Former Rapid City teacher gets probation for hitting disabled boy in the head with ball | Crime & Courts


Shea Lindsey

A former Rapid City special education teacher was sentenced Thursday to probation and community service for repeatedly hitting a 12-year-old boy, who is unable to speak or walk, in the head with a ball.

“We trusted her” and “she broke that trust, just completely smashed it,” the boy’s grandfather said of Shea Lindsey. “We don’t want her teaching again.”

Lindsey, a 26-year-old former middle school teacher, was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and 100 days of community service during the hearing at the Pennington County Court. 

Judge Jane Wipf Pfeifle also ordered Lindsey to pay a $1,000 fine, complete moral reconation therapy, and have no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18 during her probation term. The judge said Lindsey can be sent to jail for up to 180 days if she fails to follow any of the orders.

Lindsey, who was out of

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How Can Colleges Help Disabled Students?

Accessible Video and Audio Solutions for Online Learning

If you have students with vision impairments, it is important to be mindful of adding audio descriptions to videos.

Although Zoom is known for offering accessible hot keys and keyboard shortcuts that can help students navigate settings without using a mouse, its accessibility features are not all-encompassing.

Matthew Janusauskas, the director of technology and consulting services for the American Foundation for the Blind, brings up this common misconception in an AFB blog post: “Our clients may have chosen a good, accessible platform like Zoom, but don’t realize that there’s currently no technical way to render screen-sharing, such as a slideshow presentation, accessibly.”

So how can you tell if you need to add an audio description?

Before showing a video in class, try listening to it without watching it. Does the content still make sense without visuals? If not, you might need to

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