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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.

The AEM Café blend of the month (topic) for Thursday, December is Creating Accessible Web Sites.

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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Presentation

Rural Learning Community Call

Rural Learning Community calls bring together youth practitioners with whom Rural Youth Catalyst has been working for many years. During this monthly call, CAST's Alison Driscoll will share a bit about the AEM Center and answer questions call participants may have about accessible educational materials outside of the K12 system. Resources will be exchanged, training bites will be offered, and space will be created for call participants to exchange ideas and challenges.

1:30PM – 2:30PM ET on Thursday, December 8, 2022

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Leveraging Technology Tools to Provide Equitable Learning Opportunities for ALL Students

CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, collaborate with edWeb.net to produce a monthly national broadcast for Superintendents and school leaders, The EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel Series, which focuses on technology innovations through the lens of Superintendent leadership.

5:00PM – 6:00PM ET on Monday, January 9, 2023

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Accessibility in the IEP: Why, Where, and How

Individuals who engage with and serve as members of IEP teams will identify appropriate places within the IEP to refer to a student's need and use of accessible educational materials and technologies.

12:30PM – 2:30PM CT on Tuesday, January 24, 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.

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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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