Inclusive digital teaching
Equal access to education is a right for everyone. While making content comply with the accessibility standards could be a kind of systematic, providing accessible and inclusive education is not. Involved people should be aware of the accessibility barriers, know how people with disabilities study and the most effective techniques to provide inclusive education.
Those who know what they need to improve in order to teach inclusively can find in the following sections specific useful resources.
- Student needs. Disabilities, needs assessment, student support plan.
- Implement inclusive online teaching. Delivery infrastructure, inclusive teaching guidelines and best practices.
- Inclusive digital educational material. Assistive technologies, accessible educational material of different types.
Student support service
Higher education institutions and student support professionals face similar challenges from the organisational perspective. Since those are not limited to inclusive teaching, below there are resources that may help to implement robust inclusive digital distance education.
- Learning Management Systems.
- Legislation. National and institutional policy.
- Check the accessibility of the educational material.
- Test and exams.
Quick start guide...
Due to the wide diversity of the abilities of learners, regulations and educational context, members of the educational sector, teachers firstly should get help contacting their closest organisations that support disabled people. Some of them are:
- Student support centre at their HEI.
- Local (national, regional) official organisations working for the inclusion of disabled people.
- Training centres.
- Experienced peers and experts on accessibility and inclusion.
Visit “Getting help” section to find out more.
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