Microsoft Accessibility in Education
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Created for Alaska's Statewide Special Education Conference 2015. The Mix looks at the accessibility of Microsoft products and services, such as Office 365, Windows Devices, free tools and app for students and staff, and well as resources for educators.
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Tags: Accessibility Assistive Technology Microsoft Education Special Education Windows Devices Office 365 Narrator Screen Reader Magnifier Windows Speech Recognition Accessibility Checker Office Mix OneNote
Slide 1 - Microsoft Accessibility in EducationASSEC 2015
- Monica Reynolds
- Education Mobility Specialist
- Agenda for Today’s Session
- Resources, Q&A
- Windows Devices in the Classroom
- Free Tools and Apps to Improve Student Learning
- Microsoft’s Commitment to Accessibility
- Office 365 for Special Education
- Microsoft’s Mission
- We strive to create technology that is accessible to everyone—of all ages and abilities.
- “Until there is a cure,
- technology is the cure.”
- -Steve Gleason
- Office 365 empowering students
Slide 6 - Office 365 ProPlus – The Best Office Client Experience
- Office as a Service
- Install on 5 Devices
- Office on Demand
- Click To Run
- Save to Cloud
- Upgrades Included
- Office 365 ProPlus benefits : License Office 365 ProPlus or Office Professional Plus organization-wide for all faculty and staff, and students gain access to Office 365 ProPlus at no additional cost.
Slide 7 - Word 2013, Excel 2013, and PowerPoint 2013
- Scan a document, spreadsheet, or presentation to identify problematic areas for students with disabilities
- Accessibility Checker
Slide 8 - Word 2013, Excel 2013, and PowerPoint 2013
- The feature highlights and explains accessibility issues, so you can fix them before the content is finalized.
- Accessibility Checker
- Desktop Sharing
- File Sharing
- Video Conferencing
- How Do Lync and Yammer Work?
- From PowerPoint to interactive online lessons in minutes.
- On your PC
- In the Cloud
Slide 13 - Analytics to help assess student progress and understanding
Slide 15 - The ultimate Notebook for documents, pictures, notes, and any inserted file type
- Audio / Video
- Files/Documents: .pdf, .pptx, .xlsx, etc
- Screen Clippings, Tags, and so much more!
- Can reside on any device (Mac/iOS/Android/Web/Windows), SharePoint, and/or OneDrive
- Can be shared as View Only or Edit/Collaborate
- OneNote is the platform for modern learning
Slide 16 - OneNote Restoring Dyslexic Students’ Confidence in France
- It’s like paper, but better.
- “OneNote is so much more than a piece of software, it is a framework for teaching and learning.”
- —Rob Baker, director of technology, Cincinnati Country Day School
- France uses OneNote notebooks in a 1:1 environment for all 200,000 dyslexics in their school system
- OneNote was chosen as the platform for all student’s content and work for:
- Integrated character recognition
- Multi-lingual correctors
- Students are now completely autonomous, working 2-3X faster than on paper
- Free Tools
Slide 19 - Office 365 Pro Plus Offers
- Window-Eyes Screen reader free with Office 2010, 2013, or 365 subscription
- Retails for $895+
Slide 20 - Windows Supports Leading Assistive Technology
- Screen Readers
- Window Eyes (GW Micro)
- JAWS (Freedom Scientific)
- Note: This license doesn't allow commercial product testing.
- Note: Use the binary; do not download the source without explicit permission.
- Windows Narrator (Microsoft)
- Screen Magnifiers
- ZoomText 9.18 (AI Squared)
- Lunar 11.01 (Dolphin)
- LunarPlus 11.01 (also has minor screen reader capabilities) (Dolphin)
- Combined Screen Reader/Magnifiers
- SuperNova 11.01 (Dolphin)
- Speech Recognition
- Dragon Naturally Speaking (Nuance)
- Windows Voice Recognition (Microsoft)
- Cicero 3.05 (Dolphin)
- Microsoft Onscreen Keyboard (Microsoft)
Slide 21 - Talkingtiles
- Talkingtiles is an assistive care app that can be used for communication (‘AAC’), learning, daily living and social skills for individuals with a special need, disability, or a behavioral health disorder. It can be personalized to suit the needs of both children and adults.Individuals can include those with autism, learning disabilities, stroke, aphasia, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and other cognitive related disorders.
Slide 22 - The 8 Way Speaker
- The 8 Way Speaker app will speak words and phrases that you can select in the way that's most comfortable for you- at least 8 ways that it can be used to speak. Whether you touch the screen, or use a mouse or switch device, you can pick the phrase to be spoken. The phrases are customizable, so you can add whatever phrases are most useful for you. You can also have an ad-hoc phrase spoken.If you're making a presentation or doing some other form of public speaking, you can use the app to speak paragraphs of text using any of touch, touch with small movements, mouse, keyboard or a switch device.
Slide 23 - Internet Explorer 11 App
- Web Search
- Read Mode
- Internet Explorer 11 App
Slide 24 - Windows Devices in the Classroom
Slide 25 - Compatibility king
Slide 26 - Ease of Access
Slide 28 - Windows Speech Recognition
- Speech Recognition allows you to command your PC with your voice. Dictate documents and email and surf the Web by saying what you see.
- The program uses a special voice profile to recognize your voice and spoken commands. The more you use Speech Recognition, the more detailed your voice profile becomes—and that should improve your PC's ability to understand you.
Slide 29 - Access, accessibility, and inclusion
Slide 30 - Inspiration with Kinect
Slide 32 - Yammer: www.yammer.com/k12talk
- Accessibility Website www.Microsoft.com/enable
- Disability Answer Desk
Slide 34 - 34
- Answer Desk: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/contact-microsoft-accessibility
- Accessibility Website: www.Microsoft.com/enable
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