Web-Based Class Activities
Google Extensions for Teachers
by Ryan de la Vega
As wonderful as Google is, it can't always do everything. Lucky for us there are third parties who create add–ons and extensions to fill those gaps.
Recent Developments in Online Citizenship Preparation
by Jennifer Gagliardi
Citizenship applicants and their teachers breathed a collective sigh of relief on February 22, 2021, when USCIS announced that they were withdrawing the 2020 Civics questions and restoring the 2008 Civics questions.
We often mention during OTAN events that the materials we provide to the adult education field need to be accessible before they are made public. OTAN is committed to providing full and equal access to all. As such, OTAN follows Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 compliance, which means that content is made useable for people with disabilities. Making content accessible also benefits others, such as those using mobile devices or those with slow network connections.
To assist staff at adult education agencies in familiarizing themselves with accessibility practices and regulations, OTAN has compiled a list of resources you can use to learn more about accessibility and how to create your own accessible content. Visit our Accessibility Resources page on the OTAN website at https://otan.us/resources/accessibility-resources/ There is a lot of accessibility information online, and we have tried to identify those resources that we think are most useful for educators, including those from government agencies, nationally recognized organizations, and everyday technology (Microsoft, Apple, and Google) and browsers. We also have a great introductory video from OTAN Coordinator Penny Pearson on how to begin understanding accessibility issues. Additionally:
Stay connected to OTAN! Please contact us at email@example.com or call us at 916-228-2580. We're here to help with accessibility resources and more!