As a provider of digital curriculum resources for educators, we take web accessibility very seriously.
We seek to meet—or substantially meet through intent—the accessibility requirements set forth the Americans with Disabilities Act and in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. As classroom technology evolves, we will continually work to improve our accessibility compliance in every area.
Our program is comprised primarily of teacher-led resources, which are accessed online through any web browser with internet access. Students receive instruction from the educator, and no use of student technology is required. Teachers are also provided with many options for differentiation to students with disabilities including alternative printable assessments and exercises, technical controls to manipulate volume, tracks, and lyric highlighting, closed captioning on video content, and options to extend the learning to student devices when possible. To support continued accessibility for teachers with variable Internet use, or in the case of Internet outage, we also provide a hard copy Unplugged Kit, which includes printable materials and mp3 files of key material.
While our focus has been on teacher-led resources, we also provide training and reference material for teachers to address the education of students with disabilities. Our Best Practices documentation outlines ways in which music teachers can adapt the resources and methods to meet the needs of a variety of students. We also have strong partnerships with the Colorado School for the Blind and Deaf and the Rochester School for the Deaf and have been excited to learn from them and respond to their students’ needs.