FREE Technology Accessibility Webinar Featuring Guest Speakers - October 27!
October 16, 2015 Educators across the nation are embracing technology as a means to boost academic achievement and communicate with the families they serve. It can drive personalized instruction tailored to the needs of each student, make learning come alive with videos and multimedia that engages the learners of our digital age and be the great equalizer between students of different socio-economic status. It can be all of this and more, however, to students or their parents with certain disabilities, it can be another means by which students are left behind if they are unable to view an engaging video or hear an online lecture.
Laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are designed to ensure that students with disabilities are not disadvantaged in their public school education. These laws have a direct impact on how charter schools provide educational services. If it has not happened already, the time is coming when your school will have to address what to do when the latest technological enhancement to the academic program is not accessible to students or parents with disabilities.
Find out what to do and address the issue by registering for this FREE webinar on "Technology Accessibility."
Sunil Mansukhani,former United States Department of Education civil rights official and Catherine Blakemore, executive director, Disability Rights California, the leading disability rights advocacy group in the state are participating in the webinar.
DATE: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
TIME: 10:00 am to 11:30 am PST
This webinar offers 1.5 California participatory MCLE credits. PROVIDER CERTIFIES THAT THIS IS A STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA MCLE PROVIDER (#14199). THIS ACTIVITY IS APPROVED FOR 1.5 MCLE CREDIT"
All materials will be made available in an accessible format following the webinar.
Please contact Brigette Dutra, with any questions.
About the Presenters:
Sunil Mansukhani is a principal at The Raben Group (TRG), a Washington, DC based public affairs firm where he focuses on education and civil rights, serving clients in the non-profit, government, foundation, and private sectors. Prior to joining TRG, he was a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), where he headed the policy department. His prior government service includes six years with the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a graduate of Yale Law School.
Catherine Blakemore has worked in disability advocacy programs, both as an attorney and Director, for more than 35 years. She currently works as the Executive Director of Disability Rights California, the agency established under federal law to protect and advocate for individuals with disabilities. Ms. Blakemore received her law degree from Loyola Law School. Prior to working for Disability Rights California, she was an attorney for the Western Law Center for Disability Rights and the Legal Aid Foundation.