Rushing to create online curriculum and activities? That content must be made accessible. If you are taking screenshots or pictures of documents that you share or post online, it's probably not accessible. At this point, you should assume that the documents you create will end up on the device of a person with a disability.
There's a lot of support to ensure they access it!
In NYC, The Office of Digital Inclusion & The Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities are partnering to support schools with this work.
Here are some classes and resources for educators:
- Encourage staff to attend an upcoming online session
*Inclusive classroom, ELLs, creating inclusive content and more!
*NYC DOE staff can take Siteimprove Academy Digital Accessibility classes and receive a free license, worth $250
- Visit the Digital Accessibility page
- Read the guide on making accessible documents from the Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities
- Read the guide on creating accessible slide decks from the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
- Join our Digital Inclusion Community (for NYC staff)
Innovative educators understand the importance of including all learners and their families in the content we create—and they help others do the same.
cross posted at The Innovative Educator
Lisa Nielsen (@InnovativeEdu) has worked as a public-school educator and administrator since 1997. She is a prolific writer best known for her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator. Nielsen is the author of several booksand her writing has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, Tech&Learning, and T.H.E. Journal.