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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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    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.

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    1:00PM – 2:00PM ET on Friday, August 17, 2018

    As states develop and revise policies that guide the accessibility of educational materials procured for all learners, including students with disabilities, a common and accurate understanding of the term “accessible” is essential. Regardless of format (print, video, audio, web, simulation, etc.) or source (commercial or open), the meaning and purpose of accessibility is a relevant, legal, and ethical consideration. This webinar will begin to address commonly asked questions. Join us as we kick off a continuing discussion

  • Obtaining high-quality and appropriate specialized formats such as Braille, audio, e-text, and large print in a timely manner is important to the success of students with print disabilities. The purpose of this brief is to provide updated information about NIMAS-related developments that may impact choices that are made within states and local education agencies.

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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. ...

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

  • Frequently asked questions about determining the need for AEM.

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    Determining a learner's need for AEM is the first step in the AEM decision-making process. Learn about the different options a team can consider when determining the need for AEM.

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