Every student deserves to have access to instructional content that excites, empowers, and unlocks their potential.
Content should be differentiated so every learner can access the texts no matter their reading level
Digital platforms used for instruction classroom should be WCAG AA compliant to support students with disabilities
Instructional resources should be available on and offline, on web, mobile, or paper, so students can access content anywhere
Content should include diverse perspectives so students can see themselves and their communities reflected in the texts
“The ease of use for my special education students and the range of reading level for high interest topics has been a lifesaver.”
"I had some students who had less reliable computer access or were not able to engage with online teaching. Being able to download and print the articles with questions for them to use was invaluable."
Students can access the information on Newsela with alternative text added to every image and updated colors to meet color contrast standards.
Newsela is fully operable from a keyboard, ensuring every student can navigate the information on the site.
Students can understand the information on the site with consistent elements and simple language.
Students are able to use assistive technology to access content on Newsela with screen reader-friendly labels.
Students can select the Read Aloud icon and follow along with highlighted text online or with the app. Audio versions available on both English and Spanish texts provide students with additional scaffolds to help them access the materials.