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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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    R. Jackson, 2004

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 stipulates that all students with disabilities must have access to the general curriculum. and stresses the importance of the IEP document in educating students with …

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    What are accessible educational materials? What are specialized formats? What are accessible technologies? Answer these questions and more.

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    10:45AM – 12:15PM ET on Saturday, April 2, 2016

    This session at the NH Parent Information Center Conference will focus on students with learning disabilities who may need accessible materials and technologies for access to the general curriculum. Main discussion points will include an overview of accessible materials and technologies, identification of features that increase the accessibility for students with learning disabilities, and ways to work with educators to increase the availability and use of accessible materials and technologies.

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    12:00PM – 1:30PM ET on Monday, November 20, 2017

    Join us for an overview of how parents and educators can begin their journey with accessible materials and assistive technology for young children. Topics covered will include how to approach your search, the types of materials and technology available, and the impact it can have on a child’s development of literacy, socialization, and communication skills. This webinar will be led by Assistive Technology Specialists from the PACER Simon Technology Center in Minnesota.

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    9:20AM – 10:50AM EST on Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Join this session for a highly interactive discussion between panelists and participants. State representatives will open a discussion about innovations, current trends and issues of importance related to accessible materials and technologies (Co-hosted by Florida’s MTSS, Technology & Learning Connections Team).

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    8:20AM – 9:20AM CT on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    The Assistive Technology (R)evolution will cover AT and access to the general curriculum.

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    10:30AM – 11:30AM ET on Thursday, March 22, 2018

    AEM Center staff, Cynthia Curry and Luis Perez, discuss the purchase and use of accessible educational materials and technologies with Education Talk Radio host, Larry Jacobs.

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    9:20AM – 10:50AM EDT on Thursday, February 1, 2018

    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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    4:10PM – 5:00PM CT on Thursday, November 1, 2018

    Education agencies and institutions across K-12 and higher ed are legally obligated to provide accessible educational materials and accessible technologies (AEM) to learners who need them. In this interactive session, you’ll engage with seven Quality Indicators for including accessibility in the procurement of educational materials and technologies. You’ll also practice using a self-assessment tool that you can bring back to your colleagues for monitoring continuous improvement in the provision of accessible materials and technologies.