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    2:30PM – 3:30PM PDT on Saturday, March 21, 2015

    CUE Conference 2015: Diverse Learners Symposium Spotlight Presentation. Educators and families often struggle with AEM questions. Explore seven points in the IEP process where AEM can be considered and documented. Hear about consideration questions and examples for each point that support use of AEM by students who need them for participation and progress on IEP goals and in general education curriculum.

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    2:00PM – 3:00PM EST on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    This webinar is for educators and families who are new to accessible educational materials (AEM). This webinar provides current basic information about the provision of accessible materials. Topics in this introductory webinar include legal issues, the changing language of AEM, a decision-making process, and how to locate and use supporting resources.

  • webinar

    3:00PM – 4:00PM EST on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Just in time for the upcoming IEP "season," this webinar takes families and educators through seven points in the IEP development process at which AEM might reasonably be considered.

  • webinar

    3:30PM – 4:30PM CST on Thursday, February 26, 2015

    This webinar is for educators and families who are new to accessible educational materials (AEM).

  • presentation
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    12:45PM – 2:00PM EDT on Thursday, November 16, 2017

    All students need useful learning materials in order to access, participate, and achieve in the general curriculum. The standard print and digital learning materials that are purchased by school districts and used in the classroom are not always accessible or usable by all students. Ohio accepted an invitation as one of eight states to participate with the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials in the AEM Best Practices Cohort project. This panel featuring national, state, and district representatives discusses issues at both the policy and practical level.

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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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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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