Welcome to Open Access! We offer professional development and resources for educators, administrators, and organizations to enhance their understanding of Universal Design for Learning and how to leverage accessible and assistive technologies to meet the needs of ALL learners in K-12 settings.


We have a variety of resources to share in the areas of Universal Design for Learning, Assistive Technology, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Click a button below to start exploring, or navigate the site menu bar above to find specific information and resources.

Open Access is part of the California Statewide System of Support. Our primary goal is to support the development of regional lead teams who  support ongoing capacity building (training, coaching and technical support) in our three focus areas. We believe that by supporting more universally designed learning environments including the tools that can eliminate barriers to learning, we can increase student access to quality curriculum, participation and active engagement with learning in inclusive settings. 

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Discover where our Regional Lead teams are located across California on our Project Map!

Are you looking for resources to support distance learning for our students with disabilities?

The Accessible Distance Learning website was developed specifically to support our special education service providers as they made the rapid shift into delivering instruction and services in response to COVID-19. Use this site to explore implementation ideas and vetted resources to shift into this model of teaching and learning.

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