Accessible Media for Everyone: A Matter of Digital Citizenship
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Presenter: Cynthia Curry, MLTI
Providing instructional media in accessible formats is the right thing to do to make sure that information is available to everyone.
Each person accesses and processes digital information uniquely, whether the format is digital text, audio, video, or virtual simulation. Accessibility means that information is presented in formats that are usable by everyone, including people with disabilities and language learners. Accomplishing accessibility requires an understanding of the multiple and varied ways that people access content in the information age, and responding by developing materials that can be navigated, manipulated, and processed by diverse users. Closed captioning, speech recognition, text to speech, screen readers, and onscreen keyboards enable access for almost all users, and teachers and students alike can demonstrate digital citizenship by creating media that are accessible to people who use these technologies.

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