The uptake and utilization of online digital platforms for capacity building and learning is increasing as they offer many important advantages. This includes the fact they are often peer facilitated, which provides the community-based benefits of avoiding traditional hierarchical/top-down learning models.
Tech companies often see accessibility as a compliance issue. At Adobe, it’s a fundamental part of good design.
Online courses can be very accommodating to students with a wide range of accessibility needs. What’s even better is that making these adjustments will help all of your students, not just students who require accommodations.
Helping all bright horizon students regain their fun
High-tech instructional materials are gaining popularity with instructors, but they can be problematic for students with disabilities. Colleges and publishers say there’s no easy fix.
UDL is about understanding that every learner has inherent variability in how they learn, what motivates them to learn, and how they process and synthesize their learning.
“Our very strong hope is that readers of this report will take away the urgent, pressing need for addressing civil rights and nondiscrimination with respect to the imposition of discipline in schools, and a recognition that students of color with disabilities are especially vulnerable.”
The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL ran an architecture and design workshop for people with visual impairments this summer.
In recent years, the fashion industry has made attempts to address the lack of fashionable and functional products for disabled people, a traditionally under-served community, with adaptive designs such as magnetic closures and easy-to-zip pieces.
One of Google’s main objectives over the course of the past few months has been to add a lot of features that are supposed to make its suite of applications as well as their numerous functions more accessible to people with disabilities.