Digital Accessibility: How Schools and Teachers Can Support Students with Disabilities in Remote Learning

The rapid shift to remote teaching and learning necessitated by the global coronavirus pandemic exposed areas of significant need in schools and districts. Specifically, it has underscored previously unknown or poorly understood gaps in equity, access, tools, and infrastructure in schools and districts nationwide. Educators had to accelerate technology implementation plans and professional development to move their curriculum online, while simultaneously building educator and family capacity to use technology. Of equal importance was the need to ensure that students with disabilities and English learners had the supports necessary to work remotely from home.

 

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