Start with 7 Core Skills


Considering the role you play within Austin ISD, you can cultivate a more inclusive, accessible, and equitable community for everyone. We encourage you to gradually learn each of the 7 core skills.

Learn at Your Own Pace, Start Now

Accessibility is a shift in perception, not a check mark in a list. If you're leaving accessibility until the last step, you're making it much harder on yourself and the flexibility of your content. As you explore this site and learn more about digital accessibility, you may wonder what action you can take to create a more accessible environment for our Austin ISD communities. We recommend starting small by focusing on one core skill each week to integrate into your workflow. If you improve one skill every few weeks, your work is going to be much more accessible by the end of the year.

These core skills are not only a great place to start, but they will help cultivate a more inclusive, accessible, equitable world for members of the Austin ISD communities and beyond.

The seven core skills are:

If any of this information is completely new to you, that’s okay! You’re in the right place. You don't need to learn everything right away. The point of these skills is to give you somewhere to start. 

Whatever your role, start small, but start now!