Resources

May 24, 2022

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we invited Sherri Restauri, Senior Customer Success Manager at AST, and Heather York, VP Marketing & Government Affairs at VITAC to speak about the importance of accessibility.

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April 15, 2022

Speech Dictionary & Related Terms

If the terms AI, ASR, and NLP have you frazzled, you’re not alone. More speech-related acronyms and technologies seem to be popping up. Here’s a helpful cheat sheet of terms to know.

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January 21, 2022

Disabilities through Disney Characters

Have you ever thought to educate your community about disabilities through Disney characters? Learn about OSU’s creative strategy and how to implement it at your school.

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December 7, 2021

How well do you know the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Take this interactive quiz to find out how much you know about the Americans with Disabilities Act. It will provide you with some fun facts and help you avoid any legal complications.

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November 30, 2021

Including & Supporting International Students

Hear from Julie Merendino of American University who spoke in honor of International Student Day to offer tips to better attract, support and retain international students in today’s climate.

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October 28, 2021

Empowering Students with Learning Disabilities

Watch this video on how schools can help students with learning disabilities with advice from Cindy Cipoletti, Esq., Executive Director, The Learning Disabilities Association of America.

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October 18, 2021

Should Your School Be Considering Captions?

Follow the path of this decision tree designed for educators and school leaders to make sure they’re ticking the boxes to meet today’s student needs with proper accommodations.

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August 19, 2021

Fall 2021: Going Back To School

Hear from experts who are working from K-12 schools and universities on their back to school plans.

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August 11, 2021

Higher-Ed Accessibility Uncovered

Verbit commissioned a survey with 230+ higher education professionals and students with disabilities to gain an understanding of accessibility and technologies being used to fuel it.

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June 29, 2021

Making Learning Accessible & Engaging for All

We’ve gathered top learnings and insights from 15 experts in education that can help your school tremendously. Read these tips and tricks to ensure you’re helping your students succeed.

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June 14, 2021

Zoom Best Practices for Businesses

Companies with 100,000+ employees lose an average of about $62.4M each year because of poor employee communication. Read these helpful tips to ensure your Zoom meetings and virtual events are accessible, collaborative and inclusive.

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June 14, 2021

The Journey Toward Campus-Wide Accessibility

Virginia Tech is becoming a true model of institutional inclusivity. Learn the key steps needed to gain momentum and consider employing them at your university.

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May 19, 2021

EduALL Virtual Summit 2021 On Demand

Watch the on-demand videos from our annual EduALL Virtual Summit which gathered hundreds of leaders and professionals in education, accessibility, online learning and more.

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May 17, 2021

Inspiring University Accessibility Progress

Learn about Virginia Tech’s accessibility initiatives and track their progress over the last six months to see what’s possible for your university.

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April 8, 2021

Why Inclusive Design Is So Important: In Numbers

Do you know exactly how many students you’re not serving when not offering UDL and inclusive practices. You need to be aware of these key statistics and what they mean for today’s students.

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April 8, 2021

Building Buy-In for Inclusive Design

Get key insights from three university leaders on how to enlist cross-campus stakeholders to ensure all students with disabilities, varying needs and learning styles are supported

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April 1, 2021

Synchronous Learning & The Flipped Classroom

Learn from education leaders Dr. Lynne Shipley and Cynthia Ravalin on strategies for synchronous and remote learning, flipped classrooms, voice and choice and more.

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March 24, 2021

Building Buy-In for Inclusive Design

Watch as three university leaders explain how they’ve built buy-in for access and inclusion on their campuses for tips to inspire you and your school on your own journey.

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February 26, 2021

Ask The Experts: 2021 Expectations

We’ve passed the top-of-mind questions we’ve been receiving from our education community onto our team of experts. Read their answers and insights.

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February 12, 2021

Ask The Expert: 2021 Expectations

Watch this video to hear from three education experts on how they’re working with universities to best serve students’ needs in 2021.

