Create Summer Readers with "Audie 2015" Audiobook Standouts: Support Dyslexia, SPED

Often audiobooks succeed when books in print fail. Energize summer learning with these Audie 2015 best books.

Down Syndrome + Super Soccer Star, Plus Pros Who Understand Disabilities Win Webbys

The Webby and People's Voice Awards in 2015 include two that support individuals with disabilities and their families.

Google's Open Call to Nonprofits Gives $20 Million for AT: "Transformative Tech: Disabilities"

Google offers incentives for nonprofits working on assistive technology solutions to seek its Impact Challenge grants.

Higher Ed Tech, Websites, and Course Materials That Are Inaccessible Discriminate, U.S. DOJ Says

Inaccessible materials provide unequal access to ed opportunities for postsecondary students with disabilities, the U.S. DOJ says.

Richard Branson Says This Video by A 12-Year Old Shows Why Dyslexics Should Never Give Up

A video on the Virgin Group website raises awareness that many strengths and accomplishments of dyslexics can inspire others.

Video Trailers Whet Learner Appetites for Audiobooks: A Strategy for Struggling Readers

Listen-only audiobooks work for many learners. Those with serious reading disabilities need audiobooks with built-in learning supports.

Experts Headline "Successful Outcomes for Students with Dyslexia," a Virginia Town Hall

Navigating educational systems is changing for parents of children with dyslexia. Attend a Town Hall Meeting in June to learn more.

Ideas for Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 21 to Open More Doors to Learning for All

A day has come to talk, think, and learn about digital accessibility by users with different disabilities wherever they live and learn.

"Emily's Wizard of Oz:" A Blind Child Imagines Oz, As Comcast Debuts Access Features for TV

Check out "Emily's Oz," the ad by Comcast on Oscar night promoting its talking TV guide and fast track to closed captioning.

ALA Award-Winning Books About Disabilities Are In Accessible Formats Thanks to These Guys

Will publishers one day produce books about characters with disabilities in accessible formats including audiobooks with learning supports?

June Behrmann

June Behrmann is an education writer-blogger. She’s a longtime SPED teacher who retired for about two seconds, and is now prospecting for accessible instructional resources.

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