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Features in Accessibility: Microsoft's Tools in Practice


Monday, June 22, 2020

3:00PM – 4:00PM ET

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Cynthia Curry, Director of the AEM Center
Mike Tholfsen, Principal Product Manager for Microsoft Education
Alice Wright, Special Educator/AT Specialist, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland


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Have you taken a recent look at the robust features across Microsoft tools that improve learning opportunities for people with disabilities? They’re built into the products that teachers, learners, and families may already be using. Join us to learn about these features, including how they’re being used in instructional practice. If you have time before the webinar, we suggest that you take a look at Microsoft's Educator Center for special education and accessible resources for remote learning.

Unable to attend the webinar?  No worries!  The link to the recording becomes available on this same page approximately one week after the webinar.

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. An additional office hour takes place on Thursday of the same week at 4:30 PM ET.  See below for join information.  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.

Note: The office hours do not include a repeat of the actual webinar.  Rather, they offer an opportunity to engage with the presenters and ask follow-up questions. 

Monday, June 22 at 4:30 p.m. ET
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Thursday, June 25 at 4:30 p.m. ET
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Webinar Recording

Digital Handout (MS Word)

Webinar Slides (PowerPoint)

Microsoft Presentation Slides

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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