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New video series promotes accessible technology in education

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has recently released a 20-part video series about digital access in education.

The videos are short in length and cover a variety of topics on digital access. Viewers can learn more about how people with disabilities use technology and what federal regulations are applicable. Important information on ways to identify and remediate any barriers to access is also available through this video series.

Individual topics for the series are: 

  • An Introduction to Digital Accessibility
  • Digital Accessibility: Three Points About the Law
  • How Some People with Disabilities Use Technology
  • Recommended Practices & Tips for Digital Accessibility
  • Vendors and Partnerships
  • Creating an Organizational Culture that Embraces Accessibility
  • The Importance of Manual Testing for Digital Accessibility
  • Keyboard Access and Visual Focus Indicators
  • Testing When the Screen is Magnified
  • Logical Reading Order
  • Alternative Text
  • Fillable Forms
  • Buttons and Form Controls
  • Use of Color Alone to Convey Information
  • Color Contrast
  • Links
  • Tables
  • Heading Structure
  • Video Captioning
  • Reporting and Responding to Digital Barriers for People with Disabilities

Administrators, educators, IT staff and other personnel are encouraged to review these video resources to help ensure technology in Iowa’s schools is accessible. There is no cost to view the video series.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 18, 2022 at 9:57pm.