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Acquiring Accessible Print Materials in K-12


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Joy Zabala & Diana Carl

Educators, service providers, family members, students


Even with the explosion of digital learning materials, most schools continue to include some printed materials in their curriculum. The content of print textbooks and learning materials is not accessible to many students with disabilities. Join us to learn more about the ways in which print materials can be retrofitted into specialized formats and sources of those formats for students who require them for participation and achievement. This interactive session will look at each side of the AEM coin—accessible content and accessible delivery technology. Topics will include a decision making process, how materials can be acquired and the supports that may be needed for effective use for learning.

Print Instructional Materials

Printed materials written and published for use in elementary and secondary school instruction, required by a SEA or LEA for use by students in classroom.

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Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

Print- and technology-based educational materials designed to be usable across the widest range of individual variability.

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Equipment or system where principal function is creation, conversion, duplication, control, display, interchange, transmission, reception, or broadcast of data.

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