The Floe approach to inclusive learning emphasizes a "one size fits one" approach. Instead of having a single resource that tries to be accessible to every possible need and preference (i.e., "one size fits all"), Floe encourages a diversity of individualized resources that meet the diverse needs and preferences of leaners through transformation, supplementation, and remixing of existing resources.
Floe defines Inclusive Design as design that is inclusive of the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age and other forms of human difference.
Disability is the mismatch between the needs and preferences of the user and the system or environment. Accessibility, then, is the ability of the system or environment to accommodate the needs and preferences of each individual. To further understand these definitions and what it means for content creation, adaptation, and usability, look at the Floe work describing some user states and contexts.
If we knew how to, and if we had easy-to-use tools, we'd all make our content more accessible, more inclusive, more adaptable, and more configurable to individual learner needs. Of course, authoring content in an accessible application from the beginning helps achieve these goals best and makes the content more adaptable. There are also options for making materials more accessible "after the fact" (see Video content and learning, Audio content and learning, Cognitive considerations).
In either case, making content more inclusive begins with understanding what kinds of alternatives are needed, and realizing that inclusivity and accessibility are achieved through awareness, adaptation, collaboration, and flexibility. There is no definitive checklist, no machine that churns out accessible materials. With awareness and the tools (like those made through Floe) we can commit to making our materials more inclusive and more accessible.
Understanding the standards for making web content accessible is a great place to start.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are particularly important to Web content creators of text, images, forms, sounds, and more. Below is an introduction to its basic principles.
While individual resources might not be able to satisfy each principle exhaustively for every learner in all situations, the collective diversity of resources enabled through Floe could meet the needs and preferences of all learners.
Perceivability: Content should be consumable
Understandability: Content should be plain and clear to comprehend
Operability: Interactions should be operable by everyone
Robustness: Resources should be compatible with tools now and later
Floe works with many international standards organizations to ensure that emerging technical standards are inclusively designed. In particular, Floe works with: