AEM Takeaways: Accessible Materials & Formats (National Center on Accessible Educational Materials)
The AEM Takeaway series is a collection of short and engaging learning modules on topics related to providing and using accessible materials and technology. Each module includes a brief video featuring an AEM Center team member explaining a term, concept, or practice, followed by a professional from the field who provides a practical perspective. With each module you’ll also find additional resources related to the topic. Use these to extend the video for training and professional learning in your state, district, university, job training program, parent center, or other setting.
In this video of the AEM Takeaways series, you will build an understanding of what accessibility is and why it is important to have a common understanding of accessibility, especially when working with students with disabilities who require accessible materials and technologies. People often interchange the word accessible with terms like “available,” or “easily located.” Hear from voices in the field as they address the importance of accessibility and having a common understanding. (2:24 minutes)
In this video of the AEM Takeaways series, you will build an understanding of what Accessible Educational Materials are and why it is an important to have a common understanding of what makes materials accessible, especially when working with students with disabilities who require them. (3:52 minutes)
In this video of the AEM Takeaways series, you will build an understanding of what accessible formats are and how they can be used to break down barriers with print and digital text-based materials for eligible students. (4:39 minutes)