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide, Dyslexic Advantage
  27. 27. Learning Tools Availability
  28. 28. “No one should have to ask for access, it should just be there.” Marlee Matlin Academy Award Winning Actress Outside In Talk at Microsoft December 2016
  29. 29. Office 365 enables accessible communications
  30. 30. Meet Veronica “I’ve introduced Word’s Accessibility Checker to a lot of my professors when creating accessible materials, and showing them that it takes less than a minute to make a document accessible. Why wouldn’t you do it?”
  31. 31. Agenda – Windows Accessibility
  32. 32. Windows 10 Accessibility vision Make your device easier to see or use with or without a screen hearing Make your device easier to hear or use without sound cognition Make it easier to focus and get things done with Windows physical Make your device easier to use of you have limited reach or strength
  33. 33. Ease of Access Make accessibility easier to discover, learn and use Coming Soon!
  34. 34. Vision Make your device easier to see or use with or without a screen Recently Added! Greyscale Deuteranopia Protanopia Tritanopia
  35. 35. Hearing Make your device easier to hear or use without sound Recently Added!
  36. 36. Physical Make your device easier to use if you have limited reach or strength Recently Added!
  37. 37. Cognition Make it easier to focus and get things done with Windows Recently Added! Recently Added! Coming Soon!
  38. 38. Partner Solutions Windows has a growing number of accessibility apps and extensions Recently Added!
  39. 39. Agenda – Announcements & Resources
  40. 40. Announced this week! • Dictation in Office—this tool will help students write by using only their voice. Starting in February, Dictation will be available in Word, Word Online, PowerPoint, Outlook Desktop, OneNote Windows 10, and OneNote Online— and in more than nine languages. • Read Aloud— allows students to hear the contents of an email while each word is highlighted in sync. It will soon be available on Outlook Desktop in more than 30 text-to-speech languages. • Immersive Reader— to further support students of different backgrounds, Immersive Reader now supports an additional 10 new languages. It is also coming to even more platforms in 2018 and will soon be available on Word for Mac, iPhone, and Android, as well as Outlook Desktop and OneNote for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
  41. 41. 5 free Microsoft tools to try today 1. Communicate and collaborate seamlessly with Office 365 aka.ms/OfficeEducation 2. Engage your diverse audience by presenting with subtitles aka.ms/TranslatorForEducation 3. Create assignments that are accessible by design aka.ms/AccessibleTemplates 4. Go paper-less with Office Lens and Seeing AI aka.ms/OfficeLens & microsoft.com/en-us/seeing-ai/ 5. Encourage independent reading and writing onenote.com/LearningTools
  42. 42. 5 Microsoft sites to bookmark and share 1. Educator Training on Inclusive Content aka.ms/AccessibleContentTraining 2. Educator Training for Personalizing Learning education.microsoft.com/GetTrained/accessibility 3. Training on Creating a Digitally Inclusive Learning aka.ms/AchievementForAll 4. Answer Desk for Accessibility Support aka.ms/Edad 5. Microsoft Accessibility Overview microsoft.com/Accessibility

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