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How Education is Changing

This is post #1 of 7 in the series “The Future of Education” Education is being reshaped for students and teachers alike through new, innovative teaching methods, advancements in technology, and programs designed to make that technology available to as many schools as possible. In the last five years, education has been changing in so […]

4 Tips On How You Can Tweak The Audio Version Of Your Web Pages

Bringing the best and most useful experience to your web users is always something on the agenda. That often means to sit back and think of the profile of your users and how they interact with your content. We get asked the question regarding how text to speech can be tweaked to fit the needs […]

Text to Speech and WCAG 2.0

This is post #2 of 2 in the series “Web Accessibility For Content Owners” Guideline 3.1.5 of the WCAG standards refers to reading, and is explained as such: “When text requires reading ability more advanced than the lower secondary education level after removal of proper names and titles, supplemental content, or a version that does not […]

Q&A with Sabanci Vakfi

Sabancı Vakfi (Sabancı Foundation) was established in 1974 as the philanthrophic arm of the Sabancı Holding Company. Since its establishment, the foundation has built 120 institutions in Turkey, including Sabancı University, and has provided more than 37,000 scholarships. The foundation promotes social inclusion, including equal access for women, youth, and those with disabilities. Sabancı Foundation […]

Web Accessibility Guidelines For Content Owners

This is post #1 of 2 in the series “Web Accessibility For Content Owners” More than perhaps any other invention in human history, the Internet is a worldwide entity. This diverse user base is an important part of what makes the Internet so powerful, but it also presents unique challenges. People of all types access […]

How Educators can Benefit from Speech Technology

This is post #5 of 5 in the series “Enhancing the Learning Experience” Technology such as text to speech helps students learn, but it’s important to note that it also helps educators teach. Education at any level is a career path that comes with ample rewards and challenges. Most people who choose to teach do […]

How Text to Speech Helps Learners

This is post #4 of 5 in the series “Enhancing the Learning Experience” Technology has made education global, accessible, and connected, to the benefit of all students, but it has also fundamentally changed how students learn. Differentiated instruction and the identification of learner types have allowed educators to better understand the ways in which students learn most […]

How do Students React to Enhanced Learning?

This is post #3 of 5 in the series “Enhancing the Learning Experience” If you look back at your own education history, there’s a good chance that, somewhere down the line, a piece of technology was introduced that you just had to see for yourself. Depending on when you were in school, this could have […]

Learning Styles, Differentiated Instruction, and Interactivity in Education

This is post #2 of 5 in the series “Enhancing the Learning Experience” Accessibility is a welcome necessity in modern education, but there is also more to the story of how technology and education interact. For many contemporary educators, differentiated instruction has become the preferred way to teach a class. Differentiated instruction is a method […]

Education and Accessibility

This is post #1 of 5 in the series “Enhancing the Learning Experience” Put simply, accessibility in education is about making information readily available and easy to digest for all types of students. In the past, students with learning disabilities or physical impairments were typically sent to a special classroom, separated from their fellow students. […]