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  • A person reading braille text

    Learn about the supports learners and families need to effectively use the accessible formats provided to them, including delivery technologies, training, instructional strategies, support services and accommodations and/or modifications.

  • Teachers collaborating in a K–12 environment

    Explore the coordinating systems needed for K-12 and learn how to develop or revise a K-12 system to address best practices for the provision of accessible materials and technologies.

  • What does it mean to say materials and technologies are accessible? Being clear on the answer to this question will prepare you to get the most from the remaining modules of our online learning series on accessible materials and technologies.

  • Presentation
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    9:20AM – 10:20AM ET on Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Learn how to make self-created K-12 and higher ed STEM curriculum materials - including documents, graphics, and videos - accessible to all learners. The four accessible design principles of POUR will be applied to STEM-related course content through a series of material makeover demonstrations. Common examples of materials created by K-12 and higher ed STEM faculty will be first displayed in traditional formats, followed by POUR-aligned accessible versions. Skills covered in this session will include best practices for writing alt text and descriptions for technical images, charts, and graphics; creating closed captions and audio descriptions for video; the application of MathML in documents and websites to make mathematical and scientific notation accessible; and tools for making coding and basic computer science concepts accessible for all learners.

  • Webinar
    Photos of Cynthia Curry & Joy Zabala

    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.

  • Whether you are independently selecting a digital material or a member of a procurement committee, you are in a position to prioritize accessibility. Learn best practices for identifying accessibility features and what to look for in procurement policies and procedures.

  • Screenshot of the AEM Pilot tool

    The AEM Pilot is an interactive web-based tool that guides K-12 districts to become more inclusive learning spaces for students with disabilities. Building background knowledge about accessible educational materials and technologies, conducting self-assessments, and monitoring continuous progress are all facilitated by the AEM Pilot.

  • Webinar
    Illustration of a calculator speaking aloud

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

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

  • The AEM Center at CAST offers free resources—including videos, policy briefs, articles, and quick reads—to support our goal of increasing the availability and use of accessible educational materials and technologies for learners with disabilities across the lifespan.

  • Presentation
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    4:30PM – 5:30PM ET on Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Experience the latest technologies for making math accessible to diverse learners. Math is its own language, and the ability to perceive and process the information in math content can be a barrier that prevents some learners from pursuing careers in math and related STEM fields. In this session, you will explore tools that provide multiple representations of math text, including text to speech supports and sonification.

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