Digital Accessibility Toolkit: What Education Leaders Need to Know

Author: 
American Institutes for Research; Center on Technology & Disability
Year: 
2017

Accessibility is essential for leveraging technology and providing educational opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities and English language learners. The toolkit offers resources, tips, and information for state and district leaders that can provide guidance on how to ensure accessibility is part of the educational equation. The goal is to support leaders in being proactive instead of reactive. The four sections of the toolkit define accessibility and share why this effort is important today, identify the legal requirements for digital accessibility, describe the benefits of digital accessibility, and explain the procurement of accessible technology.

Find the Toolkit's supplementary infographics here: Getting Started with Accessibility and 5 Things to Know About Your Role in Ensuring Accessibility

Developed by the American Institutes for Research for the Center on Technology and Disability in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). 

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Type: 
Article
School-wide Tech Implementation: 
Leadership Teams
Technology Access and Support
Supporting Struggling Students: 
Personalization
Assistive Technology
Universal Design for Learning

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