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National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2021
The AEM Navigator facilitates the process of decision-making around accessible formats of educational materials for individual students. It assists teams in making informed, accurate, and multi-step decisions related to determining a student's need for accessible formats, selecting the format(s) needed, acquiring materials, and determining the…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Instructional Materials, Student Needs, Worksheets
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2021
The availability of high-quality Open Educational Resources (OER) plays an important role in addressing equity issues in education. For its full potential to be realized for every learner, however, OER must be more than openly licensed at a reasonable cost. They must also be usable across the variability that learners bring to any learning…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Accessibility (for Disabled), Equal Education, Students with Disabilities
Carl, Diana; Zabala, Joy; Karger, Joanne; Curry, Cynthia – National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2021
Questions often arise about how accessible educational materials (AEM) might be included in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The two purposes of this article are to (1) help families and educators understand the importance of including AEM in the IEPs of students who require them, and (2) to discuss locations in the IEP where it may be…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Students with Disabilities, Student Needs
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2021
This guide is for any individual seeking to develop knowledge and practical skills related to the "Quality Indicators with Critical Components for K-12." The target audience includes administrators, educators, and service providers at the state and local levels, as well as families of students with disabilities. As a result of completing…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Students with Disabilities, Best Practices, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Karger, Joanne – National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2021
The purpose of this brief is to help families and educators understand the right of students with disabilities who need accessible educational materials to receive these materials in a timely manner. This right is based on provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as well as in the disability civil rights statutes…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Students with Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Instructional Materials
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2020
In early 2020, the AEM Center turned its focus to the start of the education continuum by developing Critical Components for providing accessible materials and technologies for children in early childhood programs. Knowledge development activities focused on understanding the complex early childhood educational system, particularly with respect to…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Early Childhood Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Students with Disabilities
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2020
The purpose of the National AEM Center's Quality Indicators with Critical Components for Workforce Development is to assist workforce development agencies and programs with planning, implementing, and evaluating dynamic, coordinated systems for providing accessible materials and technologies for all career seekers who need them. The ultimate goal…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Educational Quality, Accessibility (for Disabled), Students with Disabilities
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2020
As the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center states, children with disabilities have the right to participate in everyday activities with their typically developing peers. In inclusive early childhood programs and settings, social and learning activities are designed for the participation of all children. The provision and use of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Educational Indicators, Preschool Children
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2020
The purpose of the National AEM Center's Quality Indicators with Critical Components for K-12 is to assist State and local education agencies with planning, implementing, and evaluating dynamic, coordinated systems for providing accessible materials and technologies for all students who need them. The ultimate goal of an AEM provision system is…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Indicators, State Departments of Education, School Districts
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2020
When the "AEM Quality Indicators with Critical Components for Higher Education: Institutes of Higher Education" (ED613012) was updated, a series of interviews were conducted with experts in colleges, universities, and related associations with knowledge and experience in system- or campus-wide accessibility. Additionally, a literature…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Educational Quality, Accessibility (for Disabled)
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2020
The purpose of the National AEM Center's Quality Indicators with Critical Components for Higher Education is to assist institutes of higher education, both at the system and campus level, with planning, implementing, and evaluating dynamic, coordinated systems for providing accessible materials and technologies for all students who need them. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational Quality
Carl, Diana; Zabala, Joy; Karger, Joanne – National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2018
Questions often arise about how accessible educational materials (AEM) and technologies might be included in individualized education programs (IEPs). This resource discusses a number of locations in the IEP where it might be appropriate to refer to a student's use of AEM. The right to accessible educational materials when needed is an inherent…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Individualized Education Programs, Assistive Technology, Students with Disabilities
Curry, Cynthia – National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2018
A digital educational material or technology is accessible when a learner with a disability "is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a learner without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational Technology, Students with Disabilities
Curry, Cynthia; Carl, Diana; Pérez, Luis – National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2018
Accessibility of digital materials and technologies for all learners, including students with disabilities, has captured the attention of stakeholders on both sides of the education marketplace -- consumers and developers. To help consumers take advantage of this moment, this resource explains what accessibility means, why it's important, who…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Students with Disabilities
Zabala, Joy Smiley – National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 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 based on their unique needs in order to participate in and benefit from learning environments built and maintained according to the principles and practices of UDL. A student…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Needs, Equal Education, Barriers
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