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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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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.

AEMing for Access

In this 30-minute series, the AEM center will bring educators together to talk about specific topics related to AEM. How are you approaching accessibility in your learning environment? Need some new ideas? Stuck on a challenge? Eager to share with others? Participants will leave with usable, bite-size information. Think of it like office hours with a focus on accessibility, accessible educational materials, accessible and assistive technologies!

Join us every other Thursday at 1pm ET. Our next topic is Accessibility as the Beating Heart of UDL on Thursday, May 16. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register once for the entire AEMing For Access series.

Did you miss a webinar? We have all of the previous episodes recorded! 

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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.

Join us for the next conversation at the AEM Café on Thursday, May 2nd! Our blend of the month (topic) will be Accessible STEM and Title II Update. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

The 3 AEMigos: AT, AEM and Accessible Technology

Come join the fun as CAST's TA Specialists at the National AEM Center clarify the concepts and relationships of accessible materials, assistive technology, and technology for supporting students with disabilities. Presenters will share resources and best practices for implementing them, and facilitate discussions and reflections among participants to help them apply the knowledge to their own contexts.

2:45PM – 4:00PM MT on Monday, June 3, 2024

Presentation

Designing for Accessibility from the Beginning: How to Create and Vet Accessible Materials

Join this session to gain insight on easy-to-implement techniques that can help the busy educator vet apps for accessibility quickly to decide which ones should be loved (and kept) and which ones should be…listed (as in passed on)! Learn to direct your limited resources to those apps that will better meet the needs of all of your learners.

4:15PM – 5:30PM MT on Monday, June 3, 2024

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Creating an Environment of Trust to Support Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

1EdTech specifications along with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) contribute to an educational ecosystem that embraces diversity, equity, and accessibility. Join the session to explore these options further and engage in meaningful discussions about enhancing learning experiences!

9:20AM – 10:00AM MT on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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