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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • webinar
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • presentation

    3:00PM – 4:00PM PT on Saturday, November 9, 2019

    Learn about the POUR principles for creating and evaluating accessible educational materials that work for all learners.