Technology in the Classroom – a UDL perspective

This fantastic video has tips on how to tweak our technology use in the classroom in order to make it more accessible for all our learners. The video discusses using images, putting subtitles on videos, and running the Accessibility Checker in Microsoft Office and has lots of other ideas. The video is captioned – a key element of UDL.


Voice Typing Feature in Google Docs

As we know, it’s easy to create a Google document from inside Google Drive. When the document opens we just need to go to Tools and click on Voice Typing. This is a very accurate feature that would help a lot of students who may struggle with literacy.

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Read&Write and Equatio free for teachers

Texthelp offers a free subscription to its two best-selling products, Read&Write (text-to-speech, dictation, prediction etc) and Equatio  (add equations, formulae and graphs to MS Word or Google Docs). To avail of this offer, just go to


These products will work on all devices (just sign in to activate). This is Read&Write working in Word 2010 on a Win 7 laptop.


Microsoft’s Learning Tools

Microsoft have recently been devoting a lot of attention to making their products more accessible. They really have made great strides in the past 12 months. This video webinar gives a great overview of how the new tools can be used in the classroom.

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There are 2 other webinars in the series 

Read&Write and Equatio free for teachers

Texthelp’s assistive learning solutions help people of all ages achieve their potential by understanding, reading, writing and communicating with greater ease and confidence. Their  products are great for people with learning difficulties, dyslexia or visual impairments. Now you can get their flagship product, Read&Write, and their Maths equation writer are now free – all  you have to do is register.