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Accessibility Resources

OTAN is committed to sharing information about accessibility with the adult education field. On this page, you will find OTAN-developed resources as well as resources you can use to learn more about accessibility and create your own accessible content.

Getting Started

  1. OTAN Accessibility Resources Flyer (PDF)
  2. OTAN Website Accessibility Features (PDF)
  3. The A11Y Project (A11Y stands for accessibility)
  4. Accessibility Toolkit from Designers for Learning
  5. National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
  6. CDC - Disability and Health Promotion
  7. Hadley has a number of technology series on enabling features on devices for users with vision issues - create an account at the website to access
  8. NV Access offers a free, downloadable screen reader, NVDA, which enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows and many third party apps.
  9. The Ultimate Guide to Audio Description from 3Play Media - improving video and online presentations by better describing the content and what is happening on the screen
  10. Bookshare - A resource for people with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers.


  1. Accessibility
  2. Windows Accessibility Help
  3. Office Accessibility Center
  4. Create an account at the Microsoft Educator Center for additional training


  1. Accessibility
  2. Mac Accessibility Support
  3. iPad/iPhone Accessibility Support


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  1. Chrome Accessibility
  2. Firefox Accessibility
  3. Microsoft Edge Accessibility and Internet Explorer Accessibility
  4. Safari

Online Webinar - A11y - Accessibility: Considerations for AE Teachers

As we experience more and more technology in our lives, we recognize how much it can help all of us to achieve more, be more productive and more creative. But sometimes we overlook the fact that these same technologies can help our learners who have physical disabilities to experience these same benefits. Come learn with us about the variety of tools, resources, and learning modules around Microsoft Accessibility tools.

PRESENTER: Penny Pearson, OTAN Project Coordinator

DATE: 12/08/2020

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN180031 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.