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  • 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

    1:00PM – 2:00PM ET on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    APH provides accessible textbooks in a variety of formats including braille, large print and digital textbooks. Join us in reviewing textbook options for students with vision loss. In addition, we’ll take a look into the range of educational aids and assistive technology products that APH offers. We’ll also introduce you to BrailleBlaster, a unique braille translation program that can be used by certified braille transcribers and casual braille users alike.

  • presentation

    9:00AM – 10:00AM ET on Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Colleges and universities are improving the educational opportunities of a growing population of students with disabilities by considering the accessibility of the learning materials and technologies used in their programs. The reality of lawsuits is one contributing factor, particularly for institutions that are implementing actions outlined in settlement agreements. So, what can be learned from settings where digital accessibility has become a priority rather than an afterthought? In this session, you’ll be introduced to the concept of an institution-wide approach to ensuring that all students are provided with course materials and technologies they can use for positive learning outcomes.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    This webinar takes families and educators through seven points in the IEP development process at which AEM might reasonably be considered and documented. Participants will be provided with IEP requirements at each point and questions related to consideration of accessible materials. Discussion will include a model of how accessible materials and technologies could be documented in an IEP to support effective use. Additional resources will be shared.

  • presentation

    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.

  • presentation

    9:15AM – 10:15AM PT on Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Diverse and engaging educational materials and technologies are being selected by states, districts, and teachers for student learning. But are they accessible to all learners? In this workshop, you'll learn what "accessible" means, who needs accessible educational materials (AEM) and accessible technologies, and where and how to acquire them.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Thursday, April 5, 2018

    This presentation is part of a webinar series co-hosted by the AEM Center and the NIMAC. You’ll be walked through the ins and outs of Learning Ally, with particular attention to what you need to know as an AEM State Contact and/or NIMAC State Coordinator. Learning Ally is a national non-profit dedicated to helping students with print disabilities, including blindness, visual impairment and dyslexia. Learning Ally improves the way students learn at home and in the classroom through human-narrated audio books. Come with your questions for Learning Ally and your colleagues.

  • webinar

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    This presentation is part of a webinar series co-hosted by the AEM Center and the NIMAC. You’ll be walked through the ins and outs of Bookshare, with particular attention to what you need to know as an AEM State Contact and/or NIMAC State Coordinator. Bookshare is an ebook library for people who read differently and a key source of AEM, and it’s free for all qualified U.S. students and schools thanks to funding from OSEP. Learn how Bookshare can save your districts time and money and how you can partner effectively and efficiently with Benetech, the parent company of Bookshare. Come with your questions for Bookshare and your colleagues.

  • presentation

    10:30AM – 11:30AM ET on Thursday, March 22, 2018

    AEM Center staff, Cynthia Curry and Luis Perez, discuss the purchase and use of accessible educational materials and technologies with Education Talk Radio host, Larry Jacobs.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    In Part 3 of our webinar series, we’ll focus on how accessibility applies to digital materials and technologies. How does assistive technology relate to accessibility? What guidance might you give to your state and local districts for the procurement process? What resources are available? Please bring your questions.