Making learning accessible to all students is an important responsibility for educators. Not only is making learning accessible to all the right thing to do, but it is also the law. Take the time to learn more about these topics by reading articles on the internet or watching videos on accessibility and design. Continue to learn more about assistive technologies as they continue to evolve and, most importantly, work together with students and special education staff to determine student needs.
- [Voiceover] Hopefully this course helped…introduce the concept of making learning…accessible for all students.…My guess is that most educators…have a lot of work to do in order to make…their classes or learning environments…more accessible to all students,…especially when it comes to technology.…As educators, our job is never done…with regards to accessibility.…As the technology and resources continue to evolve,…so will the ways in which we can provide…accommodations and assistive technologies for students.…As a next step, I challenge you to continue…learning more about accessibility.…
A couple excellent courses that I suggest you watch…include: Web Accessibility Principles…by Zoe Gillenwater.…Here she explains a ton of stuff related…to accessibility online, including information…about screen readers, alt tags, and much more.…Another one is Foundations of UX: Accessibility…by Derek Featherstone.…This is a wonderful course that goes over…accessibility, and also talks about…some of the assistive technologies that go along with it.…
- 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