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  • 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.

  • presentation

    10:30AM – 11:30AM ET on Monday, March 19, 2018

    AEM Center Technical Assistance Specialist, Steve Nordmark, discusses accessibility of edtech products with Education Talk Radio host, Larry Jacobs.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    This webinar is part 2 of a 3-part series for AEM State Contacts and NIMAC State Coordinators. The focus will be on providing specialized formats of printed textbooks and related printed core materials. We’ll cover how to locate accessible formats by searching the Louis Plus Database, which includes materials from APH, Bookshare and Learning Ally. And we’ll walk you through using your NIMAC State Coordinator account, including how to create Authorized Users, and how to search and download files.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    All students benefit when products are proactively and intentionally designed from the onset to be accessible and address learner variability. From test questions to web design to real-time captioning, ed tech companies need to understand the whys and hows of creating accessible educational content and software. This session will cover what early stage, growth and late stage ed tech companies should know about available resources, technical standards and legal requirements for making accessible products.

  • presentation

    1:00AM – 2:00PM EDT on Friday, February 2, 2018

    Whether AEM is new to you or you’ve been working for years to provide them for your students, this session has something for you. Come and take away new and updated perspectives on what “accessible” means, who needs AEM and accessible technologies, where to acquire them, and uses for student independence, participation, and progress. Recent lessons from the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center) collaboration with states and local districts will be featured. Get up to date about the AEM Center’s 24/7 technical assistance and learning opportunities that can help you in your efforts to learn, share, and lead.