A Guide for Educators
Empower students with accessible technology
that enables personalized learning
Published by Microsoft Corporation
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Redmond, Washington 98052-6399
Managing editors: LaDeana Huyler and Gary Moulton, Trustworthy Computing, Accessibility Outreach
Edition 3.1. Published in 2011.
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Table of Contents
About This Guide 3
Chapter 1: Personalized Learning & Accessibility 3
What is Accessibility and Accessible Technology? 4
The Need for Accessible Technology in Schools 5
The Challenge: Inclusive Classrooms with Equal Access for All Students 6
Chapter 2: Impairment Types & Technology Solutions 7
Defining “Disability” and Impairments 7
Vision Impairments 8
Learning Impairments 13
Mobility and Dexterity Impairments 14
Hearing Impairments and Deafness 21
Language Impairments 24
Chapter 3: Selecting Accessible Technology 27...