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YouTube Closed Captions for Hearing Impaired Students

By Author Profile Photo Jeff Gerlach

Jeff shows how teachers can use YouTube’s closed captioning to support access to videos for those with hearing impairments and other accessibility needs.

Jeff Gerlach sitting at his desk with a laptop and microphone

Jeff reviews Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA), an open source screen reader for Windows. Screen readers help those with vision impairments to access digital content. Teachers can use screen readers to check that web content for lessons is accessible to students with visual impairments.

Jeff Gerlach sitting at his desk with a laptop and microphone

The Accessible Classroom is a video series exploring web accessibility for K-12 education. In this first video, Jeff takes a look at the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) from the perspective of schools.

Spacious Classroom

Physical Spaces

By Author Profile Photo Jeff Gerlach

Designing the physical classroom to accommodate modern learning

GVSU Library

Lessons in physical space from the library

By Author Profile Photo Jeff Gerlach

GVSU’s library is a flexible study environment that K-12 education should emulate.

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