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  • Photo of a laptop on a desk with a chalkboard in the background

    The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter regarding the requirements in the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that apply to public virtual schools.

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    Hear from high school students and educators in Missouri about the empowerment of using accessible materials with text-to-speech (TTS) technology.

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    10:00AM – 11:30AM MT on Friday, February 15, 2019

    We know from experience and science that individuals learn in varied ways – ways that are particular to them. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides educators with practical strategies and techniques to ensure that all learners can meet high expectations. Following an overview of the UDL framework, participants will learn about helpful, free and low-cost technology tools for providing flexible learning opportunities at school and in the home.

  • The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released two documents that provide important information regarding the use of emerging technology in educational settings.

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    R. Jackson & V. Hendricks, 2014

    Currently, students with vision challenges are learning to read through the medium of either large print or braille, following or coinciding with a Learning Media Assessment (LMA). They are also learning to use universally designed or assistive technologies, which may or may not be infused with their school’s technology curriculum. …

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    PACER & AIM Centers, 2010

    Some students with disabilities have difficulty reading and accessing standard print and learning materials, such as textbooks and supplementary materials. To succeed in school, these students need learning materials in specialized …

  • presentation

    9:20AM – 10:50AM ET on Friday, February 1, 2019

    Transition services are integral to preparing students for higher education and employment. For many students with disabilities, independent use of accessible educational materials (AEM) and accessible technologies is essential to meeting postsecondary education and career goals, and therefore need to be included in transition plans. Join this session as we unpack the challenges faced by students as they exit high school and enter postsecondary settings, and the role of AEM and accessible technologies in providing equal access to education and employment. Strategies for scaffolding students’ independent use of AEM and accessible technologies as they progress from Kindergarten through high school completion will be shared.

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    Supporting Students with IEPs During eLearning Days | SETDA Coalition for eLearning

    5:00PM – 6:00PM ET on Monday, March 23, 2020

    In support of the SETDA Coalition for eLearning, SETDA has compiled and provided resources on eLearning for state education agencies and school districts at no cost with a special section on accessibility. Digital learning environments are known to present physical, sensory, and learning barriers for students with disabilities. As learners and teachers move to fully online environments in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, what are the considerations for students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and the accessibility of the materials and technologies selected? What are best practices for supporting students with disabilities remotely?

  • The Department of Education's (ED) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Dear Colleague letter concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADA Amendments Act). The Amendments Act, effective January 1, 2009, amends the ADA, as well as the Rehabilitation Act.

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    Resources for individuals and local/state education agencies interested in policies regarding AEM and accessible technologies in early learning and K-12 education.