Students of all abilities should have equal access to digital resources
As school districts move toward a digital transition and attempt to create content repositories, ensuring that the digital content is accessible for students of all abilities is especially important.
A new policy brief from the State Education Technology Directors Association, “The Accessibility of Learning Content for All Students, Including Students with Disabilities,” notes that “digital learning materials…can improve the classroom experience for all students, and they may hold particular promise for students with disabilities.”
The brief explores, at length, open educational resources and their various licenses, the Universal Design for Learning framework, and legal rights and policies for students with disabilities.
It also outlines six recommendations when it comes to accessible digital content.
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