The Oregon AEM Cohort
Promoting Accessible Educational Materials across Oregon
What is the goal of the AEM Cohort?
What are Accessible Educational Materials?
"Accessible educational materials, or AEM, are print- and technology-based educational materials, including printed and electronic textbooks and related core materials that are designed or converted in a way that makes them usable across the widest range of student variability regardless of format (print, digital, graphic, audio, video)."
"Requiring the use of an emerging technology in the classroom that is inaccessible to students with disabilities constitutes discrimination under the ADA and under Section 504 unless these students are provided with accommodations or modifications that enable them to receive all the educational benefits afforded by the technology in an equally effective and equally integrated manner. According to the DCL, students with disabilities must be able to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as students without disabilities with substantially equivalent ease of use."
Joint letter from the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice DOJ)
Focus on AEM: Accessible Educational Materials