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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.

OTAN Resources

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Resources for People With Specific Disabilities

  • 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.
  • Paths to Literacy is an online hub for information related to literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities or deafblindness. 
  • Perkins School for the Blind eLearning
  • 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
  • Bookshare - A resource for people with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers.


PDF Accessibility




Website Content and Accessibility

Alt Text and Captioning

Color Contrast Checkers

Making Audio, Video, and Presentations Accessible

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 CN200091-A2 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.