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  • presentation

    10:30AM – 11:30AM ET on Thursday, March 22, 2018

    AEM Center staff, Cynthia Curry and Luis Perez, discuss the purchase and use of accessible educational materials and technologies with Education Talk Radio host, Larry Jacobs.

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    Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center)

    Cynthia Curry is Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center). She is responsible for ensuring that the Center meets its goal to increase the use of accessible educational materials and accessible technologies by learners with disabilities across preK-12, higher education, and workforce development.

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    2014–2019

    The AEM Center is a resource 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.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT on Thursday, September 17, 2015

    As more and more students receive accessible educational materials in a timely manner, it is time to think about how these materials are impacting the educational outcomes of students to whom they are provided. This webinar will highlight three aspects in which change would be expected to occur and consider ways to capture qualitative and quantitative data on these changes. Time will be provided for participant questions and comments.

  • presentation

    9:30AM – 12:30PM CDT on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    Presentation at the Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference (TATN) 2015.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM EST on Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Seeking digital materials that are accessible and widely usable by students with a variety of strengths and challenges can be difficult. The first half of this session will provide an overview of features to look for when considering digital educational materials. The second half of the session will be devoted to addressing questions and comments from participants. Follow-up resources will be shared.

  • webinar
    AEM in the IEP: Where Do Accessible Materials and Technologies Fit?

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Just in time for the upcoming IEP "season," this webinar takes families and educators through seven points in the IEP development process at which AEM might reasonably be considered and documented. Participants will be provided with IEP requirements at each point and questions related to consideration of accessible materials. Discussion will include a model of how accessible materials and technologies could be documented in IEPs to support effective use.

  • online course

    Wednesday, July 11 – Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    The National AEM Center invites you to participate in a free professional development opportunity to improve the accessibility of the materials your students use for learning. Many students with disabilities experience barriers to using curriculum materials due to physical, sensory, or learning disabilities. The outcome of the offered professional development is that you will improve your students’ access to the same curriculum materials as their classmates. And, we’re certain that you’ll discover that accessibility improves the quality of your curriculum for all learners. For this activity, we’re targeting educators in their first, second, or third year of teaching; however, we welcome all interested participants. Small groups from the same school or district are encouraged.

  • 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 ...

  • webinar
    Fitting Accessible Educational Materials in Your Teacher Education Program

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Ensuring that new teachers have knowledge and skills about accessible educational materials (AEM) and accessible technologies is essential to teacher preparation. But determining how to include these in an already overflowing program is a common challenge for teacher educators. Join us for practical considerations, strategies, and resources for preparing pre-service teachers to provide AEM.