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  • Photo of Joy Zabala holding her OCALI award

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    On Thursday, November 17 at OCALICON 2016 held in Columbus, OH, Joy Zabala, CAST's Director of Technical Assistance and Co-Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, was one of the recipients of the 2016 OCALI Awards.

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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    In Part 3 of our webinar series, we’ll focus on how accessibility applies to digital materials and technologies. How does assistive technology relate to accessibility? What guidance might you give to your state and local districts for the procurement process? What resources are available? Please bring your questions.

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    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    Join a discussion with AEM leaders from Florida and Texas about policies and guidelines that support the provision of accessible educational materials (AEM) for all learners. What should be included in policies? How are guidelines developed and communicated? Who shares in the responsibilities? To get the most out of the webinar, please review AEM Quality Indicator 3 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 works with organizations and stakeholders in a number of fields to find ways of improving learning opportunities in today's rapidly changing world. Find out more about our exciting work in this area.

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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    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 an IEP to support effective use. Additional resources will be shared.

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    Friday, November 3, 2017

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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.

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    2:00PM – 3:00PM EST on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    This webinar is for educators and families who are new to accessible educational materials (AEM). This webinar provides current basic information about the provision of accessible materials. Topics in this introductory webinar include legal issues, the changing language of AEM, a decision-making process, and how to locate and use supporting resources.

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    1:00PM – 2:00PM ET on Friday, September 29, 2017

    Whether you're preparing to be a general or special educator, the students of your future will need accessible educational materials (AEM), a provision of IDEA 2004. In this webinar, you'll learn what accessibility means, who needs AEM, and how AEM is provided to learners. Most importantly, we'll share strategies for how you can start preparing now to be AEM ready for your first class of learners. Tweet us your burning questions ahead of the webinar by tagging us @AEM_Center and using the hashtag #PreService.

  • Photo of Skip Stahl

    Senior Policy Analyst; Co-Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

    A nationally recognized expert in accessible educational materials and Universal Design for Learning, Skip Stahl has extensive experience in advising education stakeholders--including states, district leaders, publishers and policy makers--on how to ...