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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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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.

Since many of us will be presenting at the ATIA Conference on February 2, February's AEM Café will take place on Thursday, February 9. The topic is: Accessibility in Assessments, Continuing the Conversation.

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.

Upcoming Events

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Accessible Educational Materials in the IEP: Why, Where, and How

Individuals who develop Individual Education Programs (IEPs) will identify appropriate places to include a student's need for and use of accessible educational materials (AEM) and related technologies. Participants will be provided with action steps and resources to be prepared for their next IEP meeting.

1:00PM – 2:00PM ET on Friday, March 3, 2023

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Systems Change in Higher Ed Digital Accessibility

In this session, participants will be led through activities that demonstrate how the Quality Indicators can be implemented within their institutions. Freely available AEM Center resources, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, will be used throughout the session.

Tuesday, March 14 – Friday, March 17, 2023

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Coordinating State and Local Systems for Providing Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

The National AEM Center will share recommendations and resources from a cohort of seven states in their third year of creating coordinated statewide systems for providing AEM and technologies for learners with and without disabilities. You'll leave with tools to replicate these systems in your own settings.

10:00AM – 11:00AM ET on Wednesday, June 28, 2023

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.

  • Webinar

    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.

  • Webinar

    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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