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  • CAST has a long history of work in accessibility, accessible materials, and inclusive technologies. Learn more about our Centers and projects focused on expanding the availability and use of accessible materials as well as creating more inclusive systems that incorporate accessible systems and practices.

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    J. 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 ...

  • 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.

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    S. Stahl, 2004

    The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 mandate increased expectations and accountability for a diverse range of students to access, participate, and progress …

  • 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).

  • Icons of a mobile phone, a tablet, and a desktop computer

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Learn about our newly-released open source CSS/Javascript framework for creating responsive, accessible, flexible websites.

  • 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.

  • Illustration of a series of media representing varied ways of feeling, seeing and hearing content.

    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.

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    Shuttertock graphic by ivector of three individuals whose shadows represent heroes

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Is accessibility for learners with disabilities among the criteria you, your school, district, state, or university use when procuring educational materials and technologies? Join us for this webinar and learn five guidelines that should be a part of any procurement process. You will leave with your first action step toward making learning more accessible in your education setting. You'll be an accessibility hero!

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    Photo of a student speaking

    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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