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Solar panels, windmills, and public trash compactors are expensive, but is it even more costly to the environment to do without these green technologies?
Guidance and sample language for agencies looking to include accessibility requirements and/or guidance in communications with publishers and developers of digital materials and technologies.
This Lesson was created to use in conjunction with materials in Clusive [https://clusive.cast.org], a free, online learning environment that makes materials flexible and accessible. The Lesson is designed for students in grades 6-8, and targets ELA standards as well as SEL skills of self-awareness and learner agency. As you use this lesson, students will be guided to recognize, understand, and apply key elements of a mystery story, tools that they can use to build learner agency, self-awareness, and comprehension
What makes a revolution possible? Values, beliefs, grievances, and solutions formed a potent mixture that made the American Revolution happen. In this lesson, students use a variety of materials to learn about the making of the Declaration of Independence. The lesson culminates in students recreating the Declaration in their own words, or making their own personal declaration of independence.This Lesson Plan was created to use in conjunction with materials in Clusive [https://clusive.cast.org], a free, online learning environment that makes materials flexible and accessible.
This Lesson Plan Template was created to use in conjunction with materials in Clusive [https://clusive.cast.org], a free, online learning environment that makes materials flexible and accessible. The Lesson Plan Template is designed for teachers to build lessons for students in grades 4-12.
This Lesson was created to use in conjunction with materials in Clusive [https://clusive.cast.org], a free, online learning environment that makes materials flexible and accessible. The Lesson is designed to engage and support middle school teachers and their students to evaluate Tom Sawyer as one of a long-line of trickster characters in world literature.
Explanation of what "accessible" means, and how it differs from terms such as assistive technology and accommodations.
This page is meant to be an entry point into the creation of accessible content with familiar tools such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
Learn how to make your posts on a number of social media platforms more accessible by including alternative text for images, properly using hashtags to make your posts searchable and more.
Overview of OER with a demonstraton of how to create accessible OER with Open Author and the introduction of a protocol for the curation of accessible OER.
Practical tips for implementing the four principles of accessibility that are the foundation for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Checklist of best practices for creating accessible resources.The Accessibility Checklist is adapted from BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit, CC-BY 4.0 International License.
Self-paced module on the creation of accessible documents and presentations.
Self-paced module on the selection, use and creation of videos with high-quality captions that support access and learning for everyone.
Information and video tutorials to help teachers and students take advantage of built-in features, apps and extensions on a variety of devices to support a personalized and accessible reading experience for everyone.
The availability of high-quality OER plays an important role in addressing equity issues in education. For its full potential to be realized for every learner, however, OER must be more than openly licensed at a reasonable cost. They must also be usable across the variability learners bring to any learning environment. For this to be the case, OER must be designed according to accessibility best practices that ensure they will work with the assistive technologies many learners use to access the curriculum. The goal of the Protocol for Curating Accessible OER is to provide detailed yet easy to implement techniques for evaluating the accessibility of OER developed with Open Author.