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    3:00PM – 4:00PM PT on Saturday, April 21, 2018

    In this introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL), we'll begin by exploring its origin and core concepts. This foundation will support understanding of the key principles of UDL that guide flexible pathways for learning. CAST's refreshed UDL Guidelines will be a featured resource. Participants will leave this session with new ideas about the process of teaching and learning.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    When you deliver a presentation at a conference or at a meeting, you want everyone in attendance to understand your message. However, many presenters unintentionally erect barriers that make that goal difficult for some attendees. In this webinar, you will learn about best practices for making your presentations accessible to a wider audience that includes not only people with disabilities, but also people who call into a presentation and do not have access to the visuals, and those sitting in the back row of a large room. You will learn techniques for making your slides more accessible using a number of popular presentation tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple’s Keynote and Google Slides, as well as how to design an accessible handout that provides value even after the presentation is over. Finally, you will learn how to deliver your presentation in a way that allows everyone to participate and engage

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    When you deliver a presentation at a conference or at a meeting, you want everyone in attendance to understand your message. However, many presenters unintentionally erect barriers that make that goal difficult for some attendees. In this webinar, you will learn about best practices for making your presentations accessible to a wider audience that includes not only people with disabilities, but also people who call into a presentation and do not have access to the visuals, and those sitting in the back row of a large room. You will learn techniques for making your slides more accessible using a number of popular presentation tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple’s Keynote and Google Slides, as well as how to design an accessible handout that provides value even after the presentation is over. Finally, you will learn how to deliver your presentation in a way that allows everyone to participate and engage.

  • presentation

    2:20PM – 3:20PM ET on Friday, January 20, 2017

    Presentation for the ATIA Conference in Orlando, FL. This session will model Universal Design for Learning principles by actively engaging participants in discussions around their professional development dilemmas.

  • 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.

  • presentation
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    8:00AM – 9:15AM EDT on Friday, November 17, 2017

    When goals, assessment, methods, and materials are proactively designed and delivered according to the principles and practices of UDL, barriers to learning are lowered for most learners, but what about learners with more intensive support needs? This session will builds upon UDL to concentrate on identifying and lowering barriers that some learners with more intensive support needs will face. Content will focus on strategies, services, and supports, e.g. accessible technologies and materials, that can be used to level the learning field and extend UDL benefits to every student.

  • webinar
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    12:00PM – 1:30PM ET on Monday, November 20, 2017

    Join us for an overview of how parents and educators can begin their journey with accessible materials and assistive technology for young children. Topics covered will include how to approach your search, the types of materials and technology available, and the impact it can have on a child’s development of literacy, socialization, and communication skills. This webinar will be led by Assistive Technology Specialists from the PACER Simon Technology Center in Minnesota.

  • 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

    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

    11:30AM – 12:45PM ET on Friday, November 18, 2016

    Presentation for OCALICON 2016 in Columbus, OH. As teachers, we tend to rely on techniques we are comfortable teaching and assume that students are fine with them. But instead, we have to remind ourselves that these preferences might not always work for our students and that we may have to accommodate their individual needs.

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