Hello and thanks for stopping by. I started CAILA to promote the idea that students with disabilities deserve to know if their textbooks and other educational materials are going to be accessible before they buy or rent them. The concept of an accessibility label arose from the report of the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (AIM Commission), available here. I developed the label while working at the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (formerly AMAC), with grant support from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).
In this blog I will explain more about the accessibility label, how it works, and why legislation can help implement it. Stay tuned!