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Defining the Term “Accessible”



In this video of the AEM Takeaways series, you will build an understanding of what accessibility is and why it is important to have a common understanding of accessibility, especially when working with students with disabilities who require accessible materials and technologies. People often interchange the word accessible with terms like “available,” or “easily located.” Hear from voices in the field as they address the importance of accessibility and having a common understanding.

Key Takeaways

  • Accessible is not to be confused or used interchangeably with other terms such as available, free and open, accommodations, etc.
  • Accessibility requires a narrow focus on individuals with disabilities
  • Accessibility is shaped by what we need to do, our interactions with the environment and personal preferences
  • Accessibility is individualized

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