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Best Practices for Educators & Instructors

Resources for educators and instructors on best practices to ensure the accessibility of self-created educational materials.


Access for all people, including people with disabilities, to web environments.

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PDF (Portable Document Format)

Universal computer file type used to exchange and view documents on any computer with Adobe Acrobat or Foxit Reader software installed.

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Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

Print- and technology-based educational materials designed to be usable across the widest range of individual variability.

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Electronic version of a book.

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Section 504

Prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. Written 504 plan used to guide provision of instructional services.

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W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

Promotes evolution and ensures interoperability of the World Wide Web, producing specifications and reference software for free use around the world.

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Social Media Accessibility Tips

For ISTE 2016, the Inclusive Learning Network created a series of videos highlighting inclusive practices and guidelines for accessible materials. See the entire ISTE 2016 Accessible Educational Materials Playground playlist on YouTube.