Saturday, December 3, 2016

Groups Issue Guidance on Making Digital Learning Accessible to All - Dian Schaffhauser, THE Journal

Two organizations have put together a 20-page guide to help steer state and district education leaders toward thinking about how to embed accessibility into their decision-making. The "Digital Accessibility Toolkit" was published by the Consortium on School Networking (CoSN) and the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD). While accessibility encompasses three specific groups of learners — those with disabilities, English language learners and students from under-resourced communities — the upshot of choosing accessible products is that all students actually benefit, the report stated. Universal design for learning (UDL), also known as "born accessible" or "inclusive design," "seeks to level the playing field for all students" in three ways.

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