Build Accessible Tech via Educator-industry Feedback Loops


UDL calls for educators to “optimize access to tools and assistive technologies.” How can developers ensure new technologies meet the authentic needs of learners? Feedback loops, a participatory design strategy that brings developers and educators together in purposeful engagement around product and pedagogy, have shown promise for creating tools more likely to be used, used appropriately, and have the desired impact for learners. In this session, edtech leaders and classroom educators will share the opportunities and challenges feedback loops present in service of learners at the margins.

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  1. Feedback loops are interactions between two or more parties that are purposeful, bidirectional, iterative, and transformative for all parties.
  2. Purposefully designed educator-industry feedback loops can help create more scalable, better utilized technologies. (Digital Promise, 2022)
  3. When applied to tools for accessibility, educator-industry feedback loops can support product improvement and the implementation of UDL in classrooms.



Rebecca Banks, Sr. Partnership Manager, Digital Promise

Meta Information:

  • Tags: partnerships, edtech
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Accessibility & Inclusion
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Field Experience

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