A Review of Free, Online Accessibility Tools You are here: Home > Articles > Accessibility Evaluation Tools Introduction Many web designers, developers, and evaluators are introduced to web access through accessibility tools. However, web accessibility requires more than just accessibility tools; it requires human judgment. Important No automated evaluation tool can tell you if your site is accessible, or even compliant. Classifications of Accessibility Evaluation Tools There are many different types of evaluation tools that can be used to determine whether or not web content is accessible. Standards and guidelines used One key in understanding accessibility tools is to understand the standards to which the tool was developed. WCAG 2.0 consists of three priority levels that act as an industry standard. Section 508 Similarly, Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act outlines the requirements for making federally-funded web sites accessible to individuals with disabilities. Free vs. commercial Who will be using the tool. Scope
Dyslexia Dyslexia is defined in the Webster’s Concise Dictionary as “an impairment or loss of the ability to read”. It comes from the Greek “dys” meaning bad, difficult or defective and , “lexis” meaning speech, or lexicos pertaining to words. Most simply put dyslexia is a significant, persistent difficulty with reading, spelling and writing skills in a child, adolescent or adult of normal intelligence. A child or adolescent who has normal vision and hearing and appears to be a bright, inquisitive learner, but is not learning these skills at the expected rate for their age and intelligence, will most likely be suffering from some form of dyslexia. Dyslexia however is a general name for a cluster of symptoms, more like a syndrome than a singular difficulty, which is why dyslexic people can be very different from each other. Children and adults with dyslexia can show many different “symptoms”. The term was first used over 100 years ago and has gone through many stages of redefinition. www.tki.org
3 Circle Venn Diagram Template Use our special 'Click to Print' button to block the rest of the page and only send the image to your printer. Worksheets, Lesson Plans, Teacher Resources, and Rubrics from TeAch-nology.com TECHMATRIX - [Home] SVS Finland schools: Subjects are out and ‘topics’ are in as country reforms its education system - Europe For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy. Only far eastern countries such as Singapore and China outperform the Nordic nation in the influential Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings. Politicians and education experts from around the world – including the UK – have made pilgrimages to Helsinki in the hope of identifying and replicating the secret of its success. Which makes it all the more remarkable that Finland is about to embark on one of the most radical education reform programmes ever undertaken by a nation state – scrapping traditional “teaching by subject” in favour of “teaching by topic”. “This is going to be a big change in education in Finland that we’re just beginning,” said Liisa Pohjolainen, who is in charge of youth and adult education in Helsinki – the capital city at the forefront of the reform programme. School lunches around the world
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