From Google Blog:
The massive shift towards distance learning presents many challenges for students, educators and guardians alike. But supporting students who have disabilities or require a hands-on approach in the classroom is an even greater challenge. Educators around the world are putting in long days to find creative ways to support all students in this new setting, especially students with disabilities. Here are some tips on using accessibility features to support all learners.
To help students stay organized and get work done
Distance learning has made it tougher for all students to pay attention and manage their time, and this can be especially hard for students with executive functioning challenges. These tools can hopefully help.
Use Calendar reminders to help students remember deadlines, and view due dates in the class Calendar in Google Classroom.
Encourage students to organize their assignments in Google Classroom or Google Keep, or in Google Drive.
Suggest students use Chromebooks in full-screen mode when working on assignments to minimize distractions.
Students can use Virtual Desks on Chromebooks or the Dualless Chrome extension for students who may benefit from seeing multiple Chrome windows on a single Chromebook monitor. For example, students can view a video lesson on one side of the screen, and a written assignment on the other side.
To help students manage their time, use the Stopwatch & Timer Chrome extension to create large on-screen timers.
Break up lessons into shorter parts, which can be beneficial for students with attention challenges.
Instead of doing video calls with the whole class, consider breaking the class into smaller groups, where each group meets one or two times per week. Prioritize 1:1 video calls for students who need it most.
For students used to working alongside teaching aides in class, you can create a Google Doc in which students can ask questions and get help in real time from their tutors, family members or support staff.