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  • policy brief

    J. Karger, 2004

    The meaning of the term “reading disability resulting from organic dysfunction” used by the Library of Congress’s (LOC’s)National Library Service regulations is discussed. This is one of the four disability categories that determine …

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    Resources for those interested in learning more about laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to the civil rights of individuals with disabilities within education and workforce development settings.

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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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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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    The Quality Indicators are designed to assist with the implementation of statutory requirements that apply to state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education and workforce preparation agencies.

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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.

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    CAST, 2013

    CAST offers recommendations to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) to improve its proposed accommodations for students with disabilities who take PARCC’s large-scale assessment. The accommodations in question concern reading and the use of calculators.

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