Education

Audio description (new)

Audio description is an audio track of narration which describes the visual elements of a video or performance. It is an essential access tool for people who are blind or vision impaired and is growing in availability around the world.

Below is an audio described scene from The Hunger Games.


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Overcoming access barriers (new)

Blind or vision impaired students need the media used in class to be made available to them in a format they can access. Below is a list of the media types that are most common in schools and tips for providing equal access to blind and vision impaired students.

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Technology for learning at home (new)

Although most blind and vision impaired students receive some support at school, it can be a challenge for parents to replicate this support at home. There are a number of technologies which help students keep on track with homework for little or no expense.

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Technology for students (blind/low vision) (new)

People who are blind or vision impaired rely on a broad range of software tools and devices to read, learn and work.

Most people own assistive technology without even knowing it. Most computers, smartphones and tablets for sale in Australia already have screen readers, screen magnifiers and other tools for blind and vision impaired users installed. You simply have to go into the menu on your device and turn them on.


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Teacher information (blind/low vision) (new)

Teachers play a pivotal role in the learning outcomes of all students. It is vital that teachers who have students with sensory impairment in their classrooms create an equitable educational environment through the use of accessibility practices.

Specialist teachers provide targeted support for students with sensory impairment, and are invited to view our page designed for specialist teachers.


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