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Update on Accessible Materials from National, State, and Regional Perspectives

presentation

Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Time
3:00PM – 4:00PM CST

Location
Texas Assistive Technology Statewide Conference
Houston, TX

Presenters
Diana Carl, Moderator
Joy Zabala, Co-Director, AEM Center
Cynthia Curry, Technical Assistance Director, AEM Center
Brent Pitt, Texas Education Agency
Debbie Gonzales, Texas Education Agency
Cecilia Robinson, Region 4 ES

Description

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a panel of AEM Center, TEA, ESC, and district representatives discuss the latest developments related to accessible educational materials.  Learn about the AEM Center Best Practices Cohort and specifically about Texas’ participation in the project.  Panelists will discuss the issues in moving from policy to practice and what you can do to facilitate getting accessible learning materials with broad usability into the hands of students who need them.  Come ready with your questions and join in the conversation.

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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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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Element

Any identifiable object within a document.

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