Removing barriers

Empowering students by providing them with equal opportunities to learn and grow is important to us—and we know it’s important to you, too. That’s why NWEATM is committed to creating assessments that meet the unique learning needs of all students, including those with disabilities. Ensuring that our assessments are accessible, easy to use, and reliable is part of an ongoing initiative to remove barriers and improve accommodations for students with disabilities.

Just a few of the innovative solutions available for use with MAP include:

  • Screen reader
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Refreshable braille
  • Magnification and color contrast
  • Highlighter and eraser

Image Description Style Guide (IDSG)

Download a set of guidelines for creating image descriptions in assessments. Developed in partnership with The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WGBH, this guide provides content-specific standards for descriptions to help ensure an equitable experience for students.

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