Remember Accessibility Requirements For All Students Learning

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education released a webinar on ensuring web accessibility for students with disabilities for schools utilizing online learning during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

In addition, OCR published a fact sheet, Address the Risks of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students, for education leaders on how to protect students' civil rights as school leaders take steps to keep students safe and secure. These resources will assist education leaders in making distance learning accessible to students with disabilities and in preventing discrimination during this Administration-wide response effort.

National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind has also provided  guidance about responses to COVID-19 and not creating accessibility barriers for everyone learning.

CAST CAST is a nationally recognized organization that is helping K-12, higher ed, organizations and others move learning to online and at-home settings using best practices in accessible educational materials (AEM) and Universal Design for Learning.  CAST's UDL on Campus website provides a wealth of resources for higher education's efforts for accessible and UDL instruction. 

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based set of principles to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all. Now endorsed by federal policy and that of many states and districts, UDL informs all of our work in educational research and design, professional learning, workforce development, and publishing.

CAST Online Lesson Planning: Accessible and inclusive — designed for ALL from the start.