What have you done to make your site accessible?

While we do not create content that is specifically modified and created with disabled adults in mind, we do have our Everyday Life program, which is often used by this population of learners.

GCFLearnFree.org’s Everyday Life program uses interactive, situation-based lessons to teach functional literacy skills. Each activity provides learners with an opportunity to test their knowledge of real-world situations and develop the confidence and skills necessary to be successful in everyday life. These free interactives teach the basics on everything from telling time to reading food labels to counting change.

The Everyday Life program serves a variety of audiences. While learners are not required to provide information on themselves and their specific technology needs, several have written to GCFLearnFree.org expressing that they have successfully used the program to teach individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, and disorders such as cerebral palsy, allowing them to use assistive technologies such as adaptive keyboards, mouth sticks, and hand wands to complete individual activities.

In terms of accessibility, in order to serve as many online learners as possible the site was designed to meet the current U.S. federal guidelines on accessibility as stated in Section 508. Where interactive content is used to convey concepts that are inherently visual or auditory, GCFLearnFree.org provides alternate content in an accessible format wherever possible.

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