CAST “Scaffolds” <ul><li>The Teaching Every Student (TES) section of the CAST Web site supports educators in learning abou...
Reaching & Teaching Every Student <ul><li>Materials to Ensure High Standards for Every Learner </li></ul>Skip Stahl, Joy Z...
Universal Design for Learning <ul><li>Is a framework for ensuring access, participation and progress in the general educat...
Principles of UDL <ul><li>Universal Design for Learning calls for ... </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple means of representation ,...
Overview of  Accessible Instructional Materials
IDEA 2004 Final Regulations, Sec 300.172 Accessible Instructional Materials <ul><li>Provisions within the Individuals with...
What are “Core Instructional Materials?” <ul><li>Printed textbooks and related printed core materials published with the t...
What are “Specialized Formats”? <ul><li>Braille (Some states include other Braille-related formats in this definition) </l...
<ul><li>(What you’ve always wanted to know about XML, </li></ul><ul><li>but have been afraid to ask) </li></ul>Sources of ...
The Techie Bits (Deciphered)
The Techie Bits (Deciphered)
The Techie Bits (Deciphered)
The Techie Bits (Deciphered) <ul><li>Digital Media can be “tagged” </li></ul><ul><li>For Structure </li></ul>
The Techie Bits (Deciphered) <ul><li>Digital Media can be “tagged” </li></ul><ul><li>For Meaning </li></ul>
The Techie Bits (Deciphered) <ul><li>With proper tagging, subsequent transformations can create multiple “student-ready” v...
The Techie Bits (Deciphered) This is NIMAS XML
The Techie Bits (Deciphered) Web page from NIMAS XML
The Techie Bits (Deciphered) DAISY Book from NIMAS XML
The Techie Bits (Deciphered) Braille from NIMAS XML
<ul><li>Multiple for Sources for  </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible Instructional Materials </li></ul>
Sources of A.I.M.   <ul><li>The National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) </li></ul>
Other Sources of A.I.M. <ul><li>Accessible Media Producers (AMPs) </li></ul><ul><li>Free Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Commerc...
Think about the UDL Connection
A ccessible  I nstructional  M aterials  are a key element of UDL
Purposes of A.I.M. <ul><li>To provide options in UDL environments </li></ul><ul><li>To provide students who are unable to ...
IDEA 2004 Final Regulations,  Sec 300.172 Accessible Instructional Materials   <ul><li>Provisions in the Individuals with ...
Accessible Instructional Materials… <ul><li>Are related to print textbooks and “core instructional materials” </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>There is no statutory requirement placed on publishers to develop NIMAS files and deposit them in the NIMAC . </li...
Accessible Instructional Materials What Decision-Makers Need to Know about Establishing Need, Selection,  Acquisition, and...
Responsibilities of  Decision-Making Teams <ul><li>Establish  need  for instructional materials in specialized formats </l...
Key questions to guide Decision-making about Accessible Instructional Materials <ul><li>Does this  STUDENT  need instructi...
The Student <ul><li>Can the  student  effectively use the standard print-based textbooks and core related instructional ma...
Selecting Format(s) and Supports The Environments and Tasks One format does not fit all… Different alternate formats may b...
Selecting Formats and Supports <ul><li>The Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Formats, Technology, Instruction, Services, Training, A...
Revisiting Sources of A.I.M . <ul><li>The NIMAC </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible Media Producers (AMPs) </li></ul><ul><li>Free...
Eligibility Not all sources of AIM are available to all students
Library of Accessible Text
Library of Accessible Text
The Near Future
What does this all mean for students? <ul><li>Access Examples </li></ul>
New Opportunities
OK, I get the idea, but who’s making this happen?
<ul><li>The AIM Consortium </li></ul>
The AIM Consortium   working collaboratively to develop quality state-specific solutions CAST, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Lo...
Development at Two Levels     State and Local Education Agencies    Student IEP Teams
Three Goals of the AIM Consortium <ul><li>Increase awareness and timely provision of accessible instructional materials vi...
Accomplishments <ul><li>Quality Indicators for the Provision of  Accessible Instructional Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Ensu...
Accomplishments <ul><li>1 = Emerging;  2 = Planning stages;  3 = Under development;  4 = Partly implemented;  5 = Fully im...
Accomplishments <ul><li>1 = Emerging;  2 = Planning stages;  3 = Under development;  4 = Partly implemented;  5 = Fully im...
Accomplishments <ul><li>1 = Emerging;  2 = Planning stages;  3 = Under development;  4 = Partly implemented;  5 = Fully im...
Accomplishments
Accomplishments In Progress:  Best Practices Products &Services  <ul><li>AIM Decision-Making Guidelines for Identification...
Some Lessons Learned so Far <ul><li>The potential difference that A.I.M. can make in student participation and achievement...
Resources <ul><li>Accessible Instructional Materials  – http://aim.cast.org </li></ul><ul><li>NIMAS at CAST  – http://nima...
