Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone.
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
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.