For Policy Makers
Welcome to the Accessible Digital Learning Portal (ADLP). The ADLP features content and tools for students with and without disabilities. The current version of the website focuses on technology based solutions for implementation in both high resource and low-resource environments. This website focuses on technology based solutions for high resource and low-resource environments, both in the classroom and in remote learning settings.
The website content will be updated regularly by community managers and accessibility experts supported by UNICEF and GPE.
We are currently working on expanding the content within the site to include a wider selection of region specific resources and translations into other languages. The site will be regularly updated throughout 2021 based on feedback from the community.
The ADLP is a sister initiative to UNICEF's ongoing Accessible Digital Textbooks Initiative - a multi-country project to address the need for accessible digital learning materials to include all learners. Here you can find additional resources and materials here related specifically to the production and implementation of accessible digital textbooks.
- Read about the initiative and the goals behind the global portal.
- Browse the catalog for a searchable database of accessible content libraries, platforms, tools, authoring applications, mobile applications and assistive technologies in an easy to use interface.
- You can filter the list by who it is for, user needs, type of resource, cost and country.
- Select the “For” filter and choose “Policy makers” to filter resources specifically catered for learners with and without disabilities.
- If you have accessible content or tools to contribute, please use the “Submit to catalog” button.
- If you are unfamiliar with a term or concept, you can click the definition that appears when you filter or refer directly to the glossary.
- Learn about the accessible digital content ecosystem - an analysis of the pipeline from production, distribution, infrastructure to implementation.
- Understanding the ecosystem can help policy makers deploy resources more effectively and strategically.
- Read about models for deploying content in low and middle income countries (LMICs).
- For practical guides designed to help educators make their learning materials accessible, and a toolkit for all the improve accessibility of digital learning materials with a focus on PDF, Word, Powerpoint, ePub and Video accessibility:
- Teachers guide: how to make remote learning accessible;
- Teachers guide: how to make lessons accessible; and
- step-by-step guides for producing accessible digital learning materials in the Accessibility toolkit for digital learning materials.
- Learn about low-cost assistive technology solutions, both hardware and software:
- Assistive technology guide: Low-cost software for learning and
- Assistive technology guide: Low-cost hardware for access.
- For low-tech solutions to support inclusive education, refer to the:
To get further help, assistance, or to make recommendations please use contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will respond to you within 48 hours of receiving a request.