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Will Artificial Intelligence Make the College Classroom More Accessible?

Source: Education Dive

Source: Education Dive

Source: Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive

“As the technology steers colleges away from a one-size-fits-all approach, it is helping them make progress on one of their most long-running goals: making higher ed more accessible to all types of learners.” Schwartz

The ADA and Rehabilitation Act require public colleges that receive federal funds to provide transcribe services for students who need it. Though, this isn’t a small feat and can take hours to transcribe and write captions for a class’s materials. Speech-to-text service'‘s cut down on these time and money.

Other programs like Ally, can read through PDF’s and flag any material that is hard to read and give it an accessibility score. Services like these are helping to support students and institutions.

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Alisa Verratti