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Oxnard Union High School District launches new program focused on digital access and inclusion

OXNARD, Calif. – May 19 marked global accessibility awareness day, a day intended to get people thinking and learning more about digital access and inclusion for the billions of people that are visually impaired and hard of hearing.

The Oxnard Union High School District is launching a new program geared to close that digital accessibility gap for its students who are visually impaired or hard of hearing.

"Our goal here is not only to create this awareness but create a community we can collaborate through," said Aaron Ferguson, distance learning and Canvas administrator for the district.

The '7 Pillars of Accessibility' program outlines seven quick things that teachers can do to make classes more accessible for those students who were especially impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic and distance learning, Ferguson said when he stopped by News Channel 3-12 Monday morning to talk about the program.

The program is 100% free and 100% accessible for all, he added.

"The goal is to really make it easier on teachers to understand what students are going through," Ferguson said. "So seven quick little things that can change the culture of your classroom."

Click here for more information about the program, including how to register.

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