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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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    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

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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.

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    Meet Bailey, a high school student who uses AEM to support his challenges in reading and written expression.

  • Introduction to AEM is the first module of a free year-long professional learning opportunity to help new educators (and other interested educational professionals) improve the accessibility of the materials their students use for learning.

  • Educational materials designed to work for everyone. It is encouraging to see new companies partnering with educational publishers to create accessible instructional materials that are innovative and accessible to all learners right from the start. ...

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    The PALM Initiative was launched to ensure availability of flexible accessible learning materials in the marketplace.

  • Selected accessibility organizations and resources for creating or choosing accessible educational materials and products or finding out more about accessibility guidelines and initiatives.

  • Read the Winter 2017/2018 issue of the AEM Connector newsletter.

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    Resources to help evaluate and improve the accessibility of websites and other web content, including images, videos and documents.