Accessibility is a "critical key" when it comes to leveraging technology for all students -- including those with disabilities, according to a new toolkit offering accessibility resources and tips for state and district education leaders.

Accessibility refers to ensuring materials, devices, digital tools and platforms are designed to provide equal educational opportunity for all students, as well as to accommodate the learning needs of students with different abilities, according to the toolkit from CoSN, the American Institutes of Research and the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD).

Digital accessibility improves student learning, improves user experience, expands website visibility, and saves...

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