Tag Archives: Accessibility in education

“I have the best job in the world. I get to work with teachers, therapists, service providers, and administrators every day to show them what they can do or use to make their students successful.” – Valeska Gioia, USA

The Classroom of the Future according to Bill Gates

With today’s ever-changing job market, and with education options broadening daily, some students may be wondering, “Is college today worth it?” Well, who better to ask than Bill Gates? I recently shared Gates’ closing keynote address at the SxSW Edu … Continue reading

“Most importantly of all, my work gave the students with special educational needs the opportunity to learn outside the classroom, in different ecosystems, which had previously been a privilege only of other students. This was all possible because I learned how to form partnerships.” – Margarida Telles da Cruz, Brazil

“Who knows what we don’t know that already exists within a culture other than ours? The key to extracting that knowledge is language! It is my hope that more people will become aware of this and embrace other cultures and languages as a result.” – Carla Hurd, USA

“If you use innovative technologies in part of your lesson effectively, you might just capture the imagination of some of the class who are not normally fully engaged with the learning that is taking place.” – Jimmy Edwards, UK

“By applying our knowledge of technology, and with the support of a great psychologist and interdisciplinary group helping us improve the application, we have been able to provide a fun and effective ADD treatment for kids affected by this condition, enabling them to receive a better education.” – Team ReImagine, Mexico

“As students, we originally never really thought we could spark any change at all. But thanks to technology we created KidCAMP that helps teachers develop their own programs for their special needs students”. – Team Divided by Zero, Philippines

“I teach the first ever distance high school mathematics to blind and visually impaired students. We can reach them in an unprecedented way, giving access to classes that put them on par with their sighted peers.” – Robin Lowell, USA