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    J. Zabala, 2016

    Universal Design for Learning is the firm foundation for the education all students. Some students with more intensive support needs also require individualized services.

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    Andrew I. Hashey, et al., 2014

    As online learning opportunities continue to spread—31 states now offer full-time virtual schooling, serving 275,000 students—educators need to make choices about how best to reach and teach all of their students. As in traditional ...

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    Joanne Karger et al., 2014

    This article summarizes the key legal and policy issues associated with the provision of digital learning materials to students with text-related disabilities, including dyslexia. These issues include the challenges posed by digital text ...

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    Gayl Bowser, et al., 2012

    The shift from print to digital text has the potential to offer greater access to information for a wide range of students who are unable to use traditional printed instructional materials effectively. There is, however, a danger with ...

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    D. Rose & G. Vue, 2010

    The future is imagined by “pre-creating” the Presidential Address at the IDA Annual Conference in 2020. It begins by reviewing policy changes from 2004, including the National Instruction Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS), which led …

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    12:00PM – 1:00PM ET on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Does your educational institution narrowly address accessibility as a compliance issue? Learn how to face it by implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in your initial framework. In this webinar, hosted by Verbit and featuring the AEM Center's Cynthia Curry, participants will learn how to take accessibility further by implementing UDL, a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all learners. The webinar will provide insight on where to begin on your UDL journey, and will explore the impact of incorporating UDL and AI tools in your educational framework. This is a free webinar hosted by Verbit as part of their The Accessible Classroom Redefined series.

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    Director of Digital Communications & Outreach

    As Director of Digital Communications & Outreach, Mindy Johnson develops and oversees a consistent digital communications strategy for all CAST online and social media outreach to promote and extend CAST’s strategic plan.

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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Successful transition processes occur when the planning team is well-informed about the student’s abilities, needs, and available services. Whether moving on to higher education or workforce training, a student may need accessible materials and accessible technologies included in a transition plan to reach postsecondary goals. Where within a transition plan should a team address this? What are the rights and responsibilities of the student? What should students expect from higher education institutions and workforce agencies? Bring your planning teams and join the discussion.

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    2:00PM – 3:00PM EST on Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Seeking digital materials that are accessible and widely usable by students with a variety of strengths and challenges can be difficult. The first half of this session will provide an overview of features to look for when considering digital educational materials. The second half of the session will be devoted to addressing questions and comments from participants. Follow-up resources will be shared.

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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Designers of PDF documents take great pride in creativity and visual appeal.Did you know that PDFs can be accessible to readers with disabilities without sacrificing design? And when your materials are accessible, you’ll reach a wider and more diverse audience. Join this webinar to see how accessible PDF design is responsible, inclusive, and - yes - attractive.