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School of Medicine Columbia

Building an Accessible Classroom

Type: Recorded Webinar
Location: Webinar with Transcript
Cost: Free. (Registration is required.)


Participants must register to receive the webinar video link and transcript.

About the Program

How do you go about designing a classroom where the needs of every student can be supported, and every student, no matter their ability, can be successful? During this session, participants will explore tools and strategies designed to increase communication, engagement, and access to the curriculum. In addition, participants will learn about a program for supporting students in the low incidence, autism, and PreK classrooms through assistive technology as well as building capacity of staff supporting these programs.

Participants will learn:

  1.  to identify at least one tool and strategy for increasing communication in a low incidence, autism, or PreK classroom.
  2. to identify at least one tool and strategy for increasing access to the curriculum in the low incidence, autism, or PreK classroom.
  3. about a professional resource that enables administrators to create accessible classrooms and build capacity of staff supporting low incidence, autism, or PreK classrooms.

About the Presenters

Portrait of Cindy Richardson

Cindy L. Richardson, M.Ed.

In her role as AbleNet’s National Assistive Technology Consultant, Cindy works with districts to identify technology tools and resources that support the academic and functional success of students with significant disabilities. She has worked with individuals with disabilities for over 30 years and holds a M.Ed. degree from George Mason University in Assistive/Special Education Technology. Prior to coming to work with AbleNet, she specialized as an assistive technology specialist in the areas of student assessment, professional development, and curriculum access and success through technology in the K-12 setting for several years.



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