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830 Powers Street, Winnipeg, MB, R2V 4E7| Phone: (204) 586-8061| Fax: (204) 589-2504
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Seven Oaks School Division
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Mar 23, 2017
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​ACHIEVEMENTS

  • ​SharePoint 2013 Division and School websites have been evaluated using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 (Level A) On various browsers and platforms. The division website had a good foundation in page navigation, labelling and structure. Website can be translated using integrated tools in SharePoint.
  • Technology is utilized in schools to support students and teachers with accessibility and support tools. Applications are used on tablets to allow access for individuals to improve visibility, text to speech, translation and many other areas. Examples of this software are; Boardmaker, Pic Tello, Co-Writer, Read aloud, NonVisual Desktop Access and many others.
  • Wi-Fi in all buildings to provide access for BYOD. Helps to improve all types of communication.
  • Access to mobile computing devices, i.e. laptops, Chromebooks, iPods, etc.
  • Computer projection devices are in all newly built school classrooms. Approximately 50% of existing school classrooms have access to projection devices.
  • Interactive surfaces are available in all newly built school classrooms. Many interactive boards are utilized in existing schools to provide touch accessibility.
  • How to guides have been translated to languages other than English and are available on the divisional website.
  • ​Families have access to information using Parent Connect and staff have access to student information online using School Connect.
  • ​Computers are available in every classroom for staff and students.
  • ​Telephone system is VOIP with voicemail to email capability.
  • Partnerships with CNIB, Visual Services, Hearing testing.
  • Occupational and Physio Therapists advise us on the use of equipment and strategies to support accessibility in all schools.
  • Libraries provide access to digital materials in audio and video formats including EBooks with text to speech and closed captioning streaming services.

​NEXT STEPS

  • ​Website: Include descriptive text. Use captions for video possibly upload video to YouTube to use their caption feature. Review colour usage and layout text and font size. Review statements such as "click here". Include links with alternate text. Ensure text to voice is available on all sites. Use SharePoint style tools for headings, pasting as plain text.
  • Provide access to school division devices which support touch, text to voice, and translation tools.
  • Increase the number of projection devices and interactive surfaces in all classrooms.
  • To work toward WCAG 2.0 compliance on the Connect Product website.​
  • Utilize accessibility tools built into the Operating System and existing hardware.​
  • Work with our Occupational and Physio Therapists to improve accessibility to Technology and Applied Arts programs.​​
  • Increase the titles and materials available in our libraries in digital form.​
  • Work with vendors to provide descriptive video resources.

 

Seven Oaks School Division

830 Powers Street,
Winnipeg, MB, R2V 4E7
Fax: (204) 589-2504
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