Inclusive & Equitable Learning Strategy:

Provide Options for Accessibility

NOTE: This strategy is part of the self-paced Partner with Learners to Reach Their Full Potential

An equitable and inclusive learning environment is one in which ALL learners have access and challenge within every learning experience. This means that all learners, regardless of their language and ability, will be able to engage meaningfully with the learning experience. Providing options for accessibility can look like adding closed captioning to videos, providing an audio option for readings, ensuring the readability of text based on language needs, providing a translation tool and checking that visual and written content is accessible by ensuring color contrast, clear headings and other organizational tools.

Bright Spots

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Kami, a technology platform for education, provides a myriad of accessibility tools such as dark mode, voice typing, text-to-audio, closed captioning and more.


Newsela is a tool that offers a variety of levels of the same reading for learners and also has features that allow learners to listen to what they are reading.


Providing physical manipulatives is a way to support learners in representing their knowledge in more than just a written or verbal way.

Device Accessibility Settings

Most devices, including chromebooks, have accessibility features built in that learners can leverage while using the internet and apps.

Written and Verbal Instructions

Provide written instructions or reminders in addition to verbal instructions.


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Associated Learner-Centered Competencies:

Design for equitable access:
I design learning experiences that are flexible and ensure that all learners are able to equitably access, engage with, and share their learning.

Provide Voice and Choice:
I design learning experiences that offer flexibility in process, product and/or pace.