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Accessibility Tools for All Students

July 26 is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Day, commemorating the landmark civil rights law signed in 1990. This list of resources aims to educate, inspire, and promote awareness about the ADA's impact on millions of Americans with disabilities. You’ll also discover many accessibility tools you can use to meet the needs of your students. 

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This week, our poll asks, "What kind of accessibility tools would be most useful for your students?” Once you click submit, you can view the responses of other educators.

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Grades 6-12


Make SMMRY your go-to text summarizer. Copy and paste text, enter a URL to summarize a webpage, or upload a PDF or TXT file for longer works, then choose your desired summary length. Simplify reading for all with these quick, customizable summaries.

Grades K-12

Immersive Reader

Ideal for multilingual learners and struggling readers, Immersive Reader features text-to-speech, customizable playback, text formatting, word pronunciation, syllable division, parts of speech highlighting, line focus, translation, and more.

Grades K-12

Autism Spectrum and Asperger's Resources

Utilize this curated collection of resources to learn more about autism and find resources to share with your students. Discover resources that will help you support your students with autism and effectively meet their learning and social needs.

Grades K-12


SchoolAI, an AI-powered suite of tools, offers many valuable resources to help you meet all your students' needs, including a text leveler that will help you differentiate for all students and an IEP goal generator to help you individualize your goals.

Grades K-12


MagicSchool is another powerful AI tool that features an option that allows you to translate any AI-created materials into countless languages instantly. It also has a text leveler, text summarizer, explanation generator, and more.

Grades K-12

Judy Huemann - Life and Legacy of the Mother of the Disability Rights Movement

Explore this collection of excellent resources about Judy Huemann and the disability movement. Find podcasts with disabled changemakers and their supporters and resources that offer a variety of information, lessons, videos, book guides, and much more!

Grades K-12

Differentiated Instruction

View this five-part learning model that provides guidance and support to educators as they tailor instruction to meet the differing needs of their students. Read about tools that will help you adapt learning experiences for all students.

Grades K-12

The Nora Project Resources for Educators

The Nora Project offers activities and educator resources that promote disability inclusion and connect learning about disabilities to real-world situations. Download stories about diversity, learn how to host an inclusive event, and more.

Grades K-12


Helperbird is an extension for Chrome, Edge, and Firefox browsers that adds accessibility and productivity tools to any website. The free version includes dyslexia fonts, a font changer, and the ability to adjust word spacing to make sites easier to read.

Grades K-12


This extension allows you to add voice notes to Google tools, including Docs, Classroom, Slides, and Sheets. It also supports transcription in over twenty languages. Students can listen to recordings within their documents or view a transcript.

Grades 8-12

Disability History Museum

The Disability History Museum is dedicated to raising awareness about how culture, identity, and law have helped define the lives of those with disabilities. Check out the archives of photographs, artifacts, cartoons, and other primary source materials.

Grades K-12

BeeLine Reader Collection

Improve reading and comprehension skills for all students with this collection of more than 100 downloadable PDFs of books and stories that use BeeLine Reader technology to highlight and wrap text to improve focusing and tracking.

This Week at TeachersFirst

We’re excited to invite you to attend two OK2Ask virtual workshops this week and to share a blog post about supporting deaf students. We’re also delighted to share an opportunity to apply to join our team as a part-time consultant. Read the details below! 

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Tuesday, 7/16, 6 PM ET

OK2Ask: Empowering Collaboration with FigJam

This workshop will equip you with practical techniques and strategies for leveraging FigJam's collaborative features across various content areas and grade levels. Learn how to foster active participation, ignite creativity, and enhance learning.

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Wednesday, 7/17, 6 PM ET

OK2Ask: Level Up Your ELA Projects

Discover how to harness technology to foster a learning environment where students can articulate and share the profound connections they’ve established between literature, their personal journeys, other texts, and the global community.

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Infusing Technology Blog

7 Ways to Support Deaf Students in Your Classroom

This blog post offers strategies for your classroom to support not only deaf students but everyone in it. Use technology and management strategies to ensure that deaf students receive the support needed to thrive. 

Learn ways to help your deaf students thrive academically and socially »

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