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AEM Center Events

The AEM Center at CAST offers free technical assistance webinars and presentations at national convenings and conferences, with the goal of increasing the availability and use of accessible educational materials and technologies for learners with disabilities across the lifespan.

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Advancing K-12 OER Through a Collaborative Model

The session will feature a panel with members of K-12 Voices for Open, including district, state, and organizational leaders in open education to discuss pressing issues for the K-12 open education environment.

5:00PM – 5:55PM ET on Monday, October 18, 2021

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Leading and Teaching with Empathy: Leveraging Technology, Accessibility for All

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will be demonstrated to guide implementing accessibility. Tools teachers can use to immediately begin applying accessibility in the creation of their own digital content will be demonstrated and practiced. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences using web based accessibility tools.

1:30PM – 3:30PM ET on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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You Can Make an EPUB: Easy Tools to Get You Started

Want to learn how to improve the readability and usability of your materials? Join us to learn how to create accessible content with EPUB. Other tools for making accessible epub will be explored. Make your materials more inclusive for everyone!

2:15PM – 3:15PM ET on Thursday, January 27, 2022

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What's New with AEM in 2022

Join us to learn about new and updated resources from the AEM Center that will make you into an accessibility hero for all students, including those who have disabilities.

4:30PM – 5:30PM ET on Thursday, January 27, 2022

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Systems Change: What It takes at Every Level

Panelists represent AT leadership perspectives from the local, national, and international levels. They will share their perceptions of technology systems change and consider how the AT field can develop the next generation of AT leaders to meet future demands.

8:30AM – 9:30AM ET on Friday, January 28, 2022

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Grab a cup of TA at the AEM Café

How are you approaching accessibility in your learning environment? Are you stuck in a rut? Need some new ideas? Struggling with a challenge? Eager to share a new idea or strategy with others?

Meet CAST’s team of friendly Technical Assistance Specialists at the AEM Café! 

Every first Thursday of the month from 1:00–2:00 pm PT / 4:00–5:00 pm ET, we’ll focus on a topic, share some little-known resources from the AEM Center, and the rest is up to you. Show up, chat, ask questions, or just listen to the conversation. The AEM Café is open and ready to welcome you.

The AEM Café blend of the month (topic) for Thursday, November 4 will be Making STEM Accessible. 

Register once for the entire AEM Café monthly series

Have an idea for a topic? Let us know by filling out this quick form, or share it with us on Twitter using #AEM4All and tagging @CAST_UDL.

New to AEM Center events?

The AEM Center uses Zoom, which supports a number of keyboard shortcuts for accessibility. If this is your first time using Zoom, please learn more about joining a Zoom webinar and joining a Zoom meeting.

Selected Archives

  • Webinar

    1-2-3 Captions: Workflows for Creating Accessible Video

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Monday, May 18, 2020

    Learn three simple ways you can create a captioned video that supports both accessibility and understanding.

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    Coming to Terms: The Meaning of "Accessible"

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Monday, May 11, 2020

    Join us for this webinar as we take a deep dive into (1) distinguishing the meanings of "accessibility" and (2) clarifying what it means in the context of access for students with disabilities.

  • Webinar

    Making Math Notation Accessible

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Learn about the latest technologies for making math accessible to diverse learners.

  • Webinar

    Creating Accessible Documents and Slide Decks

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Monday, April 13, 2020

    Learn skills for creating documents and slide decks that are usable for all learners, including students who use assistive technology.

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    Personalizing the Reading Experience

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Monday, March 30, 2020

    Learn skills that you and your students can use to personalize digital reading experiences.

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