By Tracy Gray and Alise Crossland What is Digital Accessibility? A growing number of teachers, administrators and policymakers recognize that digital accessibility is essential in their efforts to provide equal educational opportunity for all students, particularly those with disabilities. The concept of digital accessibility includes the design of materials (e.g., curricula, tests and resources), hardware […]
A former superintendent shares his model for creating a school environment that serves all students. By Greg Firn Stepping back from of my current role as chief operating officer at RoboKind LLC to my former career as a superintendent of schools with 35 years in public education, I’d like to offer a few thoughts and […]
By Cheryl Spittler “The one argument for accessibility that doesn’t get made nearly often enough is how extraordinarily better it makes some people’s lives. How many opportunities do we have to dramatically improve people’s lives just by doing our job a little better?” ― Steve Krug In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson enacted the Elementary […]
When a San Diego nonprofit added adult education to its after-school program, its first step was to offer 24/7 access via a mobile app. By Vinod Lobo Helping refugees learn English and math presents unique challenges. The learners may not be literate in any language, and they may not have access to computers, home […]
We need to stop waiting for data and ideas from above, and at least plant some seeds so the organic process can have a chance to grow.
To help students transition to higher level thinking and increased engagement, high-quality digital content needs to be expertly curated.