Access Aware: Technology tools for all students in the inclusive classroom

June 7, 2001

You are invited to attend a FREE online event on Access Aware: Technology tools for all students in the inclusive classroom hosted by WestEd RTEC Learning for Everyone and The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA). The live event will be held on June 11, 2001 at 2:00pm PDT and will last approximately 1 hour. You may register and begin participating in the discussion on May 29, 2001.

This event is for teachers, administrators, technology and curriculum coordinators from both special and general education who are interested in selecting and adapting technology as a tool for inclusion of students with diverse needs.

Registration starts May 29 with a pre-event discussion, followed by a one hour spotlight *Live* event on June 11 at 2 p.m. PDT.

Russ Holland will moderate the event. Russ has been involved with assistive technology for the past 25 years. As a classroom teacher and then as founder and director for nine years of an ATA Center, he has a wealth of experience and will offer possible solutions and resources. Participants will also have an opportunity to preview ATA’s newly released “Access Aware: Extending your reach to People with Disabilities* online manual.

The pre-event email discussion starts on May 29 for posting introductions, questions, and a review of current resources. This will be followed by a live online event on June 11 where Russ will present an introduction to the manual and will interact with participants in real time via chat.

To sign up or to hear more about this free event, please go to the RTEC Exchange site at

  1. To participate in the event, click on the Access Aware announcement under Current Events in the right-hand column. Here you will see a short description of the event.

  2. If you are already a RTEC Exchange member, click the Login to RTEC Exchange button. If this is your first time at the RTEC Exchange site, please register, by clicking the Register link. When your registration is complete, please start again by pressing the Home button.

  3. Once you are logged in and are at the Access Aware event page, please click the button to Subscribe to this Event. This will automatically subscribe you and give you access to more information and resources.

  4. This event is part of series hosted by the WestEd RTEC Learning for Everyone initiative to highlight technology for diverse learners and universal design of inclusive learning environments.

Please contact Julie Duffield, Program Associate, at DLRN at 415/615-3213 or if you have any questions.

We hope you can join us! Also, please feel free to distribute and share this invitation with others who might be interested in this valuable event.