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Procuring Accessible Digital Materials and Technologies for Teaching and Learning: The What, Why, Who, and How

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Cynthia Curry, Diana Carl, and Luis Pérez

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National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center)

Description

Accessibility of digital materials and technologies for all learners, including students with disabilities, has captured the attention of stakeholders on both sides of the education marketplace – consumers and developers. To help consumers take advantage of this moment, this resource explains  what accessibility means, why it’s important, who requires it, and how educational agencies can meet their responsibilities. 

Accessibility

Access for all people, including people with disabilities, to web environments.

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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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Curry, C., Carl, D., & Pérez, P. (2018). Procuring accessible digital materials and technologies for teaching and learning: The what, why, who, and how. Wakefield, MA: National Center on Accessible Educational Materials. Retrieved [insert date] from http://aem.cast.org/about/publications/2018/procuring-digital-what-why-who-how.html

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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CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)

Non-profit organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through research and development.

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