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Including Accessible Materials and Tech in the IEP: Where They Go. Why They Matter

presentation

Date
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time
2:45PM – 4:00PM EDT

Location
OCALICON
Columbus, OH

Presenters
Diana Carl
Cynthia Curry, Co-director, AEM Center

Description

Does your student need accessible educational materials and technologies to increase participation, productivity, and independence in ways that improve outcomes? If so, this session is for you!  Cynthia and Diana will lead educators and families through seven points in the IEP development process at which AEM might reasonably be considered and documented. Participants will be provided with AEM-related questions aligned to each point and examples of language for documenting AEM and accessible technologies in IEPs in ways that support students' effective use of them for learning.

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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Technology

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

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Individual Education Program (IEP)

Written plan individually developed for students identified as having a disability under IDEA.

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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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