Making eLearning Accessible

Help students access learning so they don’t miss a beat

eLearning brings a new set of challenges for students with IEPs, 504 plans, and ELL needs

Don Johnston is helping give students powerful reading and writing tools so they can successfully learn more independently.

Request Free Access to Learning Accommodations for your District / School / Caseload

In this global crisis, everyone has a role to play. As some of the most vulnerable students head home for eLearning, our role is to put our tools to work—helping students access learning so they don’t miss a beat.

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Accommodations Give Access Across the Curriculum

eLearning brings extra challenges for populations in need (students with IEPs, 504 plans, and English Language Learning needs). Many students don’t have access to the same level of individualized staff support as they do in school. Reading and writing accommodations can help fill that gap.

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Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities through eLearning

All at once, parents and caregivers have been thrust into supporting eLearning for their children. If you are a parent or caregiver of a student with a learning disability, we have some guidance and resources for you. Here you’ll find answers to questions about what accommodations are, how they can help, and how you can support your child as they access learning materials.

Guide to eLearning Accommodations for Parents/Caregivers
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Resources for Parents of Students with Complex Needs

Teachers and support staff in self-contained and autism classrooms have shifted into overdrive to prepare materials and curriculum to send home to parents. We are also offering free access for parents to these resources if your child’s classroom is not using Reatopia.

Here you’ll find information about program components, ideas, and tips around educating students with complex needs at home.

Guide to Assist Parents/Caregivers
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Resources for Educators of Students with Complex Needs

As the COVID pandemic closes school doors and sends students home for eLearning, teachers and support staff in self-contained and autism classrooms have shifted into overdrive to prepare materials and curriculum that will work in eLearning/home environments.

Here you’ll find information about resources, ideas, and tips for supporting both your students and their parents during these prolonged school closures.

Guide to Assist Educators
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Writing Accommodations

Students with dysgraphia and other writing disabilities as well as ELLs rely on alternative methods of writing input including:

  1. Speech Recognition
  2. Word Prediction
  3. Translation Supports

Co:Writer pulls all of these together in one simple browser extension—available wherever students write.

Learn more about Co:Writer
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Reading Accommodations

Students with dyslexia and other reading challenges need supports ranging from:

  1. Read Aloud accommodations
  2. Color Overlays
  3. Support with difficult vocabulary
  4. Removing visual distractions
  5. Organizational supports
  6. Visual guides

Snap&Read connects all of these dots to help students comprehend whatever they read wherever they read it.

Learn more about Snap&Read
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eLearning Integrations

Our learning accommodations work across eLearning platforms including Canvas, Schoology, Google Classroom, etc. As a Google for Education Partner, our tools work right in the Google Chrome toolbar—helping students read and write with accommodations. Our tools also work on Microsoft Edge and iOS.

Webinar on SDI and Tools for Google
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Training Students and Teachers

Our Learning Academy is a free self-guided learning platform for students and teachers. Student-led video modules walk through Co:Writer and Snap&Read. Three sections break the learning down for the most beginner to advanced user.

 

Tip: the learning modules (10 min each course) make a great homework assignment or extra credit. Students can send you the certificate as proof they completed a course.

Start your journey in 4 easy steps
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Leading with Online Learning

In over 3,200 school districts, Snap&Read and Co:Writer are helping schools not miss a beat.


FAQs

Our Don Johnston Learning Academy is a free self-guided learning platform for students and teachers. Student-led video modules walk through Co:Writer and Snap&Read on iOS and Chrome platforms. Three sections break the learning down for the most beginner to advanced user.