A weekly half hour chat focused on improving access to education for PK-12 students through the use of Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Assistive Technology (AT).
A1: The law stands behind accessibility (IDEA, Title II of the ADA & Sections 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act). Many complaints have been filed & accessibility has been enforced around the U.S. https://t.co/kMZ05EYEIx#PatinsIcam
A3: School websites need to be accessible for everyone. Even if your school does not receive federal aid, under Section 504, 508 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, online services and programs must be fully accessible.
A6: There sure are! The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 https://t.co/O3zsyjmMPb are referenced in many of the complaint resolutions. They have been adopted by many countries around the world as well #PatinsIcam
A8: Think about everyone who adds content to your site and organize training for them. Starting with content that students are regularly asked to access for coursework should be prioritized. #PatinsIcam
A8: It was a reality check when I learned that when providing links to other websites within your website, THOSE websites need to be accessible as well. I was almost embarrassed 4 not realizing that important piece. #PatinsIcam
A9: I am hopeful that #GoOpen#OER & accessibility will go hand in hand one day #PatinsIcam Such a huge open door for T creativity & personal design 4 Ss when using OER...makes my heart heavy thinking there are no accessibility guidelines/laws YET