Webinar: Technology Accessibility
Hosted by National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Date: Thursday, December 3
Time: 3:00 PM
Description: Educators across the nation are embracing technology as a means to boost academic achievement and communicate with the families they serve. It can drive personalized instruction tailored to the needs of each student. It can make learning come alive with videos and other bells and whistles that engage the learners of our digital age. It can be the great equalizer between students of different socio-economic statuses. But to students or their caretakers with certain disabilities, it can be another means by which students are left behind. After all, what good is the most engaging video if you can't see it? Or the best online lecture if you can't hear it?
Laws such as the Individual with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities of 1990, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are designed to ensure students with disabilities are not left behind. Moreover, regulatory rulemakings that seem unrelated to these obligations, such as the current rulemaking relating to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, can impact these obligations in unexpected ways that may affect your school.
If it has not happened already, the time is coming when you will likely get a call from your charter school client asking what to do because it is being accused of violating these laws as it implements the latest technological enhancements to its academic program.
What do you tell your clients? What do you do next? How do you fix the problem? This webinar will explore answers to these questions. This webinar is especially timely given the Department of Justice is expected to engage in rulemaking on this issue in the near future.
Presenter: Sunil Mansukhani (Principal, The Raben Group)
Registration: Click here