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Is It Accessible? What Does That Mean?

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Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Time
8:30AM – 10:00AM CST

Location
Texas Assistive Technology Statewide Conference
Houston, TX

Presenters
Joy Zabala, Cynthia Curry, and Diana Carl

Description

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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ASCII

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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Accessibility

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

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