Digital Transitions

Educators and publishers are working to resolve new issues as our classrooms transition to digital learning environments. Digital Transitions is a resource to help educators to provide feedback and to keep current on evolving transition topics. The current transition topics are: how to convert and create digital materials; information about online assessments; accessible online and digital materials resources; and, the transition to UEB braille code.

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Five reasons why your students should learn to read at a rate of 600 words per minute

As a blind professional working in the sighted world, I have learned that reading speed makes the difference between success and failure.
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Accessible Periodic Table: Website

Here is a fully accessible periodic table with links to more information.
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How to Write Alt Text and Image Descriptions for Instagram

How to write Alt Text and image descriptions for your instagram posts. Great for business and personal accounts.
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Blackboard Learning Management System: Accessibility

Does your school use Blackboard?
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Creating a Descriptive Video

Learn more about how you can add audio descriptions to your videos!
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Producing Nemeth Code Through MathType, Word, and Duxbury

A resource is shared that outlines the software and steps needed to produce Nemeth Code quickly on the computer
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Activity: Creating line charts from Yahoo Finance stock market data

Teach your student how to create line charts that show the stock price of a company over time.
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Activity: Reading line charts that show stock market data

Read accessible digital line charts using a special type of line chart called a stock chart which displays the price of a company's stock price over time.
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Activity: Create and share a simple bar chart

Teach your student how to create and share a simple accessible digital bar chart using the Digital Transitions Fall Leaves activity.
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Activity: Reading bar charts using fun facts about planets

Teach your students how to read bar charts using examples that compare planets in our solar system.