Technology That Levels the Playing Field

Free Assistive Technology from Microsoft

Led by Rachel Berger

Date: Tuesday, December 3

Time: 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific Time (US)

How many of us have been astounded by the things kids have learned, created, said, or done? We just need to let every kid have a chance.

Microsoft has been hard at work creating free, accessible AT to support students who struggle with reading and writing. This session will showcase how Microsoft's free learning tools can be used to support classroom engagement of reading and writing for users with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or ADHD; emerging readers; or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities. In a preview of her FETC session, Rachel Berger will discuss how technology can give just the right assist to so many students so that they can amaze us with their accomplishments.

Please come prepared to ask about your own students and share how they are extraordinary.

Rachel Berger is a Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities Assistive Technology Specialist and Executive Director of Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota, a grassroots national advocacy movement and educational advocate for students with learning disabilities. In addition, Rachel works with Microsoft as a dyslexia and learning disability community assistive tech consultant, helping to build awareness and evangelizing the use of assistive technology for students with learning differences to empower them to reach their full educational potential.

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