CAST, along with partners from SRI International and the Inclusive Design Research Centre, are creating tools to ensure that K-12 students with disabilities get engaging, high-quality accessible digital learning materials, especially open education resources (OERs). The products and resources developed by CISL will enable teachers to customize instruction for the diverse needs of students with disabilities.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The goal: Open Educational Resources that are more accessible and discoverable, and that provide needed accommodations.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Senior Policy Analyst
A nationally recognized expert in accessible educational materials and Universal Design for Learning, Skip Stahl has extensive experience in advising education stakeholders--including states, district leaders, publishers and policy makers--on how to ...
An evolving resource collection to support inclusive remote learning, curated by CAST.
12:45PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Accessible educational materials and technologies provide opportunities for learners with disabilities to “acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services” as learners without disabilities. One format for presenting content in a flexible way that addresses the needs and preferences of our diverse learners is EPUB. In this session, participants will learn about best practices for ensuring the accessibility of EPUB publications so that they work for all learners.
C. Hitchcock, et al., 2002
The 1997 IDEA amendments stipulate that students with disabilities are entitled to access, participation, and progress within the general education curriculum. This language offers greater potential educational opportunities for students …
3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Ensuring that all learners receive accessible educational materials (AEM) in a timely manner requires a coordinated provision system. In this first webinar of a 5-part series, join AEM leaders from Iowa, Ohio, and Texas in a discussion about how these states implement NIMAS requirements for print materials and meet digital accessibility requirements for edtech. To get the most out of the webinar, please review AEM Quality Indicators 1 and 2 ahead of time. And because the process of providing AEM requires collaboration, gather your colleagues to watch the webinar together!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
CAST released a statement after the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee introduced the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674), which aims to improve opportunities for students from all backgrounds.
D. Rose & G. Vue, 2010
The future is imagined by “pre-creating” the Presidential Address at the IDA Annual Conference in 2020. It begins by reviewing policy changes from 2004, including the National Instruction Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS), which led …