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  • Learn how to make your educational materials more understandable and predictable by using plain language and following conventions that will improve the learing experience for everyone.

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    Accessible educational materials, or AEM, are materials and technologies usable for learning across the widest range of individual variability, regardless of format or features. Whether a material or technology is designed from the start to be accessible for all learners or is made accessible for learners with disabilities, it is considered AEM.

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    Resources for publishers and software developers on best practices to ensure accessibility of educational materials.

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    Accessible educational materials and technologies are essential for learning by students with a range of disabilities. At the same time, materials and technologies designed to be accessible for people with disabilities include options that increase flexibility and make them more usable for everyone.

  • In this Quick Start you will find answers to questions that often arise for postsecondary faculty about AEM as well as links to additional AEM Center resources.

  • Teacher educator faculties at institutions of higher education may find this resource helpful in learning about accessible educational materials (AEM) and supporting undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates improve access to general education curricula for elementary and secondary level students.

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    IDEA 2004 established the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS), a technical standard used to prepare electronic files to convert print instructional materials into specialized formats (braille, audio, digital text, or large print). NIMAS and AIM in IDEA provides information on the language found in IDEA's statute and regulations.

  • What can you do to ensure that your job training program meets the revised Section 188 regulations that pertain to accessible materials and technologies?

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    Why provide accessible educational materials and accessible technologies for students? Find out more about this topic along with some guidance regarding AEM.

  • Learn how to make your educational materials more operable by properly marking up headings, creating descriptive links and more.

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