Recorded: March 10, 2021 – Prior to 2004, most instructional materials were printed on paper making them inaccessible to many students with disabilities. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) put into motion provisions to help improve the quality and delivery of accessible instructional materials (AIM) to blind students and other students with print disabilities. Since then, we have all moved to the digital world and these provisions of IDEA 2004 have been expanded and revised to reflect the need for schools to ensure all content (paper and digital) are accessible educational materials (AEM).
In this webinar we provide an overview of the regulatory requirements, resources, and guidelines. The webinar also provides information on how schools can ensure all their digital and non-digital content are accessible to all.
Participants will learn:
- What is accessibility any why it is important.
- What materials and content need to be accessible and how to ensure they meet guidelines.
- Where to find resources, training, and support.
- John Brandt
- Jessi Wright
Web resources mentioned during this webinar:
- Accessible Digital Documents and Accessible Web Development resources
- Assistive Technology – services and resources
- AT4Maine – demonstration and loan resources
- Apps as AT – iOS and Android apps that serve as assistive technology
- Paying for AT –
- Publication – Guide for Maine Families on Assistive Technology (AT) and Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) –
- Maine CITE Training webinars – archives
- Maine AEM Program Training webinars – archives
- National Center on Accessible Educational Materials – NC-AEM
- CAST – Universal Design for Learning – resources