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January 12, 2021

Closing the Skills Gap

This guide explores the creative programs being launched by CUNY and the University of Oklahoma to inspire you with education offerings that are specifically designed to help students effectively land jobs.

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December 31, 2020

Global Accessibility Challenges & Solutions

This guide explores how industry leaders across the globe are confronting these challenges with solutions that will also propel the system forward post-pandemic.

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December 31, 2020

The Education Industry’s Reality Into 2021

This infographic highlights key findings, such as that students are 25% more likely to complete courses when they participate in discussion forums early on.

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December 31, 2020

The State of Accessibility: A Global Perspective

Verbit gathered higher-education leaders from the US, UK and Australia to share how they’re approaching accessibility in each of their regions and the implications that COVID-19 is having on students learning remotely.

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December 16, 2020

Spotlight on University Accessibility

Discover how Virginia Tech is winning over stakeholders and introducing a centralized captioning program to provide a more inclusive online learning experience to students.

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December 3, 2020

Keep C.A.L.M. and Caption On

Watch as we explore and showcase the inspiring work being done by Virginia Tech as the university expands its footprint of accessibility and universal design.

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November 18, 2020

Reinventing Traditional Pathways to Education

Verbit hosted Coursera to spotlight two schools reinventing the traditional education pathway: The University of Oklahoma and CUNY.

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November 11, 2020

K-12 Back In Session: engaging students

How can parents know their kids are learning well remotely? When should teachers lean on technology to help with student engagement and when should screen time be limited?

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November 11, 2020

K-12 Back In Session: Back to School

We explored the fall reopening process of K-12 schools with a group of education professionals and leaders.

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September 30, 2020

K-12: Back In Session

Join us to hear from leaders like CEO of Cleveland Metro Schools Eric Gordon, Educational Evangelist Steven Anderson and K-12 DMG Consultant Rachel Klein.

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September 1, 2020

EduALL: Back To School Edition

Watch these videos to be inspired by higher education leaders such as Karen Yoshino of Van Allen Strategies, JP Moran of Coursera and many others.

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September 1, 2020

Fall 2020: Back To School Outlook

Back to school insights gathered by leaders at Tufts University, Michigan State University, George Mason University, SUNY, Coastal Carolina University, Van Allen Strategies, Blackboard Collaborate and Coursera.

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August 18, 2020

A To Zoom ebook

Verbit experts teamed up with leaders Mahsa Abadi of Zoom and Amanda Jackson of the University of Florida to address these changes and share best practices to engage remote students.

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July 21, 2020

What is a smart Classroom?

View this visual representation which defines smart classrooms and their features.

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July 21, 2020

Universal Design

View this visual representation of the key principles of Universal Design and how UD is being applied to the education setting to account for various learning styles.

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July 21, 2020

The Curb Cut Effect

View this visual representation of the curb cut effect in action with the prime example of transcription and captioning.

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July 21, 2020

Breaking Down the Barriers

Learn more about the four critical areas universities should prioritize to enable inclusivity on their campuses.

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July 21, 2020

12 tips to optimize audio

Read these 12 tips on how to optimize audio to receive the most accurate captioning and transcription of it.

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July 21, 2020

How to select the right Transcription and Captioning solution

Uncover nine critical questions to ask to ensure you’re selecting the best option for your transcription and captioning needs.

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July 21, 2020

What is speech recognition?

View this infographic for a visual breakdown of everything you need to know about automatic speech recognition technology and Artificial Intelligence.

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July 8, 2020

A to Zoom: Acing Online Learning

Gaining an understanding of best practices on Zoom is essential for student retention during these times. With greater awareness of Zoom tools.

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June 11, 2020

EduALL Virtual Summit

Viewers heard from top higher-ed thought leaders at CAST, Kaltura, MERLOT, Mediasite, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, University of Kentucky and others.

