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Resources on issues of accessibility and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) takes place around the world on the third Thursday of May every year. The day is a chance to spread awareness about how people with disabilities use technology. Many people who design or fund technology want to make it accessible. However, these people are often unaware about what makes technology accessible. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, community organizations host events to help people learn more about technology accessibility.


Guiding Information Processing and Visualization in Universal Design for Learning

Guiding information processing and visualization is a universal design for learning (UDL) guideline that supports multiple means of representation. The UDL guidelines were developed by an organization called CAST. This article will explore how teachers and other educators can help a variety of learners remember and organize information.

Guiding information processing and visualization in Universal Design for Learning

Guiding information processing and visualization means helping learners acquire skills for processing or organizing the information they are studying. For instance, learners should know how to organize information in different ways, including:


Highlighting Patterns, Critical Features, Big Ideas, and Relationships in Universal Design for Learning

Highlighting patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships is a universal design for learning (UDL) guideline that supports multiple means of representation. The UDL guidelines were developed by an organization called CAST. This article will explore how teachers and other educators can help a variety of learners recognize crucial concepts.


Activating or Supplying Background Knowledge in Universal Design for Learning

Activating or supplying background knowledge is a universal design for learning (UDL) guideline that supports multiple means of representation. The UDL guidelines were developed by an organization called CAST. This article will explore how teachers and other educators can provide learners with the background knowledge they need.


Illustrating through Multiple Media in Universal Design for Learning

Illustrating through multiple media is a universal design for learning (UDL) guideline that supports multiple means of representation. The UDL guidelines were developed by an organization called CAST. This article will explore how teachers and other educators can use different types of media to support a variety of learners.

Illustrating through multiple media in Universal Design for Learning

Illustrating through multiple media means presenting textual information in other ways, such as: