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.
Operations Coordinator, CAST Professional Learning and the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center)
Leslie O'Callaghan provides both the Professional Learning and AEM Teams with a wide variety of administrative assistance.
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.
Co-Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center)
Cynthia Curry is Co-Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center). She is responsible for ensuring that the Center meets its goal to increase the use of accessible educational materials and accessible technologies by learners with disabilities across preK-12, higher education, and workforce development.
2:30PM – 3:30PM PDT on Saturday, March 21, 2015
CUE Conference 2015: Diverse Learners Symposium Spotlight Presentation. Educators and families often struggle with AEM questions. Explore seven points in the IEP process where AEM can be considered and documented. Hear about consideration questions and examples for each point that support use of AEM by students who need them for participation and progress on IEP goals and in general education curriculum.
Executive Assistant & Internship Coordinator
As Executive Assistant, Linda provides comprehensive, high-level support to CAST Co-Founder, David Rose. Her responsibilities include calendar management, travel arrangements, speaker logistics, internal and external communications facilitation ...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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.
2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT on Tuesday, August 18, 2015
This webinar is for families and educators new to accessible educational materials. The first half of the session will include an overview of legal issues, the changing language of AEM, a decision-making process for determining which students need for AEM, and steps to take to address their needs. The second half of the session will be devoted to addressing questions and comments from participants. Follow-up resources will be shared.
Friday, November 3, 2017
Make a gift in celebration of National Philanthropy Day on November 15th.