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    1. 1. CAST “Scaffolds” <ul><li>The Teaching Every Student (TES) section of the CAST Web site supports educators in learning about and practicing Universal Design for Learning (UDL). </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ </li></ul>
    2. 2. Reaching & Teaching Every Student <ul><li>Materials to Ensure High Standards for Every Learner </li></ul>Skip Stahl, Joy Zabala. CAST
    3. 3. Universal Design for Learning <ul><li>Is a framework for ensuring access, participation and progress in the general education curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Assumes and plans for diverse student strengths and needs </li></ul><ul><li>Places emphasis on using digital technology and other strategies and materials to support diverse learners </li></ul><ul><li>Is not limited to high tech environments </li></ul>
    4. 4. Principles of UDL <ul><li>Universal Design for Learning calls for ... </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple means of representation , to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple means of expression , to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple means of engagement , to tap into learners' interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Overview of Accessible Instructional Materials
    6. 6. IDEA 2004 Final Regulations, Sec 300.172 Accessible Instructional Materials <ul><li>Provisions within the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 require that textbooks and related core instructional materials be provided to students with print disabilities in specialized formats in a timely manner. </li></ul>
    7. 7. What are “Core Instructional Materials?” <ul><li>Printed textbooks and related printed core materials published with the texts… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Written and published primarily for use in elementary and secondary school instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required by state education agency or local education agency for use by students on the classroom </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. What are “Specialized Formats”? <ul><li>Braille (Some states include other Braille-related formats in this definition) </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Digital text </li></ul><ul><li>Large print </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>(What you’ve always wanted to know about XML, </li></ul><ul><li>but have been afraid to ask) </li></ul>Sources of Accessible Instructional Materials
    10. 10. The Techie Bits (Deciphered)
    11. 11. The Techie Bits (Deciphered)
    12. 12. The Techie Bits (Deciphered)
    13. 13. The Techie Bits (Deciphered) <ul><li>Digital Media can be “tagged” </li></ul><ul><li>For Structure </li></ul>
    14. 14. The Techie Bits (Deciphered) <ul><li>Digital Media can be “tagged” </li></ul><ul><li>For Meaning </li></ul>
    15. 15. The Techie Bits (Deciphered) <ul><li>With proper tagging, subsequent transformations can create multiple “student-ready” versions (e.g.; Braille, Digital Talking Book, etc.) from a single source document. </li></ul><ul><li>A Textbook sample </li></ul>
    16. 16. The Techie Bits (Deciphered) This is NIMAS XML
    17. 17. The Techie Bits (Deciphered) Web page from NIMAS XML
    18. 18. The Techie Bits (Deciphered) DAISY Book from NIMAS XML
    19. 19. The Techie Bits (Deciphered) Braille from NIMAS XML
    20. 20. <ul><li>Multiple for Sources for </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible Instructional Materials </li></ul>
    21. 21. Sources of A.I.M. <ul><li>The National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) </li></ul>
    22. 22. Other Sources of A.I.M. <ul><li>Accessible Media Producers (AMPs) </li></ul><ul><li>Free Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Do-It-Yourself </li></ul>
    23. 23. Think about the UDL Connection
    24. 24. A ccessible I nstructional M aterials are a key element of UDL
    25. 25. Purposes of A.I.M. <ul><li>To provide options in UDL environments </li></ul><ul><li>To provide students who are unable to obtain information through the use of traditional print materials with accessible materials appropriate to their individual needs </li></ul><ul><li>To enable students with print disabilities to gain the information they need to complete tasks, master IEP goals, and reach curricular standards </li></ul>
    26. 26. IDEA 2004 Final Regulations, Sec 300.172 Accessible Instructional Materials <ul><li>Provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 require that textbooks and related core instructional materials be provided to students with print disabilities in specialized formats in a timely manner. </li></ul>
    27. 27. Accessible Instructional Materials… <ul><li>Are related to print textbooks and “core instructional materials” </li></ul><ul><li>Include four specialized student-ready formats: Braille, Large Print, Digital and Audio formats </li></ul><ul><li>Include but are not limited to materials produced from NIMAS source files from the NIMAC </li></ul><ul><li>Are influenced by educational and copyright statues </li></ul><ul><li>Must be provided to students with print disabilities served under IDEA, whether or not they qualify to receive NIMAS files through the NIMAC because of blindness, visual impairment, physical disabilities or organic dysfunction </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>There is no statutory requirement placed on publishers to develop NIMAS files and deposit them in the NIMAC . </li></ul><ul><li>SEAs and LEAs must include the requirement to produce a NIMAS file and deposit it in the NIMAC in all purchasing contracts. </li></ul>Accessible Instructional Materials
    29. 29. Accessible Instructional Materials What Decision-Makers Need to Know about Establishing Need, Selection, Acquisition, and Use
