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1 Equalizing the Playing Field: Technology Supports $00.00 to $$$$$ College and Career Readiness Conference Summer 2014

2 Universal Design for Learning http://www.udlcenter.org/resource_library/videos/udlcenter/guidelines

3 Welcome to the World of the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) 3 www.cast.org

4 UDL Resources http://www.udlcenter.org/sites/udlcenter.org/files/updateguidelines2_0.pdf

5 Accessible Instructional Materials

6 What are AIM?  Materials designed or converted  Usable across widest range of student variability  IDEA Print instructional materials transformed into specialized formats

7 Overcoming Barriers  Printed instructional materials can be a barrier to: Participation Achievement

8 Which format is the right one?  Aim Navigator T

9 Bookshare.org  https://www.bookshare.org/ https://www.bookshare.org/  http://www.learningally.org/audiobook- membership/?gclid=CKng99OXhL4CFbM 7OgodZSIA4Q

10 A.T.TIPS CAST  Chris Bugaj  http://attipscast.com/ / http://attipscast.com/  Episode 130: Providing Accessible Instructional Materials, Story 1 131: Providing Accessible Instructional Materials, Story 2 133: Purchasing Accessible Learning Materials, Story 3

11 Equalizing the Playing Field: Software & Web Support

12 Adobe Acrobat Professional  Read Out Loud- View Menu- View…Activate Read Out Loud Read Out Loud- Read …one paragraph at a time  Visual Presentation Edit/Preferences-Accessibility

13 Tablets & Apps http://indicators.knowbility.org/docs/resourcebank/UDL_Placemat_Core_iPad_Apps.pdf

14 Multiple Flexible Options  Ginger Software www.gingersoftware.com  My Study Bar http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.ac.uk/eduapps/mystudybar.php 14

15 Web-Based Resources  Locate LSS Databases What resources did you find? What would you recommend?

16 www.thinkport.org

17 www.thinkfinity.org

18 Really Cool Websites!! Karen Janowski Great tools resource blog and Wiki  http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com

19 Maryland Learning Links http://www.marylandlearninglinks.org/  mATch up Tool http://marylandlearninglinks.org/3815 http://marylandlearninglinks.org/3815

20 Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. YOUR THOUGHTS! Q & A 20

21 Resources for Accessing eText  www.bookshare.org www.bookshare.org  www.gutenberg.org www.gutenberg.org Project Gutenberg  www.aph.org/louis/louis.html www.aph.org/louis/louis.html Louis Database of Accessible Materials  www.ipl.org www.ipl.org Internet Public Library  www.tumblebooks.com www.tumblebooks.com  www.tarheelreader.com www.tarheelreader.com

22 Resources for Accessing eText  www.kidpub.com www.kidpub.com KidPub  www.infomotions.com www.infomotions.com Alex Catalogue  www.timeforkids.com www.timeforkids.com Time for Kids  www.weeklyreader.com www.weeklyreader.com Weekly Reader

23 Contacts: Division of Special Education/ Early Intervention Services  Paul Dunford, Branch Chief Programmatic Support and Technical Assistance pdunford@msde.state.md.us pdunford@msde.state.md.us  Marsye Kaplan, Section Chief mkaplan@msde.state.md.us mkaplan@msde.state.md.us  Karla Marty, Section Chief kmarty@msde.state.md.us kmarty@msde.state.md.us  Fran Sorin, Coordinator of Professional Learning fsorin@msde.state.md.us


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