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June 1, 2020

Global Accessibility Awareness

Hear how leading university and video platform experts, including those at Virginia Tech, UF and UPitt are implementing accessibility initiatives to drive student success.

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May 25, 2020

Driving Global Accessibility Awareness

This free eBook serves as a guide for the higher education industry as university leaders, professors, disability directors, instructional designers and other faculty search for opportunities to make their courses and campuses more accessible.

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May 8, 2020

Expert Tips: Online Learning

Experts at Kaltura, Mediasite, Panopto and YuJa share their insights to improve the shifting of school courses online due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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April 6, 2020

Ask the Accessibility Expert

Gain actionable insights to benefit your students from our comprehensive eBook. A community of higher education professionals convened virtually to discuss inclusion strategies with our expert, Scott Ready.

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January 23, 2020

How AI Empowers Personalized Learning

Providing students with more personalized learning has been a goal of university leaders for years. Experienced higher education professionals understand that each learner brings a unique blend of experiences and expectations to the desk and can therefore benefit from multiple methods of consuming course content.

Watch this webinar featuring Scott Ready, a higher education and accessibility expert of more than 30 years and Rob Lipps, EVP of Mediasite, a leading video platform. They explore students’ current ‘Netflix mentality’ and best practices for effective, engaging and accessible video.

January 10, 2020

Driving Inclusion with Key Partner Institutions

Learn how to successfully execute an inclusion plan and work with partners and key stakeholders to see your plan to fruition. Gain key insights from our guest speaker, Lord Giddie of TCS Education Systems.

July 28, 2019

The Future of Accessible Content with AI Tech

Key takeaways: 

  • Why universities shouldn’t operate under stress from legal pressure or student requests
  • How anticipating needs in advance benefits both the university and individual students
  • How AI technology is helping universities take on a more proactive approach to meet requirements 
  • How George Mason University leverages technology for captioning and PDF accessibility

 

You will hear from David Herr, Director of Marketing at CommonLook, Don Behrman, Director of Sales Enablement at Verbit, and Korey Singleton, ATI Manager at George Mason University.

July 28, 2019

Shaping The Student Experience with Assistive Technology

Key takeaways: 

  • Challenges faced by students with disabilities on campus 
  • 4 assistive technologies that are revolutionizing accessibility in higher education 
  • How to implement W3C guidelines at your school 
  • And more!

 

You will hear from industry experts, Sharron Rush, Executive Director and Founder of Knowbility Anthony Vasquez, Communications Specialist at Knowbility, and Scott Ready, Senior Customer Success & Accessibility Strategist at Verbit. 

June 24, 2019

Breaking Down the Barriers

To improve, accessibility must be integrated into every aspect of the university experience. The eBook will explore four areas that are critical to breaking down barriers, both physical and digital, to enable a truly accessible campus environment where all students have an equal opportunity to succeed.

The following topics are discussed in the eBook, Breaking Down the Barriers:

  1. Accessible Academics
  2. Digital Accessibility 
  3. Physical Access
  4. Change at all Levels

 

The current, prevalent model in higher education views disability primarily as a disservice or inconvenience. Many students fear being labeled or judged, therefore avoid seeking help. When leadership, faculty, and students alike, come together to build an inclusive environment the result is much more powerful than mere statements.

June 24, 2019

Digital Literacy & The Future of Video

Watch our webinar with Kaltura to learn:

  • Tips on how to better manage captions on your campus
  • 2018 statistics from Kaltura’s “The State in Video Education” report
  • The benefits of using a video hosting platform
  • How to use captioning and videos to increase student engagement
  • Video-hosting and captioning as a UDL approach

You will hear from industry experts, Liam Ferris, Senior Solutions Engineer at Kaltura and Korey Singleton, ATI Manager at George Mason University. Don’t miss out on your chance to overcome the challenges that come with the increase usage of videos trend and provide an accessible learning environment for all students.