Data Informed Accessibility - Making Optimal Needs-based Decisions (DIAMOND): Training Modules

The Making Accessibility Decisions for Everyone modules give educators knowledge and tools for making sound decisions about accessibility features for their students. Based on research conducted by the DIAMOND project, these professional development modules are engaging and interactive.

Module users go through the journey of making accessibility decisions for a fictional student, from the beginning of the year through testing season. They gather information about the student’s needs and preferences, make decisions, and see the consequences of those decisions. If a particular decision does not have the desired results, users can go back and make another choice. The three fictional student profiles are:

  • Beau, a student who is struggling with some reading-related tasks
  • Daisy, a student with an Individualized Education Program
  • Ana, an English learner

When users need help making a decision, they can watch videos recorded by experts at NCEO. Other features and resources in the modules include:

  • A glossary of terms
  • A crosswalk of how terms are used throughout the country
  • Discussion questions for groups completing the modules together
  • Bookmarking so that users can save their progress and return later

To start the modules, visit Making Accessibility Decisions for Everyone .