Academic

Blog Lobby

Highlighting 5 Disabilities for Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

By Verbit Editorial

Learning disabilities affect a large number of the US population with 1 in 5 young students navigating learning or attention issues. In honor of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, it’s important to be aware of the diversity learning disabilities that exist. There are undoubtedly many individuals that struggle day-to-day without a diagnosis and tailored support, and there’s more that K-12 schools…
Back
Blog Lobby

Verbit Named To TechRadar’s 2021 List as a “Best Speech-To-Text Service”

By Sarah Roberts

Verbit is thrilled to earn a place on TechRadar’s 2021 list of “Best Speech-to-Text Services. TechRadar is a respected source for up-to-date technology reviews for businesses. The list features service providers that offer live transcription and captioning solutions for the corporate world and educational institutions. Verbit’s high ranking comes just months after it announced that it achieved the highly coveted…
Back
Blog Lobby

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month: Verbit Speaks with OSU Accessibility Expert

By Verbit Editorial

Learning Disability Awareness month is celebrated by thousands each year to inform others about the experiences of professionals and students with learning disabilities. Currently, 7.3 million public school students receive special education services and this year was particularly difficult as higher-ed and K-12 learners alike continued their studies with COVID-19 restrictions. To honor those with LDs this month, Verbit spoke…
Back
Blog Lobby

K-12’s Back To School Reality: A Respected Teacher’s Perspective

By Sarah Roberts

After many months of eLearning and countless challenges, teachers are bringing some unique perspectives back to school this year. Verbit reached out to Lisa Pavic, a science teacher at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois, to learn how her experiences during the pandemic are shaping her return to the classroom. Lisa has a Master’s in education, 12 years of…
Back
Blog Lobby

Expert Tips: Designing & Delivering Instruction That’s Engaging & Accessible First

By Verbit Editorial

This guest blog was written by Dr. Misty Cobb, EdD, MBA, a transformational education & technology expert. In her role at Verbit, Cobb works with K-12 and higher education leaders on best practices for using technology to provide accessible and equitable learning opportunities for all students. Cobb earned her Doctor of Education from the University of Alabama where her research…
Back
Blog Lobby

Closed Captioning, Web Accessibility & Section 5-0-What?

By Danielle Chazen

From workplaces to classrooms and the public sector to private educational institutions, ensuring inclusion is provided to individuals with disabilities isn't only the right thing to do, it's the law. However, legal guidelines and their defined details can be daunting to many. The legal requirements and components set in place today are based on various laws which sought to offer…
Back
Blog Lobby

Increase Engagement in Online Learning & Training

By Sarah Roberts

Online learning has gone mainstream. Nearly all students now have some familiarity with remote learning platforms. However, educators often struggle to maintain student motivation and engagement in online courses. This challenge is not limited to rambunctious youngsters as mature adults continuing their studies or taking part in professional training may also tune out if the instructor fails to capture their…
Back
Blog Lobby

Top Tips To Meet ADA Guidelines

By Danielle Chazen

The stick: ADA lawsuits are on the rise. Many universities and businesses are now taking more proactive approaches to ensure they’re covering themselves and meeting necessary guidelines. The carrot: Universities and businesses that follow ADA requirements are also able to build stronger connections with their students and customers, respectively. Creating a more accessible environment is shown to help with brand…
Back
Blog Lobby

TIME Honors ‘Educators Who Saved A Pandemic School Year’

By Danielle Chazen

TIME Magazine dedicated its latest issue, Education Heroes, to honoring the incredible individuals in the K-12 school system who supported students, parents and each other during a trying ‘pandemic school year’ which tested and challenged us all. TIME’s cover dons a striking image. It showcases well-recognized yellow school buses surrounded by a likely lesser-known group of individuals, but who will…
Back
Blog Lobby

Research to Inform Back To School Decisions

By Verbit Editorial

Verbit’s team recently commissioned a survey, Higher-Ed Accessibility Uncovered, to deep-dive into the accessibility and inclusion measures being taken at today’s institutions. The team wanted to explore the knowledge and decision-making processes of today’s higher-ed professionals to inform our community as they head back to school this fall. Additionally, the team wanted to gain an understanding from students with disabilities…
Back
Back To Top