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Accessibility Issues and Web 2.0

I'd thought we were doing well with equal access issues, but recently our Special Education Department teachers have raised several questions about accessibility and new, Web-based tools that are being used in classrooms. Where can I learn more about this? As the web becomes increasingly interactive,
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I'd thought we were doing well with equal access issues, but recently our Special Education Department teachers have raised several questions about accessibility and new, Web-based tools that are being used in classrooms. Where can I learn more about this?

As the web becomes increasingly interactive, educators need to remember that we must figure out ways to make these new tools available to all students. People are thinking about this challenge and looking for solutions. Here are a few sites you might want to visit:

These resources aren't created by educators and they're meant for adult use. But many of the topics being discussed here relate directly to accessibility challenges experienced in classrooms.

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