Complete the Module 4: Assistive Technologies checklist to make sure you’ve completed all of the required and additional/optional tasks.
- Required Readings
The required reading for Module 4 has you review the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario website – you can also listen to it using the listen button.
- Additional Readings
The additional or optional reading is provided to support further learning on assistive technology tools that go a long way to support students who struggle with language and learning. This reading is not required of you; however it may help your participation in class, as well as your research for interviews or content development.
- Required Watching
Students are required to watch this 6 minute video on Assistive Technology before coming to class.
- Optional Watching
There are no optional videos for this week; however there are videos to watch in this week’s online Module: Blind / Low Vision.
Each week the PowerPoint being presented in class will be provided in advance for your consideration and support your note taking efforts. The PowerPoint does not provide all of the information, notes will be required of each student. Participation in class activities will support learning and understanding, please make sure you attend all classes.
- Module: Blind/Low Vision
Complete the Module: Blind/Low Vision. This online module will give you a more in depth understanding of these disability sub-types. Students are responsible for completing the module, taking and completing the quiz and participating in one of the group discussions. The QUIZ and the DISCUSSIONS will be graded.
Create journalism content using Universal Design which will be accessible in all formats including digital audio, video, and print media, and web content. Articulate the disability perspective through integrated learning opportunities applicable to the field of journalism. Identify the principles and practices of pertinent legislation and standard Web guidelines. Demonstrate the appropriate professionalism.
Module 1: Legislation
Module 2: Disability Perspective
Module 3: Alternative Communication
Module 4: Assistive Technologies
Module 5: Accessible Meetings & Events
Module 6: Video Captioning
Module 7: Document Accessibility - Word
Module 8: Document Accessibility - PDF
Module 9 - Web Accessibility
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