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Supporting Students with Disabilities [clear filter]
Thursday, May 24

9:15am EDT

The Importance of Authentic Digital Inclusion for Students of All Abilities

In this presentation, you will learn about the importance of inclusive digital design, highlighting how today’s society is inextricably tied to accessible, usable and functional technologies. We will introduce you to the relevant federal and NY state regulations that all educational institutions need to comply with. We will discuss how Inclusive digital design ensures individuals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, barrier-free access to digitized communications and information. You will learn how compliant, usable and functional digital platforms and technologies within our schools, our work environments, and in our daily lives, support successful execution in both educational and employment pursuits, as well as independent management of day to day activities. We will introduce you to Capti Voice, a literacy support tool. This technology is universally accessible and is being used to provide inclusive reading supports to students of all abilities in many schools, colleges, and Universities in New York State and all across our nation.

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Yevgen Borodin

CEO / Research Professor, Charmtech Labs / Stony Brook University
Founder/CEO, Charmtech Labs – Capti VoiceTrained English as Second Language Instructor2015 MIT Technology Review Innovator under 35Passionate universal accessibility advocate and researcherResearch Professor, Computer Science, Stony Brook University
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Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed.

Chief Executive Officer, My Blind Spot
On a January day in 2006, Albert Rizzi opened his eyes to a world gone dark. The fungal meningitis that sent him into a morphine-induced haze had robbed him of his sight, but not his vision. Immediately, Albert had to throw himself into learning to navigate the world as a person... Read More →

Thursday May 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am EDT
Capital Room

10:15am EDT

Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities
This presentation will provide an overview of assistive technology for students with disabilities. Information will include federal and State requirements related to assistive technology; essential components of the assistive technology process to promote a student’s success with the use of assistive technology; and considerations for assistive technology related to overall instructional practice (e.g., personalized learning, UDL, AEM, etc.).


Kelly Onorato

NYSED Associate in Special Education Policy, New York State Education Department

Thursday May 24, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am EDT
Capital Room

1:00pm EDT

Making the PL shift...TOGETHER!
Learn about our journey to Personalized Learning as a co-teaching pair. We will share how we differentiate instruction (with and without tech!) to meet the needs of our diverse classroom. We will highlight practical strategies that can be easily transferred into your classroom -- whether you co-teach or not!

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Amy Steger

Exceptional Education Teacher, Eden Central Schools
NBCTPassionate about Differentiated InstructionTech enthusiastTeacher leader and aspiring administrator

Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Large Presentation Room 1 (LPR 1) 2nd Floor Left