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Is It Accessible? What Does That Mean?


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

8:30AM – 10:00AM CST

Texas Assistive Technology Statewide Conference
Houston, TX

Joy Zabala, Cynthia Curry, and Diana Carl


Educators at all levels, service providers and families have many questions about what accessible educational materials (AEM) and accessible technologies are. What does “accessibility” mean? How do you know if something is accessible and to whom is it accessible? Learn about decision making, acquiring accessible materials, resources and more!

XML (EXtensible Markup Language)

Universal format for structured documents and data. Set of rules, guidelines, and conventions for designing text formats for data.

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Unformatted text standard defining how computers write and read characters.

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American National Standards (ANSI)

Non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

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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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Accessible Technology

Technology that can be used by people with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. Incorporates the principles of universal design.

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Access for all people, including people with disabilities, to web environments.

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