Distance Learning Resources

  • Accessible Education Materials (AEMs)
    • AEM Center – Accessible Education Materials.  The National Center on Accessible Educational Materials provides resources and technical assistance for parents, educators, students and others.
    • National Emergency Library – They have opened up their collection of millions of titles so that students working from home will have access to content in digital formats. They are suspending waitlists through June 30, 2020, so that students in schools and universities can freely access the materials.
    • Bookshare – Free online access to books for school, work or leisure. For people with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, or other reading barriers. Bookshare is a free online library that provides readers access to over 800,000 ebooks. Bookshare is also providing nearly 10,000 ebooks for students who do not qualify in their specialized formats that anyone can read free. Learn more about how Bookshare is helping students during COVID-19.
    • Learning Ally – A non-profit organization that provides access to curriculum-aligned text books and literature, popular books and more. Their resources include audiobooks as well as educator tools and resources.
  • Public library resources to support continued literacy
    • In Natrona County: Beyond donating books, the library has been offering additional digital services as well, including a Facebook Live story time for children. All of the library’s digital resources are accessible at Natrona County Library.
    • For all Wyoming residents with active library cards: Go to the WYLD Digital Library to access eAudio, eBooks, and eMagazines.
  • Assistive Technology
    • HumanWare: This company is providing free, short-term licenses for the JAWS, Zoomtext, and Fusion products through June 30, 2020. Educational institutions in the United States with up-to-date multi-user licenses of JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion, are qualified. All students, faculty, and staff with an active email address are entitled to receive free home annual licenses for their personally owned equipment. In addition, special licenses have been created to assist students and workers who must remain home during the COVID-19 crisis. A free short-term Home Annual License of JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion (expires June 30, 2020) is available to anyone with a personal email address in the United States and Canada.
  • Orientation & Mobility
    • Virtual Instruction: O&M – Helps students know where they are in their environment and how to get where they want to go safely.

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