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The Accessible Digital Learning Portal is a hub for technology focused information, content, tools, products and resources that support disability-inclusive education in remote and classroom settings. This site provides resources for the production, distribution and implementation of accessible digital content and tools in high and low-resource environments and provides solutions that address user needs to support Universal Design for Learning for all learners.

The Accessible Digital Learning Portal contains a catalog of accessible digital content and tools to support inclusive education, and informational resources on how to produce, distribute and implement accessible digital content and tools in education contexts globally.

 

Who is this for?

The site is designed to support inclusive education stakeholders including governmental organizations, policy makers, publishers, schools, educators, parents and learners with and without disabilities.

 

The objectives

These resources are provided in an effort to strengthen the accessible digital learning ecosystem through increasing:

  • the production of content in accessible formats,
  • the distribution of accessible content through platforms and channels,
  • the adoption of assistive technologies and accessible content in education contexts.

For more information on the accessible digital learning ecosystem visit: Ecosystem

The site includes implementation examples of the utilization of accessible resources to support education and a catalog of content and tools, including products and services designed specifically for users with a disability and mainstream products and services that facilitate learning for all, including those with disabilities.

The Accessible Digital Learning Portal was developed by UNICEF with funding from the Global Partnership for Education.

For questions and comments, please contact us at hello@accessibledigitallearning.org

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Accessibility toolkit for digital learning materials

Step-by-step guides for producing accessible digital learning materials: WORD, PDF, Powerpoint, ePub and Video.

  • WORD
  • Accessibility
  • Screen-reader compatibility
  • Video
  • PDF
  • ePub
  • Powerpoint
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Teacher's guide: How to make remote learning accessible

In this article we explore video conferencing accessibility techniques and digital communication tools that can help teachers contribute to an inclusive remote learning experience.

  • Teachers
  • Remote learning
  • Accessibility
  • Video conferencing
  • Messaging
  • Digital communication
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Teacher's guide: How to make learning materials accessible

A guide for teachers on how to make their lessons more inclusive by improving the accessibility of learning materials.

  • Accessibility
  • Teachers
  • Lessons
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Inclusive education: Resources catalog

Teaching and learning resources for professionals and parents working with children with disabilities. A compliment to the catalog on this site with a broader range of low-tech resources to support inclusive education.

  • Low-tech
  • Inclusive Education
  • Parents
  • Professionals
  • Resources
  • Teachers
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Inclusive education: Practical guide for blended/remote learning

A practical guide for school directors, teachers and professionals addressing blended/remote learning for children with disabilities.

  • Teachers
  • Inclusive education
  • Remote learning
  • Blended learning
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Implementation examples

Examples of accessible digital content and tools being used to promote inclusion. The focus of the examples is low cost solutions being used primarily in LMICs (low and middle-income countries).

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Accessible digital textbooks initiative

Making digital textbooks affordable, available and accessible to all learners including students with disabilities.

  • eBooks
  • accessible formats
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Ecosystem of accessible digital content and tools

An examination of the components that make up the accessible digital learning ecosystem; production, distribution, infrastructure, and implementation.

  • guidance
  • accessibility
  • distribution
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Models for deploying content in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)

A technical exploration of the content delivery mechanisms that can be employed to overcome low-connectivity challenges in LMICs (low and middle-income countries).

  • guidance
  • LMICs
  • offline
  • low-resource
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Assistive technology guide: Low cost hardware for access

This article details how low-cost hardware adaptations and customisations can make computers, tablets, and other devices easier for people with disabilities to use.

  • Assistive technology
  • Hardware
  • Low-cost
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Assistive technology guide: Low cost software for learning

In this document, we review free and low-cost software that can improve learning for students with a range of different needs. For each disability, we discuss how software can help and link to a solution from the catalog.

  • Assistive technology
  • Software
  • Low-cost