May 21 2020

CoSN2020: Rethinking Accessibility in K–12 Education

The recent shift to remote learning has shined a light on the importance of making digital content accessible for all students. And no matter what schools look like when they reopen in the fall, digital accessibility should be non-negotiable. 

At CoSN2020, Marialice Curran, the founder of the Digital Citizenship Institute, explained why digital accessibility — and representation — should be top of mind for all school leaders and educators, and how they can ensure it.

Be sure to check out the rest of our CoSN2020 coverage here


    Marialice Curran, Founder, Digital Citizenship Institute

Video Highlights

  • When it comes to making remote or blended learning more accessible, school leaders should not only prioritize distributing devices and delivering Wi-Fi. Making sure students with disabilities and other unique learning needs can access content online is also a key part of that.
  • The unexpected shift to remote learning gave schools the opportunity to refocus their goals around digital accessibility.
  • Bringing accessibility to the forefront and making the right decisions about it require adding diverse voices to the conversation.