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Coming to Terms: The Meaning of "Accessible"


Monday, May 11, 2020

3:00PM – 4:00PM ET

Cynthia Curry and Joy Zabala, AEM Center


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The term "accessible" has more than one meaning related to equity in education. And it's often confused with related terms about access for students with disabilities, such as accommodation, adaptation, or assistive technology. Join us as we take a deep dive into (1) distinguishing the meanings of "accessible" and (2) clarifying what "accessible" means in the context of access for students with disabilities. To prepare for the webinar, consider visiting AEM and the Digital Shift on our website.

Office Hours

For those who would like to continue the discussion, take a break and then bring your questions to a post-webinar office hour at 4:30 PM ET. Another opportunity to engage with the presenters will be Thursday of the same week at 4:30 PM ET. If you need captioning in order to participate, please email Leslie O’Callaghan at least 2 business days before the office hour you plan to attend.

Monday, May 11 at 4:30 p.m. ET
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Thursday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. ET
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Joining an AEM Center Webinar

The AEM Center uses Zoom for its webinars. If this is your first time attending one of our webinars, we recommend that you review Zoom's information for joining a webinar.

Zoom Accessibility Features

The AEM Center web conferencing system provides access for participants with physical disabilities, blindness, and low vision through a range of  Zoom keyboard shortcuts.  Participants can also view closed captioning during a webinar.  

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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