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  • webinar
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    3:00PM – 4:15PM ET on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Designers of PDF documents take great pride in creativity and visual appeal. Did you know that PDFs can be accessible to readers with disabilities without sacrificing design? And when your materials are accessible, you’ll reach a wider and more diverse stakeholder group. Join this webinar to see how accessible PDF design is responsible, inclusive, and - yes - attractive. In partnership with the AEM Center, SETDA is pleased to provide the opportunity for members and partners to participate in this membership webinar. * State members are encouraged to invite their state’s accessible materials contact or designee to join them in watching the webinar. Follow this link to a list of AEM State Contacts.

  • presentation
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    6:00PM – 7:30PM EDT on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    Looking for a development framework designed to include accessibility from the start? Join us for an overview of CAST (http://www.cast.org/), the AEM Center (http://aem.cast.org/), and the latest version of CAST Figuration (http://figuration.org/) - “A feature rich, responsive, mobile first, accessible, front-end framework.”

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:30PM ET on Thursday, December 14, 2017

    If you’re an AEM State Contact and/or a NIMAC State Coordinator, you play a critical role in ensuring that accessible educational materials are provided in a timely manner to the students in your state who need them. Whether you’re new or have a history in this position, please join the NIMAC and the AEM Center as we discuss the importance of these roles, responsibilities, and the technical assistance and resources available to you. We’ll reserve plenty of time for your questions. This is the first of two joint webinars to support the work of AEM State Contacts and NIMAC State Coordinators. Early in 2018, the NIMAC and the AEM Center will co-present on the provision of NIMAS files and related topics.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Thursday, December 8, 2016

    This session will provide an overview of features to look for when considering and purchasing digital educational materials. Time will be devoted to addressing questions and comments from participants.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Educators are integrating social media into their professional learning routines, their daily communications, and their instructional practices. But how do we plan for variability in our social media followers? Join us to learn easy tips for making your social media posts more accessible and more usable by everyone.

  • presentation

    9:30AM – 10:30AM CT on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    Presentation at the Closing the Gap annual conference in Minneapolis, MN. In this session, attention is focused on seven points in the IEP development process at which AEM might reasonably be considered and documented.

  • presentation

    9:30AM – 10:30AM CT on Friday, October 21, 2016

    Presentation at the Closing the Gap annual conference in Minneapolis, MN. Join Joy and Kirk for a guided tour of the tools, supports and services available from the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials.

  • presentation

    8:00AM – 4:00PM CT on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Preconference presentation for the 2016 Closing the Gap annual conference. This full-day, hands-on, BYOD learning experience will focus on three key areas in the delivery of AEM; clarification of the rules; knowledge of a range of tools; and strategies to implement in schools.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Thursday, October 27, 2016

    This session will provide an overview of features to look for when considering and purchasing digital educational materials. Time will be devoted to addressing questions and comments from participants.

  • webinar

    12:00PM – 1:00PM ET on Friday, October 14, 2016

    This session will include a discussion of basic information about accessibility and what that means to learners with disabilities. Topics in this introductory webinar will include legal issues, a decision-making process, and how to locate and use supporting resources on the AEM Center website.Time will be devoted to addressing questions and comments from participants.