Remote learning during COVID-19 is a challenge for all parents with K-12 kids, but it’s especially a challenge for families needing assistive technologies to help children with disabilities succeed while learning at home.
For example, engineers at Microsoft have developed technologies such as Office Lens to digitize notes from documents and whiteboards, enabling students to dictate emails to teachers. Additional enabling technologies can be found in this roundup from TeachThought: “15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities.”
According to Inside Higher Ed, technology is helping learning institutions assess their accessibility progress and provide reports on digital course materials.
– Tia Over, The Engineering 100