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Change the Way You Approach Accessibility

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Accessibility in school

Presented by Jason Don Forsythe, Senior Solutions Engineer, Blackboard; and Jennifer Mattice, Web Development Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

Sponsored by Blackboard

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Accessibility is a topic that schools and districts continue to struggle with as learning opportunities and technologies expand our potential to reach more learners in new ways. District leaders have also begun to consider a more holistic definition of inclusivity as they modify policies, requirements, and professional-development expectations. From websites to learning management systems, we are able to create even more instructional opportunities for our students. The content we create and share must take into account this broader definition of inclusivity—learning needs, access issues, and a more mobile and diverse student population than ever before.

Watch this edWebinar to learn how to provide a more accessible and equitable learning environment and experience for all learners. We will share best practices, tips, and tools districts can use to move toward greater inclusivity. This recorded presentation will be of interest to educational professionals, webmasters, superintendents, tech leaders, special-education coordinators, and principals.

About the Presenters

Jason Don Forsythe is a senior solutions engineer with the Blackboard K12 team. Prior to working at Blackboard, Jason worked for state government for a decade overseeing distant education initiatives, accessibility compliance, and instructional design projects. Jason resides in San Diego, CA with his wife Brandie and their three children.


Jennifer Mattice is a web development specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Clear communication is her passion and she uses this zeal to help others make their ideas accessible to a global audience. Her background in English as a second language, instructional technology and improvement science helps her to make sure resources are accessible to all users, regardless of disabilities. She works closely with her fellow educators to understand the specifics of their work and assist them with achieving their ultimate goals.


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Thursday, May 16, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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