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Accessible Educational Materials, Assistive Technology, and Intensive Technical Assistance

presentation

Date
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time
2:45PM – 4:00PM ET

Location
OCALICON
Columbus, OH

Presenters
Cynthia Curry, Luis PĂ©rez, Jan Rogers, Rachel Schultz, and Ohio District Cohort Participants

Audience
Conference Attendees

Description

All students need useful learning materials in order to access, participate, and achieve in the general curriculum. However, the standard learning materials, both print and digital, that are purchased by school districts and used in the classroom are not always accessible or usable by all students. In response to these challenges, Ohio accepted an invitation as one of eight states to participate with the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, in the AEM Best Practices Cohort project. This panel, featuring national, state, and district representatives, will discuss the issues at both the policy and practical level. The specific work of the districts participating in the Ohio Best Practices Cohort will be featured and the Ohio AT and AEM Center will also introduce supports and resources available to assist all districts in providing AEM and accessible technologies to students.

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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