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Can Open Educational Resources (OERs) Be Accessible? An Open Question


Thursday, November 2, 2017

10:15AM – 11:15AM CST

PATINS Access to Education 2017
Indianapolis, IN

Cynthia Curry, Co-director, AEM Center
Daniel McNulty


OERs are digital materials made available freely and/or through open licensing that allows educators to resuse, revise, remix, and redistribute the content. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education launched the #GoOpen Initiative, a campaign to encourage states, school districts and educators to use openly licensed educational materials. What are the implications of the #GoOpen movement for students with disabilities who need materials in accessible formats? This session is for all interested conference attendees.

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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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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