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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.”

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    10:10AM – 11:10AM CT on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Presentation for the Texas Assistive Technology Network Annual Conference.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    The validity of reading along with audio is often questioned by educators and families. What do we know about appropriate and effective uses of audio-supported reading (ASR)? This webinar will demonstrate the advantages of mixing the modalities of sight and sound to support reading. See how ASR enhances reading comprehension by accelerating information processing, reducing cognitive load, and facilitating working memory. A variety of tools that enable ASR across platforms and device types will be described.

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    8:30AM – 10:30AM CST on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    The Environments and Metrics in Biology Education and Research (EMBER) network focuses on expanding an understanding of how to create inclusive, supportive and engaging environments to foster the success of diverse students. In the incubator phase, the EMBER network will host a workshop to bring EMBER collaborators together to facilitate communication, collaboration and plan the full network.The 2017 conference has a two-fold purpose, to discuss coordination efforts for the EMBER network and to initiate and communicate ideas for collaborations.

  • webinar
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    1:00PM – 2:00PM ET on Friday, September 29, 2017

    Whether you're preparing to be a general or special educator, the students of your future will need accessible educational materials (AEM), a provision of IDEA 2004. In this webinar, you'll learn what accessibility means, who needs AEM, and how AEM is provided to learners. Most importantly, we'll share strategies for how you can start preparing now to be AEM ready for your first class of learners. Tweet us your burning questions ahead of the webinar by tagging us @AEM_Center and using the hashtag #PreService.

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    9:30AM – 12:00PM CST on Friday, October 20, 2017

    This presentation will demonstrate specific actions and strategies to prepare learners with disabilities to transition to college with the prerequisite skills to request and use accessible educational materials (AEM) and accessible technologies. It will include examples of how AEM can be included in the IEP and used by students as they progress through elementary and secondary grades, ensuring they are independent users by the time they leave high school. Participants will leave the presentation with action steps to prepare students to be full participants in the interactive process for receiving AEM-related services and accommodations in the post-secondary setting.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Overview of UDL and accessibility as applied to blended learning initiatives including production of digital materials, selection of technologies, and effective integration of assistive technologies. Hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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    9:00AM – 10:00AM ET on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    This is a one hour keynote and question and answer for the faculty of Worcester State University in Worcester, MA.

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    1:00PM – 2:30PM CT on Monday, April 25, 2016

    Learn about new initiatives from the AEM Center and about how eight stakeholder states are collaborating to improve services in their states. Results will be shared on a national level for scaling up.

  • webinar

    3:30PM – 4:30PM CST on Thursday, March 10, 2016

    Educators and families often struggle with questions about accessible educational materials (AEM), and accessible, assistive technology (AT), the relationship between the two and how they are included in the IEP. Join Joy and Diana for an interactive session that assists with this challenge by looking at each side of the AEM coin – accessible content and accessible delivery technology. The Quality Indicators for Including AT in the IEP will be referenced as we take a practical look at essential points in the IEP process where AEM and AT are considered and documented to support students’ participation and progress in the general education curriculum.

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