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"The easiest way to caption and translate any video" - more about Amara

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Record a presentation and provide timestamped feedback to help presenters improve their skills- from public speaking to ASL classes to nursing students giving patient assessments. 

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Brightspace from D2L is an integrated learning platform designed for use by K-12 school districts and higher education institutions as well as by government and corporate customers. The product offers an adaptable suite of applications, support, and services to encourage active and social learning.

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--Formative student feedback on activities, assignments, and content throughout the school term--

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3Play Media is a captioning service that handles shorter form video captioning services 
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Software that can be used to convert audio files into text. It is one of the most accurate voice recognition software tools on the market.

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The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed resources for learning about accessibility and applying tools and techniques to content on the Web.  There are also videos describing the experiences of persons with disabilities.  In one video, a blind individual discusses how he uses a screen reader to access Web content.

 

http://www.doit.wisc.edu/accessibility/

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The Quality Matters Accessibility Policy for Online Courses was prepared as an adaptable outline of a generic accessibility policy by Barbara Frey, D.Ed., Senior Instructional Designer, and Lorna Kearns, Instructional Designer, at the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education, University of Pittsburgh; and Denise King, Instructor, Carlow University, with a 2011 grant from Quality Matters. Earlier research done by Frey and King (2010) with QM institutions showed that 87% of respondents did not have an accessibility policy for online programs.

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The Microsoft Corporation has developed many products with accessibility in mind.  Product accessibility information is available on the Web site.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/enable/default.aspx 

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GRADE is a research project at the Georgia Tech Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA).  Through GRADE, an online tutorial (accesselearning) was developed on accessibility.  It includes 10 modules with tips and assistance to faculty members seeking to make Word, Excel, Flash, and other file types accessible to people with disabilities.

http://www.accesselearning.net/ 

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