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Accessible Educational Materials and Technologies in the IEP

(2018, April) | Useful to Parent Centers, educators, and parents in: considering a student’s need for accessible materials and technologies, and where to specify what is needed in each student’s IEP This brief comes from the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, otherwise known as the AEM Center. It’s 17 pages long, but provides excellent guiding […]

How to Design and Deliver Content for Diverse Audiences | Webinar

Want to prepare top-notch presentations? This archived webinar from August 2018 discusses best practices for making your presentations accessible to a wider audience that includes not only people with disabilities, but also people who call into a presentation and do not have access to the visuals, and those sitting in the back row of a large room.

The webinar also describes techniques for making your slides more accessible using a number of popular presentation tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple’s Keynote, and Google Slides, as well as how to design an accessible handout that provides value even after the presentation is over. From the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials.

Access the webinar, its slides, and a digital handout.

VisionConnect App by American Foundation for the Blind

Created for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, the VisionConnect app provides a searchable directory of services available in the US and Canada. Users can find services such as computer and technology training, daily living skills training, braille and reading instruction, dog guide training, employment services, low vision services, and more.

Starter Set of Resources on LRE

Updated, April 2017 Looking for information, resources, and technical assistance (TA) to help you and others support children with disabilities in their least restrictive environment in school? Here’s a starter list of places to look online. These will surely lead you to more. ________________________ Quick-jump links Reflecting on the meaning of LRE Availability of accessible […]

FAQs for Parent Centers About Website Accessibility

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in building and maintaining an accessible website. Word version of this FAQ Word version of Staff Technology Skill Survey   This Frequently Asked Questions page was developed by the Accessibility Work Group within the Parent Center network to respond to Parent Center questions about website accessibility and compliance with […]

Accessible Television Portal

In March 2015, the U.S. Department of Education announced the availability of free, video-on-demand children’s television programming for thousands of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing. Dozens of children’s and family TV episodes may now be viewed online featuring closed captioning and descriptions through the Education Department’s Accessible Television Portal project. […]

Bookshare: Providing Accessible Materials for Students with Print Disabilities

The IRIS STAR Legacy modules are meant to help train future teachers, administrators, and other school personnel. This module presents an overview of Bookshare, a project supported by the U.S. Department of Education and OSEP, which provides books in digitized formats to individuals who have print disabilities. Included is information about how such students can […]

All About Accessible Educational Materials

Videos and FAQs about accessible educational materials are available from the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center). The link below will take you to the Center’s About Accessible Educational Materials page, where you can learn the basics of accessible materials and technologies, register for and view webinars and presentations of the Center, and find […]

Module 8: NIMAS

Written in Partnership by: Skip Stahl and Chuck Hitchcock NIMAS Development and Technical Assistance Centers Bonnie D. Jones Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa Küpper NICHCY September 2007 English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in both English and Spanish Module 8 focuses on NIMAS, the National Instructional Materials […]

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