Accessibility Matters! Designing Materials for All Learners

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Adrianne Rose  
See how to engage all learners with a variety of accessibility tools, tips and tricks. You will learn why accessibility is a must in today's classrooms, explore apps and websites to use for accessible resources and hear about what to keep in mind when developing classroom materials.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: NA - Come as you are - We will explore together.
Topic: Assistive & adaptive technologies
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to expand educators understanding of accessible classrooms. With the exponential increase of online materials being provided to students, it is crucial for us to provide training to educators on information and tools to make their environment (especially online environment!) more inclusive. This session will cover document formatting for accessibility such as PDF/E-Reader and OCR tools, awareness on hyperlinks, choose fonts and design slide for visual accessibility needs. Resources will also be provided for closed captioning and tools for captioned translations. During the conversations I am having with attendees I will ask them to evaluate their classroom and the direct changes they might be able to make in order to increase accessibility in their environment. Learner success will be evaluated when attendees walk away with the understanding of how to transform one of their lessons or resources with increased accessibility awareness.

Supporting research

Dive Into UDL - Kendra Grant and Luis Perez (ISTE BOOK)

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Adrianne Rose, Godfrey-Lee Public Schools
ISTE Certified Educator