Apr 27, 2017 We’re highlighting resources that recently crossed our desks from the National Center for Accessible Educational Materials.
The National Center for Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) at aem.cast.org offers a host of resources to better understand and make decisions about accessible educational and instructional materials. Some highlights:
There’s an introductory 3:42-minute video:
There’s an AEM Basics section to learn what accessible materials and technologies are, and who needs them.
The AEM Navigator is an interactive tool to help families and educators decide about print-based materials for an individual student. Guiding questions and rich resources are built in to assist in making informed decisions about print-based materials. The AEM Navigator is available in both an online and print version (MSWord, 87 pages, 2015)
The AIM Explorer simulates some of the features found in e-books, online programs, web browsers, and digital text. It lets you try out things like text magnification, different colors, different layouts, and text-to-speech settings to see what works best for a student reading on a screen.