Self-Paced

Tools and Resources for Making Decisions about Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and Assistive Technology

This tutorial describes the tools and resources to help teams make appropriate decisions about accessible educational materials.

This tutorial describes the tools and resources that can help teams make appropriate decisions about accessible educational materials (AEM) and reading tools. The tutorial will also cover the implementation and evaluate the effectiveness of AEM and reading tools.

Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits by completing an online quiz.

By registering for Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits, you will be provided with a self-paced tutorial using video clips and other resources related to this topic, as well as an online test to assess your knowledge.

This is a web-based, self-guided professional development activity for TVIs, VRTs, O&Ms, Parents, Teachers of the Deafblind or Severely Impaired, and Rehabilitation Specialists. ACVREP has approved this course for Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialists for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS).

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Learning Goals and Objectives
Upon completion of this tutorial, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the purposes of assessment tools for literacy support.
  • Locate the “Guidelines for the Provision of Accessible Instructional Materials” for their state or district.
  • Name 4 major decision points for determining specialized formats for an individual student.
  • Explain the role of Assistive Technology within the Expanded Core Curriculum.
Disclosure:

  • Upon successful completion of the test, you will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits (your choice). You will be able to print a signed Perkins certificate demonstrating that you earned the credits.
  • Instructions on how to enroll in the tutorial and take the online test will be emailed to you after you have successfully registered. Perkins eLearning profiles are unique to the learning platform, and separate from any other username/password you have with Perkins. If you already have a user profile for the learning platform, you will use that existing profile to access the tutorial.

Level:
Introductory
Length:
Multiple days
Credits:
1.5 Continuing Education
1.5 Professional Development
1.5 ACVREP
1.5 CTLE