Accessibility Progress and Perspectives

  • Stephen N. ElliottEmail author
  • Ryan J. Kettler
  • Peter A. Beddow
  • Alexander Kurz


In this chapter, we recount and highlight key points from the preceding chapters made about accessibility policies, professional development, and practical tools/frameworks to guide practice. Based on this “progress update,” we observe some steps that can be taken to advance instructional and testing practices to make learning more accessible for all students. Although there is a desire to be disruptive in our call for next steps, a strategy for accomplishing a constructive disruption has yet to emerge. This may disappoint some readers, but on balance, it should motivate many others to continue efforts to pursue more accessible schools, instruction, materials, and tests for all students.


Accessibility progress Born accessible Educational equity 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen N. Elliott
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ryan J. Kettler
    • 2
  • Peter A. Beddow
    • 3
  • Alexander Kurz
    • 4
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA
  3. 3.Accessible Hope, LLCNashvilleUSA
  4. 4.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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