Digital Accessibility Resources to Empower All Learners

Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone.

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Technology is not just a tool. It can give learners a voice that they may not have had before.

One of the first times I heard George Couros speak he said, “Technology is not just a tool. It can give learners a voice that they may not have had before.” The statement resonated with me to such a degree that I have it on a poster in my office. I’ve seen countless examples of how technology can level the playing field for all students. It’s always great to see the reaction of students when they learn about assistive technologies that are already built into the devices they use. While software and hardware producers continue to increase their focus on accessibility, teacher awareness of accessibility is key.

In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), I’m sharing a few accessibility resources to help others empower all learners.

Nick’s Picks for Digital Accessibility

A few accessibility/assistive technology posts from my archives.

Accessibility Features and Assistive Technology Resources

Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone.

Learn More About Accessibility and Assistive Technology

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Several great resources. Join the consortium for free and don’t miss the AC&E Online Journal.

National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

Check out AEM Basics where “you will learn about what accessible materials and technologies are, who needs them, and why you should provide them.”

Assistive Technology Industry Association

Explore the AT Resources tab to learn about “products, equipment, and systems that enhance learning, working, and daily living for persons with disabilities.”

More Accessibility Resources

What are your favorite accessibility/assistive technology resources? Please share them in the comments below or on Twitter.


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