Ensuring WCAG Compliance with Newsela

Join in as the Learning Technology Center and ILTPP vendor partner Newsela explore the upcoming compliance changes for Web Content Accessibility. On September 2, 2021, Illinois signed a first-of-its-kind bill (House Bill 26 or “the WCAG bill”) requiring all online education tools used in Illinois classrooms to comply with World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This is a critical step toward increasing equity and accessibility in learning for all students, especially those who are often left behind.

During this webinar, we will discuss what WCAG is and what it means for all students learning. We will explore:

  • A checklist to ensure your online tools are WCAG compliant
  • How Newsela can support districts with their literacy efforts across the curriculum with a fully-WCAG student experience
  • Newsela’s other features designed to enhance accessibility and equity standards

Who Should Attend:

Technology Leaders
Technology Support Staff
Instructional Technology Leaders
District and Building Leaders
Teachers
Curriculum/Instruction Leaders
Instructional Coaches
Librarian or Media Leaders
Business Officials
All are welcome

Presenters:

Matt Jacobson, Online Learning Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center
Luci Cambria, Curricular Solutions Architect at Newsela

 

 

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

General inquiries: iltpp@newsela.com

New Newsela Schools or Districts
Jenny Pearl
Illinois Partnerships
847-691-1019
Jenny.Pearl@newsela.com

Current Newsela Partners
Nicky Dunlap
Illinois Partnerships
773-495-0703
Nicky.Dunlap@newsela.com

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