Supporting Students with Dyslexia with Free, Accessible Microsoft Tools

Feb 4, 2021

Dive in to free accessible assistive technology. Details, demonstrations and student examples will be shared about several new and improved sets of features across Microsoft products.

Do you work with students that struggle with Reading Writing Math and Communication? These challenges can be particularly difficult to navigate during distance learning. Microsoft has created free, accessible AT to support students of all abilities succeed in their learning community. Whether you are in the classroom or distance learning, these tools will help students bridge the gap in areas of weakness. The presenter will showcase how these free, accessible Learning Tools can be used to support classroom engagement for users with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers, ELL or any combination of abilities.

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Rachel Berger, Assistive Tech Evangelist / Dyslexia and LD Community Leader / @rachelmberger Rachel is the Executive Director of Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota, a nonprofit dedicated to educational advocacy and an advocate for students with learning disabilities. In that role for the past 7 years she has worked with policymakers to improve education for students with dyslexia and their teachers. She also serves on MN’s Higher Education Literacy Partnership. In addition, Rachel works with Microsoft Education as an Assistive Technology Specialist in the field of dyslexia and learning differences helping to train educators and students and use assistive technology to remove barriers and empower students to reach their full educational potential.