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Making the Grade: Understanding Accessibility at Your School

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Title:

Making the Grade: Understanding Accessibility at Your School

URL:

https://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/uploads/rights_of_persons_with_disabilities_lesson_plan.pdf

Content Source:

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The Advocates for Human Rights
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

Goal: To give students an understanding of the accessibility barriers faced by persons with disabilities.

Objectives: • Students will understand what accessibility means. • Students will examine and grade their own school’s accessibility. • Students will identify accessibility as a human right.

Essential Question: Is my school accessible to people with disabilities?

Resources: • Chart paper, black or whiteboard • Slips of paper with the identities • Handout: Accessibility Checklist (see pages 4-5) • Handout: Eliminating Stereotypes, Words Do Matter (see pages 6-7) • Pen/Pencil, clipboards for groups • Handouts of Article 9 from the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Time Frame: 1-2 Class Periods

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
9) Identify laws and tools which help ensure that users of varying abilities can access electronic and information technology.

Examples: ADA Laws

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • identify laws and tools which help to ensure that users of varying abilities can access electronic and information technology.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • assistive technology
  • dictation
  • text to speech
  • speech to text
  • pen with recording feature
  • braille
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • laws are in place to ensure access to electronic and information technology.
  • that tools are created to enable users of varying abilities to access electronic and information.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • state that laws are in place to ensure users of varying abilitiies can access electronic and information technology.
  • identify tools that assist users in accessing information and using technology.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • everyone should have access to electronic and information technology regardless of their abilities.
  • tools are available for all users to access information and use technology.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
11) Explain that laws and tools exist to help ensure that people of varying abilities can access electronic and information technology.

Examples: Section 508, Telecommunication Act of 1996, Braille, closed captioning, text to speech.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • explain that laws and tools exist to help ensure that people of varying abilities can access electronic and information technology.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • varying abilities
  • electronic and information technology
  • text to speech
  • closed caption
  • braille
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • laws are in place to ensure that people of varying abilities can access electronic and information technology.
  • tools are available or are being designed to meet the needs of all users.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • explain that laws exist to ensure people of varying abilities can access electronic and information technology.
  • explain various tools such as text to speech, closed captioning, braille, apps, etc.
  • enable people of varying abilities to access electronic and information technology.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • laws are in place to ensure electronic information access to people of varying abilities.
  • tools are available to meet the needs of people of varying abilities.
Tags: accessibility, disabilities, human rights
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Author: Aimee Bates