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The Accessible Learning Experience Podcast

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Turn learning barriers into learning opportunities by exploring the world of accessibility and Universal Design for Learning.

Each episode of The Accessible Learning Experience features interviews with national, state, and local leaders whose work focuses on turning learning barriers into learning opportunities. These leaders share their top tips and strategies for implementing accessibility best practices in a variety of settings. They also shine a spotlight on the partnerships and collaboration that are needed to create robust systems for the timely provision and use of accessible educational materials and technologies in support of inclusive teaching and learning practices. Episodes are released monthly and you can listen on the web through Anchor or through the podcast app of your choice.

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Episodes

September 2022

S.02, Ep.01: It’s Not Cheating! Myth Busting

Are using assistive technologies and accessible educational materials cheating? Find out in our season two opener.

National AEM Center at CAST
2022

October 2022

S.02, Ep.02: Inclusive Workplaces

Tune in to hear Dr. Eric Moore’s insights on how we can all work to create more inclusive workplaces.

National AEM Center at CAST
2022

November 2022

S.02, Ep.03: Family Engagement & Inclusive Technology Practices

Our guest Yokasta Urena shares her unique perspective on family engagement based on her lived experience as both the parent of a student with a disability and an education professional supporting families in a variety of roles.

National AEM Center at CAST
2022

Season One

  • October, 2021

    S.01, Ep.01: Accessibility at CAST, The Early Years

    National AEM Center at CAST
    2021

    In part 1 of our three-part interview, CAST co-founders David Rose and Skip Stahl look back to the early years of accessibility at CAST and the work that laid the foundation for a number of innovations that continue to shape the field of education today.

  • November, 2021

    S.01, Ep.02: Accessibility at CAST, Moving into Policy

    National AEM Center at CAST
    2021

    In part 2 of our three-part series focusing on the history of accessibility at CAST, CAST co-founder Skip Stahl picks up the story from David Rose in the mid-1990s, when CAST becomes more involved in the world of policy in order to have a broader impact.

  • December 2021

    S.01, Ep.03: Accessibility at CAST, The Legacy Continues

    National AEM Center at CAST
    2021

    In the conclusion of our three-part series exploring the history of accessibility at CAST, co-founders Skip Stahl and David Rose reflect on how that history continues to inspire and inform the work of the technical assistance centers based at CAST.

  • January 2022

    S.01, Ep.04: A State-District Partnership for Accessibility in Georgia

    National AEM Center at CAST
    2022

    In this episode, Carson Cochran, from the Georgia Department of Education, and Somer Smith, from Marietta City Schools, share the insights and lessons they have learned through their collaboration as part of the National AEM Cohort.

  • February, 2022

    S.01, Ep.05: Oklahoma’s Five Star Rubric Promotes Accessibility in Workforce Development

    National AEM Center at CAST
    2022

    In this episode, our guests from Oklahoma share how they collaborated on a Five Star Rubric that will drive continuous improvement on accessibility for workforce development agencies throughout the state.

  • March, 2022

    S.01, Ep.06: How Assistive Technology Opens the Door to Opportunity in Oregon

    National AEM Center at CAST
    2022

    In this episode, our guests from the Tigard-Tualatin School District in Oregon share powerful personal and professional stories highlighting the power of assistive technology and accessible educational materials.

  • April, 2022

    S.01, Ep.07: Stepping Up for Young Children with Disabilities with Assistive Technology

    National AEM Center at CAST
    2022

    In this episode, our friends from Step Up AT explain how they are addressing the challenge of building capacity for the effective use of AT in the diverse settings where young children with disabilities and their families receive services.

  • May 2022

    S.01, Ep.08: Making Learning Inclusive with Clusive

    National AEM Center at CAST
    2022

    In this episode, Lynn McCormack and Kristin Robinson from the Clusive team join us to explain the many accessibility features and Universal Design for Learning supports that are built into Clusive to create a more personalized learning environment that adapts to individual needs and preferences of each learner.


The contents of this podcast were developed under a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Education, #H327Z190004. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer: Rebecca Sheffield, Ph.D.

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