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  • webinar
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    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Thursday, February 28, 2019

    Join a discussion with AEM leaders from Indiana, Ohio, and Texas about best practices for supporting state and district personnel in providing accessible educational materials (AEM) for all learners. What goals and objectives should be included in professional learning opportunities? Where are the resources for building knowledge and skills? Who is the target audience? To get the most out of the webinar, please review AEM Quality Indicator 4 ahead of time. And because the process of providing AEM requires collaboration, gather your colleagues to watch the webinar together!

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    CAST, 2013

    CAST responds to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s draft of Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines.

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    CAST, 2013

    CAST offers recommendations to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) to improve its proposed accommodations for students with disabilities who take PARCC’s large-scale assessment. The accommodations in question concern writing.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Would you like to make reading more accessible for all of your learners? Consider publishing your own EPUB books or documents. This flexible format supports the customization needed to meet the needs of today's diverse readers. With EPUB, learners can adjust the text size and depending on the reader application, choose different fonts, change background colors, and more. In this session, you will explore some of the advantages of publishing to the EPUB format. You will then learn about the different types of EPUB documents you can create, when to use them, and how to get started creating your own EPUB books and documents using a number of free and low-cost tools.

  • As a core member of the CITES Team the TA Specialist will work with team leaders and other team members to support LEAs in ways that increase collaboration and are aligned to the principles and practices of the Universal Design for Learning framework.

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    CAST, 2013

    CAST responds to the U.S. Department of Education Guidance on Title I Peer Review Process

  • presentation
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    Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15, 2019

    Known as a forum that showcases cutting edge technology and practical solutions that can be utilized to remove the barriers that prevent the full participation of persons with disabilities in educational, workplace and social settings, the conference is the largest of its kind in the world. CAST is pleased to participate in this important event.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    The validity of reading along with audio is often questioned by educators and families. What do we know about appropriate and effective uses of audio-supported reading (ASR)? This webinar will demonstrate the advantages of mixing the modalities of sight and sound to support reading. See how ASR enhances reading comprehension by accelerating information processing, reducing cognitive load, and facilitating working memory. A variety of tools that enable ASR across platforms and device types will be described.

  • webinar
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    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Join us as we explore developmentally appropriate apps and other technology resources for supporting the growth of language, play, literacy, and early math skills for children birth to eight years of age. Current research on the use of assistive technology for young children with disabilities will be discussed, as well as the role of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in early childhood settings.

  • webinar

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    This presentation is part of a webinar series co-hosted by the AEM Center and the NIMAC. You’ll be walked through the ins and outs of Bookshare, with particular attention to what you need to know as an AEM State Contact and/or NIMAC State Coordinator. Bookshare is an ebook library for people who read differently and a key source of AEM, and it’s free for all qualified U.S. students and schools thanks to funding from OSEP. Learn how Bookshare can save your districts time and money and how you can partner effectively and efficiently with Benetech, the parent company of Bookshare. Come with your questions for Bookshare and your colleagues.