Inclusive Learning Network

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The Inclusive Learning Network’s primary purpose is to advance knowledge concerning specialized technology products and effective practices for enhancing opportunities for children, youth and adults with disabilities and for students who are gifted.

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  • For those interested in accessibility testing for LMS, ePubs, PDFs, Mobile devices, etc. and are in the DC area, you may be interested in attending the following symposium. The 2019 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium: Perfecting Traditional Methods, ...

  • Hello, I have been working all summer on my Google Innovator project. My project is finally ready to launch!  Every month I will be sending out ways to upgrade a lesson by focusing on different depth of Knowledge levels. We will be focusing ...

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    RE: Pear Deck

    Hi Chuck, I agree with Darshell. We have teachers in our district who use both Nearpod and Peardeck. Our district provides a district account with access to all features for Nearpod given their large and growing library of content. Many teachers in our ...

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    RE: Pear Deck

    Hi, Pear Deck is an excellent tool, even better if your district has paid access to full features. Darshell ------------------------------ Darshell Silva Librarian Quidnessett Elementary , North Kingstown, RI ------------------------------


  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019 Webinar

    Join the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network and the SITE UDL-SIG in getting an early start to the celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD) with a FREE webinar!

    Title: Inclusive Education Around the World.

    When: Thursday, May 16th at 9 AM ET (8 AM CT, -5 hours UTC/GMT)

    Where: Online on Zoom. To register, please visit:

    The webinar will feature presentations from Thailand, Colombia, and the US:

    Colombia - Nitza Guzman, Luis Acero, Miguel Mejia and Edwin Oriz (Colegio Aleman Duestche Schule Barranquilla)

    Thailand - Nantanoot Suwannawut (Bureau of Special Education, Thailand Ministry of Education)

    United States - Kathleen Bastedo, Nancy Swenson (Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida)
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  • Outstanding Inclusive Educator Award Nominations Open Until February 28th

    Know an Outstanding Inclusive Educator who is doing great things to empower learners with technology and ensure education works for all? We want to to hear from you!

    Nominate yourself or a colleague for the Outstanding Inclusive Educator Award to be presented at the 2019 ISTE Conference in Philadelphia.

    Applications close on February 28th. Read More
  • ISTE Technology Integration Survey

    Special education professionals - your voice needs to be included in this research into pre-service preparation conducted by ISTE's Teacher Educational Network: 

    A team of researchers from the ISTE Teacher Educator Network (TEN) is conducting a national research study titled, “Where are We Now? Technology Integration in Teacher Preparation.” The purpose of this survey research is to gain a more comprehensive understanding of technology integration in pre-service teacher preparation across universities and colleges within the US.

    We’d love to know your opinion!

    If you agree to participate in the research study, you’ll be asked to complete the following:

    • A 15 minute maximum online survey.
    • Optional! Participate in a 30 minute recorded interview and/or focus group. These will take place in a private Zoom online meeting room.
    Please access and read the Statement of Informed Consent. Once you agree to participate, you will have direct access to the survey. Don’t forget to let us know if you are willing to participate in the Interviews or Focus Groups!

    Thank you for your participation! If you have questions please contact Jennifer Courduff via cell phone or text message (909-702-6461), or email ( Read More
  • World Usability Day Webinar

    Please join the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network in celebrating World Usability Day on Thursday, November 8th. We will be offering a free webinar that evening starting at 7:30 PM EDT, 4:30 PM PDT. 

    The theme for World Usability Day this year is Design for Good or Evil. For our webinar, we will explore the intersections of UX, UDL, Design Thinking and Accessibility. 

    Our guest speaker will be Alesha Arp, UX Researcher with the Mind Research Institute

    Sign up for the webinar to receive the Zoom link for the webinar room. 

    We look forward to seeing you on the evening of November 8th! 

    Luis Perez
    President, ISTE Inclusive Learning Network

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