Small Changes Workshop: Introduction to Assistive Technologies at DCU - Shared screen with gallery view
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The new closed captions in built into the chrome browser are really good
Closed captions are also great when English is not their first language
Hi everyone a gentle reminder to check that you are on mute!
yes, basically closed captions for any video, UDL in action!
Majority of my students love Audio note taker - a real game changer over the last couple of years
Unicam, part of the Loop infrastructure will automatically provide transcription for any uploaded video
Yes Susan closed captions on video is a really Nice way to embrace UDL in your practice
Great for teaching in terms of UDL but also great if you are doing focus group interviews
Thanks the Anne and her team Sensus Access will be built in directly into Loop for next semester, allow students to convert documents on Loop to a format of their choice e.g. converting a word document to an audio file
Immersive reader so nice for tired eyes
and google voice/word dictate really nice for tired wrists/arms/shoulders!
Grammarly Premium is great, we don't just recommend it for students but we also use ourselves in the office
Is gramma rly available for staff?
Yes one small silver lining of Covid - the recordings. Students love them
We would love to see the recordings of lectures a permanent aspect of DCU teaching post-covid, which would not just benefit DLSS students but also mature and international students
There is no reason why zoom recordings would continue. Capturing recordings from lecture rooms brings up other challenges. That said we do have recording studio that staff can use to record content to a professional standard. Pre-Covid this studio was in high demand and I expect that to continue when we return to campus. However the good news is that we hope to built two more in the coming months
Yes Anne and recordings so useful even for a second view for all students
That's great news Mark
Just to clarify my last statement recordings of online classes on Zoom should absolutely continue. Recording in classes on campus using zoom is not a practical solution without significant investment and support for staff
Thanks Mary for a really informative session. Sorry I have to leave but I have another meeting to go to
Thank you Mary for a very interesting session and thanks Suzanne for organising. Apologies I have to leave for another meeting now, Anna
thanks for coming along Anna
One thing to keep in mind is that Grammarly interferes with the AI enabled grammar and spelling in Google mail. It overrides the Google prompts which means you don’t get the automatic text prompts to finish sentences, etc. I therefore turn Grammarly off in my browser until I want to use it for a specific doc. I tend to use Grammarly more in Google docs than in MS Word. I have a personal version of the full license.
Thank you Mary, that was fantastic and very informative. Thank you Suzanne for organising the session. The tips in the chat are also great.
thanks for organising!
Alicia Menendez Tarrazo
Thanks Mary and Suzanne
Thank you also Aisling.