May 16, 2019

GAAD Series - #a11y in Education

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day! To celebrate this occasion, Grant Wood AEA has hosted a series of blog posts on accessibility to support GAAD's purpose of getting people talking about designing online content and interactions that are accessible to a broad range of abilities. For those that missed it, here's a quick run-down of the series:


Thursday, May 9, 2019 - Introduction to GAAD

This post introduced readers to Global Accessibility Awareness Day and how web accessibility is defined in the K-12 classroom.


Monday, May 13, 2019 - It's As Easy As A-B-C

No, we're not learning to read! This post introduced readers to Grant Wood Area Education Agencies work to support employees to 'design with integrity' by ensuring Accessibility, Branding and Content.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Designing with P-O-U-R

This post introduced readers to the Web Content Accessibility Standards and the acronym P-O-U-R.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Let's Get Social!

Social media accessibility is essential in our world today. This post focused on some tips to create accessible social media.


Our series has been filled with tips and strategies from the AEM Center to support designing content with accessibility in mind in our K-12 classrooms.

A Call to Action

"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."

Newton's Third Law               


Global Accessibility Awareness Day offers opportunities for educators and professionals in the field of education to reflect on the impact our practices have on student learning and stakeholder engagement.


Take a moment to reflect on YOUR practices. How can you strengthen your communications and teaching by supporting accessibility practices?


Now, commit to building that practice by recording a Grant Wood AEA GAAD FlipGrid video with the stem, "To make my space more accessible, I commit to..."


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