    30. 30. Responsibilities of Decision-Making Teams <ul><li>Establish need for instructional materials in specialized formats </li></ul><ul><li>Select specialized format(s) needed by the student for educational participation and achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Determine supports needed for effective use of specialized formats </li></ul><ul><li>Commence SEA and/or LEA-defined acquisition steps that ensure provision of needed formats in a timely manner </li></ul>
    31. 31. Key questions to guide Decision-making about Accessible Instructional Materials <ul><li>Does this STUDENT need instructional materials in specialized formats to access the curriculum and receive a free, appropriate, public education? </li></ul><ul><li>What materials are being used in the student’s classes? In which ENVIRONMENTS are specialized materials needed? </li></ul><ul><li>For which TASKS will the student require materials in which specialized format? </li></ul><ul><li>What TOOLS will the student and others need to support participation and achievement? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formats? Teaching? Technology? Training? Accommodations? Modifications? </li></ul></ul>
    32. 32. The Student <ul><li>Can the student effectively use the standard print-based textbooks and core related instructional materials that will be used across the curriculum by all students? </li></ul><ul><li>IF YES…PROCEED WITH IEP DEVELOPMENT </li></ul><ul><li>IF NO… The team explores the cause of the difficulty and potential solutions </li></ul>
    33. 33. Selecting Format(s) and Supports The Environments and Tasks One format does not fit all… Different alternate formats may be needed for different tasks in different environments
    34. 34. Selecting Formats and Supports <ul><li>The Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Formats, Technology, Instruction, Services, Training, Accommodations, Modifications </li></ul>
    35. 35. Revisiting Sources of A.I.M . <ul><li>The NIMAC </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible Media Producers (AMPs) </li></ul><ul><li>Free Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Do-It-Yourself </li></ul>
    36. 36. Eligibility Not all sources of AIM are available to all students
    37. 37. Library of Accessible Text
    38. 38. Library of Accessible Text
    39. 39. The Near Future
    40. 40. What does this all mean for students? <ul><li>Access Examples </li></ul>
    41. 41. New Opportunities
    42. 42. OK, I get the idea, but who’s making this happen?
    43. 43. <ul><li>The AIM Consortium </li></ul>
    44. 44. The AIM Consortium working collaboratively to develop quality state-specific solutions CAST, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming
    45. 45. Development at Two Levels State and Local Education Agencies Student IEP Teams
    46. 46. Three Goals of the AIM Consortium <ul><li>Increase awareness and timely provision of accessible instructional materials via NIMAS/NIMAC for qualifying students and other means for non-qualifying students. </li></ul><ul><li>Use high-quality procedures and practices </li></ul><ul><li>Produce related products and services that contribute to improving outcomes for all students with print disabilities </li></ul>
    47. 47. Accomplishments <ul><li>Quality Indicators for the Provision of Accessible Instructional Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure appropriate, high-quality instructional materials in specialized formats </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery in a timely manner </li></ul><ul><li>Written guidelines at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>Provides learning opportunities and technical assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Has a systematic process to monitor and evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Uses data to guide changes </li></ul><ul><li>Allocates adequate resources for sustainability </li></ul>
    48. 48. Accomplishments <ul><li>1 = Emerging; 2 = Planning stages; 3 = Under development; 4 = Partly implemented; 5 = Fully implemented </li></ul>
    49. 49. Accomplishments <ul><li>1 = Emerging; 2 = Planning stages; 3 = Under development; 4 = Partly implemented; 5 = Fully implemented </li></ul>
    50. 50. Accomplishments <ul><li>1 = Emerging; 2 = Planning stages; 3 = Under development; 4 = Partly implemented; 5 = Fully implemented </li></ul>
    51. 51. Accomplishments
    52. 52. Accomplishments In Progress: Best Practices Products &Services <ul><li>AIM Decision-Making Guidelines for Identification of Need, Selection, Acquisition, and Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Simulation Tool and many others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AIM DVD Training and Technical Assistance Series </li></ul><ul><li>AIM Software Demonstration Project </li></ul><ul><li>A User’s Guide to Federally Funded Accessible Media Producers </li></ul><ul><li>Online courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Accessible Instructional Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production of accessible formats </li></ul></ul>
    53. 53. Some Lessons Learned so Far <ul><li>The potential difference that A.I.M. can make in student participation and achievement is TREMENDOUS! </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation involves more complex issues than most of us ever imagined </li></ul><ul><li>A single solution doesn’t meet all needs </li></ul><ul><li>Software to interface with accessible files and knowledge about how to use it effectively is emerging </li></ul><ul><li>The market is a very important part of the solution! </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration is CRITICAL!!!! </li></ul>
    54. 54. Resources <ul><li>Accessible Instructional Materials – http://aim.cast.org </li></ul><ul><li>NIMAS at CAST – http://nimas.cast.org </li></ul><ul><li>OSEP NIMAS Training Materials http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/%2Croot%2Cdynamic%2CTopicalArea%2C10%2C) </li></ul>

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