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K-12 schools and colleges should build accessibility into their specifications for technology, and they should evaluate whether new hardware and software can be used by all students, including those with disabilities, as part of their ed-tech procurement process, the federal Education Department (ED) said May 26.

That recommendation was part of a “Dear Colleague” letter that ED’s Office for Civil Rights issued to elementary and secondary schools and higher-education institutions, along...

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