Events

Accessibility of Instructional Materials in a Digital Age

On June 5 at 2pm ET, SETDA will host a webinar for the public release of the policy brief, The Accessibility of Learning Content for All Students, Including Students with Disabilities, Must be Addressed in the Shift to Digital Instructional Materials. The webinar will explore important considerations and strategies regarding the accessibility of digital content for all students, including students with disabilities. Presenters will discuss open educational resources, the Universal Design for Learning Framework, and federal law requirements regarding accessibility of instructional materials. The session will provide recommendations for effectively managing the increased use of digital content to enhance the educational experiences of all students. There will an opportunity for state and district leaders to ask questions and share examples of their own approaches to ensuring accessibility in digital content.

This webinar is free and open to all interested parties. Please register and share the registration RSVP:

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Webinar coordinates will be distributed based on information provided in your RSVP.

News

Accessible New York? John Robinson on Huffington Post

From John Robinson, via Huffington Post… “Mayor Bloomberg, I applaud your efforts to make New York a better city. I ask you to take a look at a new area — accessibility. If you need help, I am in your debt. Literally.

Last week, I was a tourist in New York City. I carried no gun and did not buy an over-sized soda. I did break the law.

My crime? Being 3 feet 9 inches tall.”

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