National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning

OSEP Hosts National Summit and Launches New Attract, Prepare, Retain Resource Page

The 2020 OSEP Summit provided an opportunity by bringing together various stakeholders to explore potential strategies and innovative approaches to address this critical need. The virtual event was held over three days and participants had the opportunity to register for each event individually or attend all three.  An archive of the event can be found on the 2020 OSEP National Summit webpage.  OSEP also launched a new Attract, Prepare, Retain Resources Page that provides research and resources for stakeholders to explore potential strategies, innovative approaches, and additional resources regarding this topic!

The National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center) at CAST is a knowledge-development, information dissemination, and technical assistance project whose activities and actions are designed to:

  1. Expand and disseminate knowledge about Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and technologies among key stakeholder groups.
  2. Increase AEM Center stakeholders’ skills; and motivation.
  3. Improve and enhance the organizational, material and structural capacities of AEM stakeholders so that they effectively use AEM resources.

The overall goal established by CAST and OSEP pertains to improvements in the availability and use of accessible educational materials and technologies for learning.

Director(s)

Cynthia Curry

TA Providers email

aem@cast.org

Regions Served

National

States Served

Alaska
Florida
Indiana
Iowa
Maryland
Ohio
Texas

Level of Support

Intensive

Specialty Area

Equity
Family Engagement
Multi-tiered Systems of Support
Response to Intervention
Transitions (from grade to grade)
Other Specialty Areas: Access to AEM and assistive technology; Policy

Primary Audience

Administrators
Families
School Counselors
School Districts
Schools
State Education Agencies
Teachers
Other Primary Audiences: Higher Education; Workforce Development; Publishers; EdTech Developers

Servivces

Assessment Tools
Coaching
Consulting
Content Expertise
Convening Stakeholders
Technical Assistance and Training