For the 7.3 million students with a disability or developmental delay, digital learning can be tough. Learn how WCAG compliance makes learning easier, clearer, and more accessible for all.
Students can access information with alternative text added to every image and updated colors to meet color contrast standards.
Digital tools are 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 with screen reader-friendly labels.
Any Internet website or web service of a school district, charter school, renaissance school, or the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf shall comply with WCAG 2.1 Level AA.
Ensures that content available on a website or web service of a school district is readily accessible to persons with disabilities & complies with Level AA of the WCAG 2.1 Level AA.
Requires school systems to provide equivalent access to digital tools for students with disabilities and establish a process to evaluate a digital tool prior to purchase.
Check out these free Newsela resources to help ensure your digital learning tools are accessible for all students.
Foster an organizational culture that embraces accessibility.
Ask vendors the right questions to confirm they meet your accessibility goals and compliance needs.
Evaluate your instructional materials using the POUR principles.
Newsela’s Chief Academic Officer shares his thoughts on the future of accessibility in his article, “As Tech in Schools Becomes the Norm, a Holistic Approach to Accessibility Is Critical.”
Newsela is proud to deliver instructional materials that seek to benefit every student, specifically those with disabilities. Our conformance to WCAG 2.1 AA standards reflects our efforts to provide content that is accessible to all learners.