Did You Know?
Words matter. We teach our children to choose their words carefully. The same holds true when considering accessibility.
For Your Consideration
When creating materials with accessibility in mind, think about who your intended audience might be. Remember, many people who will access your materials may not be familiar with technical terms or acronyms that are standard language in your profession. Taking the time to simplify your language can clarify your message and prevent the need for your audience to use a dictionary to read and understand your content.
Tip of the Month
Make sure that the full form always accompanies an acronym the first time you use it in your document. Include definitions with challenging words and technical terms. Remember, the goal is for people to find your resources helpful and understandable. That is not normally accomplished through the use of sesquipedalian technical terms!
Accessible Materials Made Right (AMMR)
Accessible Materials Made Right is designed for Intermediate School District personnel responsible for providing training on the creation and remediation of accessible materials on publicly facing websites. The two-day workshop helps answer questions and equip participants with the skills and understanding needed to train others to create accessible materials.
UDL Critical Elements
Alt+Shift, with collaborative partners, has identified four critical elements intended to serve as a foundation for implementation and further research.
AEM Book Request Form