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EDUCAUSE & Verbit: Leveraging Technology to Improve Higher Education Accessibility

By Michal

  Digital transformation is making waves in higher education across the world. It changes how leadership manages the campus, it makes data-based automation possible for improving campus operations and student wellbeing, and it differentiates institutions for top tier students who seek innovative education that trains them to succeed in tomorrow's workplaces, just to name a few of the exciting developments.…
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Transcription Rates & What Must Be Included in the Price

By Michal

In today's world, organizations are inundated with a wide variety of transcription rate structures, which makes it challenging to compare one service provider from another. Therefore, the following quick guide is all about the most common payment structures, what transcription rate per minute and transcription rates per hour organizations can expect to pay, plus what exactly goes into those rates,…
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Positive Effects of Technology on Education: Make a Bigger Impact

By Michal

Education has been opening doors to professional and personal growth for centuries, but not for everyone. Therefore, an increasing number of education organizations are tapping into the positive effects of technology on education, realizing that choosing the right tools and methods can be a game-changer for students that have been previously marginalized. To get organizations ready to expand their impact…
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Virginia Tech and Verbit – National Disability Employment Awareness Summit

By Ayelet Weizs

"In 1945, Congress declared the first week in October 'National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.' That week is now a month, so there's more time to celebrate," reported the National Disability Institute, explaining that the entire month of October is now dedicated to highlighting barriers to employment that people with disabilities face, and the significance of including them more efficiently…
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The Difference Between Open and Closed Captions & How it Impacts Students

By Ayelet Weizs

Today's universities and online education organizations strive for inclusivity and accessibility in order to spread knowledge and create career opportunities for all, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing or aren’t native speakers of the class’s language of instruction. As distractions increase and information is conveyed faster than ever, adding captions to your content can easily scale the…
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Why Captions Improve Online Course Completion Rates and Student Engagement

By Maya Piper

In the ’70s, ABC introduced the concept of adding words to television programs. It was a major innovation that required sophisticated technology and specialized equipment, meaning not all TV sets could support it. But, it marked the dawn of a new era and represented a major milestone for the hearing-impaired community. As the decades progressed, we’ve reached the point where…
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Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities Benefits All Learners

By Ashley Chemtov

The makeup of the American student population is changing. According to a report by the United States Department of Education, approximately 11% of all undergraduates in American colleges report having a disability – up from 6% almost two decades prior. But, while more students with disabilities are enrolling in college programs, the graduation rate of this population remains lower. 41%…
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4 Steps to Receiving Accommodations for Students with Disabilities in Higher Ed Institutions

By Barb Ready

Since the inception of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the 70s, there has been a steady increase in the number of students receiving special education services in the K-12 environment. However, this number seems to drop off when students reach university. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, around 13% of K-12 students have some disability,…
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Many Benefits of Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities

By Ashley Chemtov

What is the Definition of Assistive Technology? The 1998 United States Assistive Technology Act defines assistive technology, or, adaptive technology, as any "product, device, or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is used to maintain, increase, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities." Like all technology, these products have evolved over time, both in their capabilities…
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