A weekly half hour chat focused on improving access to education for PK-12 students through the use of Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Assistive Technology (AT).
A2: Having people hand hold you through the process of obtaining accessible materials is SO helpful. I know from experience that you are in good hands with @mwhammond1@ss4122 and @cepatins with the ICAM! #PatinsIcam
A3: AEM are specialized formats of curricular content that can be used by and with print-disabled learners and include Braille, audio, large print, and digital text. Such materials have historically been referred to as AEM (Accessible Educational Materials). #PatinsIcam
A7: Because it is great to have a highly trained educator at the helm of making appropriate education happen. Even more so schools need to have a formal system in place so that EVERYONE knows how to contact the DRM for help! #PatinsIcam
A8: The school corporation is still responsible for providing accessible materials if they are not available through ICAM. These materials must be either purchased or created by the school corporation. The ICAM can provide guidance. #PatinsIcam
A8: Totes ma-goats! If a student struggles with visual decoding and/or comprehension, auditory text may be the best way to make the curriculum accessible. I found out today that some high school textbooks are read aloud by random wonderful people on YouTube! #PatinsIcam