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  • Illustration of a series of media representing varied ways of feeling, seeing and hearing content

    2019–2024

    The AEM Center is a technical assistance center for education stakeholders that provides support for the procurement and use of accessible educational materials. In addition, the AEM Center provides support for the use of AEM in early learning, higher education, and workplace settings and has extended its reach to include educational materials that are first developed and distributed in digital formats.

  • guide

    AEM Center, 2019

    AMPs produce instructional materials in specialized formats such as braille, large print, audio, or digital text. This guide provides basic information about three AMPs that use NIMAS source files to convert materials into student-ready specialized formats.

  • guide

    AEM Center, 2017

    AMPs produce instructional materials in specialized formats such as braille, large print, audio, or digital text. This guide provides basic information about three AMPs that use NIMAS source files to convert materials into student-ready specialized formats.

  • article

    Joanne Karger et al., 2014

    This article summarizes the key legal and policy issues associated with the provision of digital learning materials to students with text-related disabilities, including dyslexia. These issues include the challenges posed by digital text ...

  • National Center on Accessible Educational Materials logo | IDEAs that Work: U.S. Office of Special Education Programs

    Friday, October 25, 2019

    With four partners, CAST will continue work begun in 1999 to improve curriculum access for individuals with disabilities.

  • Worker fixing an engine

    2018–2022

    The AccessATE project goal is to support the ATE community and provide grantees with the tools and knowledge to increase the accessibility and usability of their resources and activities. CAST will be providing technical assistance on accessibility and Universal Design for Learning to ATE Centers and ATE research grants.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM EST on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    This webinar is for educators and families who are new to accessible educational materials (AEM). This webinar provides current basic information about the provision of accessible materials. Topics in this introductory webinar include legal issues, the changing language of AEM, a decision-making process, and how to locate and use supporting resources.

  • presentation

    2:00PM – 4:45PM ET on Friday, November 8, 2019

    Accessibility of an OER means that all students are afforded the same opportunity to learn from a material, regardless of the tools they use for access. Learner variability is the norm, not the exception, so consideration of the ways students interact with digital materials is essential for curating and authoring inclusive OER.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Overview of UDL and accessibility as applied to blended learning initiatives including production of digital materials, selection of technologies, and effective integration of assistive technologies. Hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

  • article

    S. Stahl, 2004

    The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 mandate increased expectations and accountability for a diverse range of students to access, participate, and progress …