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Free and Low-Cost Assistive Technology for Teachers and Students

Four Principles of Accessibility

  • Perceivable information and user interface
    • Content is easy for user to see and hear.
    • Different methods of presenting content.
    • Use of Alt Text
    • Use of closed captions. 
  • Operable user interface and navigation
    • Easy to navigate site.
    • Keyboard functionality. 
    • Content does not cause seizures
    • Site is not "time locked" (user is not restricted in the amount of time it takes user to perform a function)
  • Understandable information and user interface
    • Readable text.
    • Users are helped to avoid and correct mistakes
    • Predictable appearance and operation of content.
  • Robust content
    • ‚ÄčContent compatibility with current and future user tools.
    • Reliable interpretation of content.

from W3C Working Group, Accessibility Principles
https://www.w3.org/WAI/fundamentals/accessibility-principles/ 

Who uses Assistive Technology?

  • Sight impaired personsicon of diverse persons, including a person in a wheelchair
  • Hearing impaired persons
  • Mobility impaired persons
  • Learning difference persons, e.g., 
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Dyslexia
  • Culturally diverse populations (ESL)
  • Aging populations
  • General population personal preference

Additional Resources

Visit our Disability Resource Guide and Disability Employment Month Guide for additional information and resources on disabilities and related topics, including State of Florida and Palm Beach County resources

Lauri Rebar