Are you familiar with the differences between the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)? Both laws were designed by the U.S. government to protect the rights of people with disabilities and to lessen discrimination against them. While the...

The PDF (Portable Document Format) was originally created by Adobe in the early 1990s. A PDF file is essentially a digital image of a document that a person can view, print, or send to someone else. PDFs are useful because they look the same no...

Roughly twenty percent of people in the United States have some type of disability. Many of these disabilities prevent people from properly interacting with digital content. While creating fully accessible material for impaired readers takes some effort, a commitment to the accessibility agenda is a...

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed to prohibit discrimination based on disability. At the time, this meant that discriminating against individuals with disabilities was illegal in any area of public life, such as at work, at school, or on public transportation....

Finding new ways to engage with people isn’t always easy for today’s nonprofit organizations. But raising awareness and inspiring readers is the key to increasing donations and motivating people to act. So, what is the first step toward effective publishing for nonprofits? The best way to...

We expect and rely on educators to help children become academically and socially successful. But let’s face it. Engaging, motivating, and teaching all students in a classroom of diverse learners can be a tall order. In a single group, you might find students with visual...

You may have heard the term project-based learning (PBL), but what is it really all about? Project-based learning is an educational tool that increases student success and long-term growth by encouraging collaboration, decision-making, reflection, and discussion about real-life situations. This method of teaching is becoming...

Are you familiar with the difference between integration and inclusion when it comes to the classroom environment? The trend in education today is moving away from integration and toward inclusion. While both approaches aim to bring students with disabilities into the mainstream classroom, one system...

Assistive technology includes products, equipment, and programs used to improve learning and working experiences for people with disabilities. One type of assistive technology is a screen reader, a program that converts on-screen content into speech, or shows it on a braille display. Screen readers help...