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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

3 Welcome to the World of the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) 3

4 UDL Resources

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/  membership/?gclid=CKng99OXhL4CFbM 7OgodZSIA4Q

10 A.T.TIPS CAST  Chris Bugaj  /  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

14 Multiple Flexible Options  Ginger Software  My Study Bar 14

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

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18 Really Cool Websites!! Karen Janowski Great tools resource blog and Wiki 

19 Maryland Learning Links  mATch up Tool

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   Project Gutenberg  Louis Database of Accessible Materials  Internet Public Library  

22 Resources for Accessing eText  KidPub  Alex Catalogue  Time for Kids  Weekly Reader

23 Contacts: Division of Special Education/ Early Intervention Services  Paul Dunford, Branch Chief Programmatic Support and Technical Assistance  Marsye Kaplan, Section Chief  Karla Marty, Section Chief  Fran Sorin, Coordinator of Professional Learning


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