2018 SXSW EDU Conference Presentation - Call to Action: Closing the Digital Accessibility Gap

Presentation Overview

Our students are living in a time of innovation that is transforming how they learn, play, work, and interact with the world. But transformative change cannot be exclusionary; as educators embrace innovation they must ensure new technologies are accessible. In this summit you will learn requirements for digital accessibility, explore accessible and universally designed edtech tools, and leave with strategies you can use to facilitate inclusive innovation and transformative technology for all.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain legal requirements and best practices for accessible digital materials as well as your role in ensuring digital accessibility.

  2. Explore accessibility features and UDL strategies in mainstream technology and understand what to look for when selecting new technologies.

  3. Develop digital accessibility action steps to carry the learning beyond the conference.