Digital Literacy & Multimedia #A11Y
What tools, strategies, and resources do Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVIs) need to empower students to achieve full digital citizenship in their learning communities?
On October 23 and 24, 2019 Dr. Ting Siu, Teacher of Visually Impaired Students and Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University visited PRCVI to work with TSVIs in British Columbia to answer this important question. Dr. Siu presented on promoting digital literacy through the implementation of workflows to support independent access to learning content for students with visual impairments.
In the video below, Dr. Siu (Twitter - @TVI_Ting) provides an overview of the workshop as well as the role of the TVI as an accessibility facilitator.
Below is an outline of the workshop with corresponding topics and resources listed under each day:
Day One - October 23, 2019
- The 3Cs of a Digital Workflow
- Capture: Turn paper docs into digital docs
- Convert: Create digital docs students can work with
- Cloud: Efficiently store and share docs
- Nuts and Bolts of Formatting Accessible Digital Multimedia
- Accessibility Tip Sheet by Dr. Siu (.DOCX; updated September 2019)
- Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) for K-12 educators from the National Center on AEM at CAST
- Conducting a Needs Assessment
Day Two - October 24, 2019
- Scaling Up a Student’s Digital Literacy Skills
- Dr. Siu shared excerpts from her upcoming book: Siu, Y., & Presley, I. (2020). Access Technology for Blind and Visually Impaired People: A Guide to Assessment, 2nd Edition. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind (APH).
- How to Write Technology Goals for the IEP