Officials: Design technologies with accessibility, assistive features in mind

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® During the White House Disability and Inclusive Technology Summit, stakeholders called on the developer industry to embed universal design into all technologies from the outset, a vision that is supported by the Education Department in hopes of closing accessibility gaps.

ED, in guidance describing how two civil rights laws, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, apply to technology used in schools, has said that developers can help local educational agencies comply with civil rights laws and make apps more beneficial to users when they build accessibility and assistive features into their designs. More …

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