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Determining the Accessibility of K-12 Digital Materials: Tools for Educators


Journal of Special Education Leadership Volume 29, Number 2, ISSN 1525-1810


This article explores the manner in which teachers and district leaders can further determine whether or not the digital materials they are considering are accessible for all learners--particularly those with disabilities--and appropriate to the accommodations and modifications provided in the brick-and-mortar school environment. The article introduces the issues of how to consider accessibility, discusses tools that have been created to assist in the evaluation of accessible digital materials, and reviews ways in which district leaders and individual classroom teachers can further determine whether digital materials used for blended and fully online learning experiences are appropriate for the learning demands of students, particularly those with disabilities.


Smith, S.J. & Stahl, W. (2016). Determining the Accessibility of K-12 Digital Materials: Tools for Educators. Journal of Special Education Leadership, 29(2), 89-100. Retrieved October 21, 2020 from .

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