Making School Safety Alerts Accessible to All

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Saline Area Schools in Michigan has many students with special needs as well as students enrolled in adult education and life-skills programs. The district recently updated safety alerts district-wide to ensure important announcements about school lockdowns or tornado warnings, which are common in the region, are effectively communicated to all students, no matter their auditory and visual needs.

“We needed to make sure that we had something that could reach everybody under all circumstances,” says Jay Grossman, the district’s director of technology. To do that required addressing diverse student needs with effective technology and communication.

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