- Books/Book Chapters/eBooks
- Screencasts and Video Tutorials
- App/Accessories Lists
The following articles I have written or co-written are available for free online:
- iPhoneography: Photography for All (National Federation of the Blind Future Reflections, Winter 2013).
- 12 iPad Tips All Educators Should Learn (T.H.E. Journal, 4/24/13).
- UDL in Action: The Smart Inclusion Toolkit (TEC+, with Alex Dunn)
I was part of a team that researched the potential of interactive whiteboards for teaching students with disabilities. This research was published in the Journal of Special Education Technology (Volume 27, No. 4).
My first book, on mobile learning and universal design for learning, was published by Corwin Press. It can be ordered on the Corwin site.
Along with Dr. Kathy King at the University of South Florida, I co-authored the following book chapter focusing on Universal Design for Learning in higher education:
King, K., Pérez, L., Sterner, D., and Bryant, E. (2013). Proactive solutions for accessibility in higher education: Meeting governmental policy and legal demands through universal design. In Ran, B. (Ed.), Contemporary Perspectives on technological innovation, management and policy. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
I have also written three ebooks that focus on techniques for creating accessible content for the iPad. The first one is on iBooks accessibility and I created it to support a workshop at ISTE 2012. This work was a follow-up to a similar ebook I had prepared for a workshop at ISTE 2011 focusing on ePub. The third ebook focuses on closed captioning on the Mac. For the first one, I have only included the PDF here due to bandwidth restrictions, but you can find the videos on my YouTube channel and the book is also part of a Creating Inclusive Learning Environments course on iTunes U.
- iBooks Accessibility Best Practices (PDF on Scribd)
- ePub Accessibility Best Practices (ePub, 40 MB)
- ePub Accessibility Best Practices (PDF on Scribd)
- Closed Captioning 101 (ePub, 35 MB)
- Closed Captioning 101 (PDF on Scribd)
For my screencasts on IOS accessibility, I have created a channel on YouTube. These tutorials also show some techniques for developing more accessible materials such as ePub and iBooks ebooks that can be opened in the iBooks app.
I was also a content developer for the USF on iTunes U site for my university, and as an Apple Distinguished Educator I have participated in the development of an iTunes U course and collection on inclusive design and accessibility. You can see many of the screencasts, ePub and iBooks documents I have authored at these sites:
- ADEs on iTunes U Course: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
- ADEs on iTunes U Collection: Inclusive Design
- iTeach Initiative Course on iTunes U (iBooks Author and iPad tutorials)
- USF on iTunes U Tech Ease 4 All Web Accessibility Collection (lots of tutorials for how to create accessible content)
- USF on iTunes U iTeach Collection (tutorials on ePub)
- iTeach Website: iMovie ’11 Tutorials
I am helping to curate the accessibility page of the excellent Appitic site started by Mexico Apple Distinguished Educator Alline Sada. This is a one stop shop for all of my online content (videos, ebooks, etc.).
Tech Ease 4 All
At the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, I was the lead content developer for Tech Ease 4 All. Funded by a USF Technology Fee grant, this site provides tutorials on assistive technology topics to help faculty provide accommodations to students with disabilities. In developing the content for this stie, I have taken special care to follow universal design for learning principles. Thus, each tutorial is presented in a variety of formats to meet different learning styles and disabilities, including: closed captioned videos available in two different sizes, large print PDFs that are tagged for screen reader access, and accessible HTML.
When I first tried it, I really did not see the value of Pinterest. Lately, I’ve found it to be a great way to share suggestions for accessories that work well for students who have special needs.
I have also started using Pinterest to keep some lists of my favorite apps. Since I specialize in accessibility and the use of IOS devices in special education,my Pinterest boards also focus on apps for students with special needs.
I have been an occasional guest on Macreach, one of the excellent podcasts on the EdReach network that is hosted by my ADE colleagues Meg Wilson and Kelly Dumont:
- Macreach #49: iPhoneography (July 2012)
- Macreach #48: Welcome to the WWDC Party (June 2012)
- Macreach #48: Summer PD, Apple-Style! (June 2012)
- Macreach #6: All Access Pass to Accessibility (March 2011)
Recently, I was also a guest on the Macneticos podcast, a Spanish language podcast focusing on accessibility and Apple Technology (hosted by Spain ADE Daniela Rubio and her husband Jose).