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In a class of 25 students, about 4 of them are most likely experiencing a disability in their everyday life. This might include your classroom.

One way to make your class more equitable for all of your students is by making sure that you create worksheets with accessibility in mind. Something seemingly small, like changing the font, can make a huge difference.

Learn to build accessible worksheets to help all of your students succeed. 🙂

Step 1. Determine your class needs

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Many teachers have students who use a variety of assistive supports and technologies at school or at home which may include:

  • eye glasses, magnifiers, and screen reading software

  • hearing aids, closed-captioning, and transcript copies

  • mobility controllers and fidget devices

  • large-print or braille display books

You can start small and make a high impact:

  • Think about class activities that need worksheets for next month

  • Explore Open Educational Resources that have pre-made worksheets

  • Pick one worksheet and make it more accessible for your students as you learn the basics

Step 2. Start building

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Worksheet with a pencil icon.

For all worksheets:

Worksheet with a magnifying glass icon.

For your digital worksheets:


Which of these links is the most accessible on a digital worksheet?

Step 3. Test your worksheets

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Run quick and basic accessibility tests on your worksheets with:

After you run tests on your worksheets, you can:

Step 4. Start preparing to use them

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For your learners, consider making your accessible worksheets available to everyone. Avoid anyone feeling different by giving all students:

  • The same physical worksheet for solo or group activities

  • The same digital worksheet on your course website

  • Class laptops or tablets with assistive technology, if available

Take Action

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Celebrate your accomplishments and grow your foundations with accessibility:


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