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Adding ReadSpeaker to Educational Material

This is post #5 of 7 in the series “The Future of Education” In the educational market, ReadSpeaker provides the benefits of its text-to-speech services to various educational segments. Schools such as Minnesota Infinity, Calgary Catholic, Georgia Virtual School, Gwinnett Online Campus, Anaheim School District, Clark County School District, The Virtual High School, SCcyber, and […]

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Understanding Universal Design for Learning

This is post #4 of 7 in the series “The Future of Education” The concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is easy enough to understand, but what does it look like in a school, and how is text to speech a part of UDL? UDL is a set of principles that provides an instructional […]

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Individualized Learning and Universal Design for Learning

This is post #2 of 7 in the series “The Future of Education” Individualized learning happens mostly for special education students, as called for in their Individual Education Plans. But some leading schools are starting to put these forces together to create individual plans for each student. When this happens, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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