Digital access refers to someone's ability to access technology. In the digital age, we often take for granted that everyone can communicate via smart phone or that everyone has access to the internet. This isn't the case. Not everyone has equal access to this technology. As an educator, you need to take this into consideration and find a way to provide accessible learning opportunities to all students.
- [Voiceover] In this video, we'll take a look…at how digital access can have an impact…on a student's ability to access learning resources.…Let's first define digital access.…The concept of digital access refers…to an individual's level of electronic participation.…This could refer to a number of things,…including whether a student has access…to devices like smartphones, tablets, computers or others.…Whether they have access to the internet,…whether it's through Wi-Fi or a mobile connection.…Or whether they have access to different tools,…such as software, apps, accessories or others.…
Now we're in the digital age and the amount of technology…that's used in everyday life continues to increase.…But when we're providing learning,…we must consider the fact that not everyone…will have the same level of digital access.…So, how does this impact you?…Let's take a look at a few issues, or predicaments,…that can arise due to a lack of digital access.…First, you assign the class an assignment, in which…they need to read a couple articles on the internet.…
- What is accessible learning?
- Accommodating different needs, from vision impairments to lack of digital access
- Adapting presentations, responses, and timing
- Using an LMS to make learning more accessible
- Adding alt text to images
- Adding closed captioning to videos