Instituto ABCD shares knowledge about learning disabilities across Brazil and reaches every student with Brightspace
D2L, a global learning technology leader, announces that Instituto ABCD (ABCD Institute) (iABCD) has selected its Brightspace learning management system (LMS) to provide online courses to instructors and approximately 2,000 students across Brazil this year.
Founded in 2009, iABCD is dedicated to generating, promoting and disseminating projects that have a positive impact on the lives of Brazilians with dyslexia and other learning disorders. The Institute required a platform that they could manage easily. They were pleased to learn that D2L’s Brightspace was cloud-based, provided strong support for their accessibility needs, and that the company was mission-aligned in terms of how it strives to meet every student’s unique learning needs.
“Our main training program, Todos Aprendem (Everyone Learns), trains teachers on identifying different learning profiles, promoting early detection of learning difficulties, and supporting students that are challenged with dyslexia,” said Juliana Amorina, Technical Director of iABCD. “D2L’s Brightspace will enable us to reach every student and meet their needs with fully accessible courseware for online and blended courses.”
D2L has helped transform and modernize learning for people all over the world, leading the charge in making learning accessible to all. D2L’s Brightspace was the first LMS to be accepted to the National Federation of the Blind’s (NFB) new Strategic Nonvisual Access Partnership (SNAP) program, the first partner after Target Corporation.
“Accessibility is a core design principle for D2L and we strive to reach every student,” said Juan Lucca, D2L’s VP Sales in Latin America. “The company was established to remove barriers to learning, so we build technology in a way that it empowers every student.”
iABCD plans to provide content through Brightspace with the possibility of offline access. This will make it easier for remote regions of the country to access the course with any mobile device.
ABOUT INSTITUTO ABCD
Instituto ABCD is an organization that contributes to an inclusive and fair society through the creation, systematization, and dissemination of knowledge, especially dyslexia. Through network mobilization and professional training, the institute helps Brazilians with this condition have access to services so they can learn and become contributing members in society. http://www.institutoabcd.org.br/
D2L’s Brightspace is a learning management system (LMS) that helps schools and businesses deliver personalized learning experiences to people anywhere in the world. Created for the digital learner, Brightspace is a cloud-based LMS that runs on mobile devices and offers rich multimedia support to help increase engagement, productivity, and knowledge retention. It also includes analytics reports that track and deliver insights about the performance levels of departments, courses, or individuals. Most importantly, the platform makes it easier to design courses, create content, and grade assignments so that instructors have more time to focus on what really matters: teaching and learning.
D2L is the software leader that makes learning experiences better. The company’s cloud-based platform, Brightspace, is easy to use, flexible, and smart. It helps organizations reach every learner by personalizing their experience. D2L is also a world leader in learning analytics: Brightspace predicts learner performance so that organizations can take action in real-time to keep them on track. The platform is used by customers in higher education, K-12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore. www.D2L.com
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