Whether education takes place online or on campus, it's essential to ensure that classrooms are inclusive. One way school districts can lead that effort is by evaluating the technology platforms they use.
However, this work is not just for technology departments to manage alone. It's essential for curriculum and instruction departments, as well as school leaders and educators, to partner with technical staff. By conducting accessibility checks, they can ensure platforms and resources used for online learning are safe and accessible.
This downloadable checklist offers tips for school leaders, technology teams and other educators to better serve students with disabilities and other special needs in virtual environments. Print it out, share it with your colleagues and help shift the district lens to thinking about special education first.