Free or inexpensive technology that can be easily utilized by teachers to add layers of access for students with disabilities.
This feature in CEC Today builds on the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) in the selection of materials, with a focus on those programs that support multiple means of representation, engagement or expression for students.
Access in Every Classroom
In the past, accessibility in the classroom has revolved largely around students with disabilities. As Universal Design for Learning has become a part of the vocabulary of education, however, the scope has been broadened. It is now expected that all teachers give multiple ways for students to take in and engage with course content. Add increasingly available technologies that increase productivity for everyone, and keeping up with the changes seems daunting. How can we do it all? Creating a space in every classroom specifically designated as an Access Center is a place to start.
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