Friday, April 1st, 1:00-2:00pm ET
In the last two years there has been a resurgence for a call to action, prompted by the pandemic and recent civil rights movement, for true equity in educational and assistive technology and internet access. Important topics like access, accessibility, content, and representation need to be examined in order to create a truly inclusive educational and assistive technology environment where all students can:
- access all content
- find themselves reflected in the content
- find their experiences/ culture/ history/ identity honored.
We will highlight personal stories from our own diverse experiences, cultures, identities and professional backgrounds and open the discussion to participants to share successes and actions still needed to be taken to design a more equitable edtech environment in their districts. Using the UDL guidelines, participants will collaborate to create a document of action steps to bring back to their schools/districts to start or continue the charge for necessary change.