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  • A screenshot of the AEM home page

    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.

  • Cynthia Curry receiving the Exemplary Program Award in Educational Technology from ACRES.

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

    The AEM Center at CAST is the recipient of the 2019 Exemplary Program Award in Educational Technology from ACRES.

  • 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.

  • Photo of Leslie O'Callaghan

    Operations Coordinator

    Leslie O'Callaghan provides administrative assistance to our National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center) and Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES)

  • Photo of Cynthia Curry

    Project Director, AEM Center & CITES

    Cynthia Curry is Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center) and the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES). She is responsible for ensuring that the Centers meet their goals to increase the use of accessible educational materials and accessible technologies by learners with disabilities across preK-12, higher education, and workforce development.

  • CAST logo

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re here to help you continue to make remote learning accessible and inclusive.

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    The Path to Being an AEM Cohort State with Cynthia Curry & Luis Pérez | National Center on Accessible Educational Materials | #aem4all

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Friday, February 14, 2020

    The AEM Center is teaming up with five states across the country to build better systems for providing AEM and related technologies to individuals in education settings that range from early childhood through postsecondary. If selected, your team will receive individualized support and coaching from the AEM Center over a four-year partnership. Together, we’ll implement high leverage and evidence-based practices for building statewide and local systems for the timely provision and effective use of AEM and accessible technologies for all learners who need them. Join us for an information session on the benefits and responsibilities of being an AEM Cohort state, as well as the specifics of the application process for joining the cohort.

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    Take flight with the AEM Pilot

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Get to know the AEM Pilot, a free, web-based teaching, self-assessment and progress monitoring tool for school districts. In this session, you and your fellow passengers will be guided through the tool, and coaching on how the AEM Pilot can be used in your own settings will also be included.

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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.

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    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.