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  • presentation
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    3:00PM – 4:00PM CST on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a panel of AEM Center, TEA, ESC, and district representatives discuss the latest developments related to accessible educational materials. Learn about the AEM Center Best Practices Cohort and specifically about Texas’ participation in the project. Panelists will discuss the issues in moving from policy to practice and what you can do to facilitate getting accessible learning materials with broad usability into the hands of students who need them. Come ready with your questions and join in the conversation.

  • 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.

  • presentation
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    8:30AM – 10:00AM CST on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Educators at all levels, service providers and families have many questions about what accessible educational materials (AEM) and accessible technologies are. What does “accessibility” mean? How do you know if something is accessible and to whom is it accessible? Learn about decision making, acquiring accessible materials, resources and more!

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    In this webinar we’ll use the UDL framework to examine the benefits of captioning that go beyond making videos more accessible for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing. For example, captions can benefit those learning how to read and those who speak English as a second language. We’ll then explore a number of best practices for creating more effective captions, and learn about a few tools to get started with a captioning workflow for your own videos.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    In this webinar, the presenters will provide an overview of digital accessibility and UDL principles and practices in K-12 education. Discover how to apply the UDL framework to create universal access—to fully address the educational needs and abilities of students with disabilities. Learn how to ensure digital learning resources are accessible to all students and parents, and that learning experiences are designed through a UDL lens.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Monday, May 15, 2017

    Let’s explore the guideline, to “provide options for physical access,” and specifically look at checkpoints which support assistive technologies and accessible educational materials. An overview of the UDL guidelines, and specifically Multiple Means of Action and Expression, will be reviewed. Examples of physical action in the curriculum will be given and aligned with the importance of the provision of AEM.

  • presentation
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    11:50AM – 1:15PM CST on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    This presentation will include a discussion of AEM Basic topics such as: what are AEM, why provide AEM, who needs AEM, and how to acquire AEM when needed. An update on current activities in MN related to the MN AEM Best Practices Cohort will be provided.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Successful transition processes occur when the planning team is well-informed about the student’s abilities, needs, and available services. Whether moving on to higher education or workforce training, a student may need accessible materials and accessible technologies included in a transition plan to reach postsecondary goals. Where within a transition plan should a team address this? What are the rights and responsibilities of the student? What should students expect from higher education institutions and workforce agencies? Bring your planning teams and join the discussion.

  • webinar
    AEM in the IEP: Where Do Accessible Materials and Technologies Fit?

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    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 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 IEPs to support effective use.

  • webinar
    SETDA Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Thursday, March 9, 2017

    SETDA and CAST are collaborating to increase the awareness of the availability and use of accessible digital educational materials that benefit all learners.