School's out for summer: how your school can support your community's language needs  School's out for summer: how your school can support your community's language needs

School's out for summer: how your school can support your community's language needs

Posted on: by Andy

As you know the school summer holidays started on Monday (24 July).

Well done to all you teachers – you’ve made it through to another summer!

‘The summer is going to drag’, said no teacher. EVER!

But do you hard-working teachers ever stop thinking about your pupils? Probably not.

So it’s worth remembering now that some children need accessibility tools to access information all the time.

For example, you’d like them to keep reading during the summer holidays, wouldn’t you?

Information for children should be accessible no matter what time of year it is. Nor where they are, what device they are using to learn on or what language they speak.

It’s vital you consider the accessibility needs of your community

Your school needs to think about the accessibility needs that your pupils have.

You also need to think about how you support community members like your pupils' parents, grandparents and other carers.

In communities with a high number of people who don’t speak English as a first language, accessibility software with a translation tool is vital for pupils to learn.

Eight per cent of people who live in the UK don’t speak English as their first language, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics.

And in areas like London the figure is more than twenty per cent, or one in five people.

How Include Me can help your community

Include Me is cloud-based accessibility software that was designed for education.

Schools can use Include Me to equip children with a translation tool that lets them learn in the classroom as well as at home.

And Include Me also supports the language needs of the people in a community who help children learn.

It’s easy to use, easy to teach with and easy to maintain.

It works on any operating system or hardware your school uses and it updates automatically, so you’ll always have the most current version.

Translate your school’s content into 100 languages

 

Include Me’s translation tool lets you translate a website into over 100 languages, many of which also have a native speaking natural voice so that you can have the content read aloud. Documents can also be translated into a number of different languages.

Schools across the country are moving from paper to digital communications (like emails) and Include Me also makes it easier for schools to send parents information they can access.

Try Include Me for free

Do you want to make your school more inclusive for your community? Book your appointment now for a demonstration of how Include Me works and a free trial for your organisation.

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