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What ARPA & Higher-Ed Emergency Relief Funds Mean for Schools

By Danielle Chazen

The CARES Act, or Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, was passed by Congress in March 2020. Of the $2.2 trillion allotted to provide quick and much-needed economic aid to the Americans impacted by the pandemic, $14B was given to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF. In January 2021, The US…
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White House To Offer Accessibility with Sign Language Interpreter

By Danielle Chazen

On the heels of President Biden's decision to reverse the former administration's ban on transgender troops in the military, The White House is further committing to inclusivity and diversity initiatives by providing a sign language interpreter at every press briefing. White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced this week that an American Sign Language interpreter will be present at all press…
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Next Week’s Live Event: Ask The Expert on 2021 Expectations

By Danielle Chazen

2020 may be behind us, but the challenges facing today’s district leaders, educators, students and parents persist. In 2021, the expectation to provide effective education is only higher with months of hybrid and online learning under the belts of school leaders. Join us next week on January 28th at 11am EST for Ask The Expert: 2021 Expectations, a live webinar to…
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Zoom Conferencing from A to Z – Make the Most of Conference Calls

By Annabelle Amery

As universities and schools move courses online and remote work continues to become the norm, more individuals are seeing the benefits of video conferencing. Video conferencing has advanced greatly, with Zoom likely emerging as the most important communication tool of 2020. Zoom has enabled events to be held despite the current barriers imposed by COVID-19. With high-definition video and sound,…
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Ways Latest Technologies Help Mitigate Effects of the Pandemic

By Danielle Chazen

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on business as we know it. Prior to the pandemic, digital transformation and innovation were reinventing nearly every industry and new tools and processes were taking form with the implementation of more technology. Now, business leaders have been faced with the need to operate remotely for the foreseeable future. A report from…
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The Rising Trend of Artificial Intelligence in Business

By Danielle Chazen

The term ‘Artificial Intelligence’ often trips up business leaders in industries which don’t intersect directly with technology. It can invoke images of robots and feelings of machines stealing the jobs of humans. The reality is that AI can help to make their professional and personal lives run more smoothly by removing a lot of the tasks which were previously done…
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The Importance of Accessibility in the Workplace

By Danielle Chazen

You’re not likely to encounter a workplace without a ramp or elevator these days. More workplaces are now extending the accessibility measures they put in place for those with visual disabilities to meet additional needs, such as employees who are deaf, hard of hearing, who have learning disabilities and others. A workplace which promotes a fully inclusive environment primes all…
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Closed Captioning Best Practices & Subtitle Guidelines

By Danielle Chazen

Closed captions and subtitles are being used by many individuals in a variety of use cases outside of those they were initially designed for. Technology and artificial intelligence have greatly improved their accuracy, as well as their ability to be generated live at rapid speed. As the technology and use cases evolve and expand, more questions continue to arise on…
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