AIM for Digital Equity
Gayl Bowser & Joy Smiley ZabalaPublisher
Learning and Leading with TechnologyDate
The shift from print to digital text has the potential to offer greater access to information for a wide range of students who are unable to use traditional printed instructional materials effectively. There is, however, a danger with a shift from one format to another. If the haste to produce marketable digital materials results in little or no attention to broad usability, it is possible that the move to digital materials will create new barriers to access, participation, and achievement for these students. In this article, the authors point out that instructional materials should be universally designed to be flexible, accessible, and usable for students with and without disabilities.
Bowser, G., & Zabala, J. (2012). AIM for digital equity. Learning & Leading with Technology 39(7), 16-19.