The National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center) is a technical assistance center led by CAST and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The Center’s goal is to increase the availability and use of AEM and accessible technologies by individuals with disabilities in early learning, K-12, higher education, and workforce development settings. Oregon, along with six other states, have been participating in a national AEM Cohort for the past two years.
As a member of this Cohort, the Oregon AT Program serves on the Workforce Development Team. With the National Center’s expert assistance, each state in the AEM Cohort is working to develop a coordinated system for providing AEM and accessible technologies to strengthen transitions into and out of K-12 for students with disabilities who need accessible materials and technologies.