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    AEM Center, 2011

    Implementation of the NIMAS and a corresponding increase in NIMAS filesets and their submission to the NIMAC have brought questions to light regarding practical implementation of the Standard.

  • CAST’s staff publishes books, journal articles, policy statements, magazine and newsletter pieces, and also contributors to radio programs, podcasts, and videos. See some of our latest work below.

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    CAST works with organizations and stakeholders in a number of fields to find ways of improving learning opportunities in today's rapidly changing world. Find out more about our exciting work in this area.

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    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    CAST supports New Hampshire educators through Learning Designed.

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    Director of Technical Assistance

    Joy Smiley Zabala is a leading expert on the use of assistive technology (AT) to improve education for people with disabilities. As a technologist, special educator, teacher trainer, and conference speaker, Dr. Zabala has earned international recognition ...

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    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    CAST and partners awarded $5 million to design software to adapt and customize digital materials for students with disabilities.

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    R. Jackson, 2004

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 stipulates that all students with disabilities must have access to the general curriculum. and stresses the importance of the IEP document in educating students with …

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    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Is accessibility for learners with disabilities among the criteria you, your school, district, state, or university use when procuring educational materials and technologies? Join us for this webinar and learn five guidelines that should be a part of any procurement process. You will leave with your first action step toward making learning more accessible in your education setting. You'll be an accessibility hero!

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    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Thursday, May 9, 2019

    The Quality Indicators for the Provision of Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) can be used by faculty, IT, instructional designers, administrators, and others at higher ed institutions to self-assess and map improvements of course material accessibility. Join a discussion with a panel of higher ed professionals who have experience with many of the Critical Components of the Quality Indicators. To get the most out of the webinar, we recommend previewing the Quality Indicators (http://aem.cast.org/policies/quality-indicators-provision-aem.html) and the Higher Education Critical Components (http://aem.cast.org/policies/higher-education-critical-components.html).

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    Senior Research Scientist

    Richard Jackson assists in the development of CAST's universally designed technology to meet the needs of individuals with visual disabilities.