Comprehensive Approaches to Literacy and Technology

Literacy has long been recognized for its role in positive academic, employment, and health outcomes. As we collectively increase our use of remote learning, social media, and text-based forms of communication, the need for literacy in day-to-day interactions becomes increasingly clear. Unfortunately, many persons with disabilities struggle to comprehend or produce written language, which negatively impacts participation today and outcomes for tomorrow and beyond. This keynote will focus on the use of comprehensive literacy instruction paired with technologies that are best suited to learning and use goals to maximize participation and outcomes for all learners.    

Photo Karen Erickson

Karen Erickson, PhD

Professor, Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences
Director, Center for Literacy & Disability Studies
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill