en-US Rubric VIII: Assurance of Accessibility Standards
Rubric VIII: Assurance of Accessibility Standards
This rubric is used to assure materials are accessible to all students, including students identified as blind, visually impaired or print disabled, and those students who may qualify under the Chafee Amendment to the U.S. 1931 Act to Provide Books to the Adult Blind as Amended. It was developed to assess compliance with U.S. standards and requirements, but could be adapted to accommodate differences in other sets of requirements internationally.
Accessibility is critically important for all learners and should be considered in the design of all online materials. Identification of certain characteristics will assist in determining if materials will be fully accessible for all students. Assurance that materials are compliant with the standards, recommendations, and guidelines specified assists educators in the selection and use of accessible versions of materials that can be used with all students, including those with different kinds of challenges and assistive devices
The Assurance of Accessibility Standards Rubric does not ask reviewers to make a judgment on the degree of object quality. Instead, it requests that a determination (yes/no) of characteristics be made that, together with assurance of specific Standards, may determine the degree to which the materials are accessible. Only those who feel qualified to make judgments about an object's accessibility should use this rubric.
Rubric VIII Scoring Guide
|Score||Definition / Criteria|
|Yes:||The object displays the characteristic or complies with the standards, recommendations, or guidelines.|
|No:||The object does NOT display the characteristic or comply with the standards, recommendations, or guidelines.|
|Comment:||Comments on Rubric VIII Object determination may include notes that describe the reason materials do not comply with the standard, recommendations or guidelines or further description that may clarify the characteristics of the object.|