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  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    When you deliver a presentation at a conference or at a meeting, you want everyone in attendance to understand your message. However, many presenters unintentionally erect barriers that make that goal difficult for some attendees. In this webinar, you will learn about best practices for making your presentations accessible to a wider audience that includes not only people with disabilities, but also people who call into a presentation and do not have access to the visuals, and those sitting in the back row of a large room. You will learn techniques for making your slides more accessible using a number of popular presentation tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple’s Keynote and Google Slides, as well as how to design an accessible handout that provides value even after the presentation is over. Finally, you will learn how to deliver your presentation in a way that allows everyone to participate and engage.

  • UDL On Campus logo

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    CAST today made public a redesign of UDL On Campus: Universal Design in Higher Education (http://udloncampus.cast.org), a popular website that helps postsecondary educators improve learning opportunities for all students through better curriculum design and technology choices.

  • Photo of Leslie O'Callaghan

    Operations Coordinator, CAST Professional Learning and the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center)

    Leslie O'Callaghan provides both the Professional Learning and AEM Teams with a wide variety of administrative assistance.

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    Technical Assistance Specialist

    As a Technical Assistance Specialist with CAST’s AEM Center, Steve Nordmark focuses on “back end” work with curriculum developers, standards organizations and industry groups, developing partnerships and identifying opportunities to increase the availability of accessible materials and technologies.

  • webinar
    Photo of Luis Perez, Inclusive Learning Evangelist, Twitter: @eyeonaxs

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    In this webinar we’ll use the UDL framework to examine the benefits of captioning that go beyond making videos more accessible for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing. For example, captions can benefit those learning how to read and those who speak English as a second language. We’ll then explore a number of best practices for creating more effective captions, and learn about a few tools to get started with a captioning workflow for your own videos.

  • presentation

    9:00AM – 10:00AM ET on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    This is a one hour keynote and question and answer for the faculty of Worcester State University in Worcester, MA.

  • article

    Janet Gronneberg and Sam Johnston, 2015

    This article summarizes Universal Design for Learning, a framework for the design of materials and instructional methods that are usable by a wide range of students.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:30PM ET on Thursday, December 14, 2017

    If you’re an AEM State Contact and/or a NIMAC State Coordinator, you play a critical role in ensuring that accessible educational materials are provided in a timely manner to the students in your state who need them. Whether you’re new or have a history in this position, please join the NIMAC and the AEM Center as we discuss the importance of these roles, responsibilities, and the technical assistance and resources available to you. We’ll reserve plenty of time for your questions. This is the first of two joint webinars to support the work of AEM State Contacts and NIMAC State Coordinators. Early in 2018, the NIMAC and the AEM Center will co-present on the provision of NIMAS files and related topics.

  • webinar

    3:30PM – 4:30PM ET on Thursday, April 14, 2016

    This presentation is for TAACCCT grantees to help them understand how to meet TAACCCT grant requirements to develop courses and programs that are universally designed and meet international web content accessibility guidelines 2.0 AA.

  • Photo of CAST timeline mural

    CAST through the years: One mission, many innovations. A look at CAST's history and accomplishments from 1984 through today.