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Grant Wood Area Education Agency and the University of Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education & Research Presents:
The 2017 “Building Bridges: Eastern Iowa Assistive Technology Conference” will provide an opportunity to see first-hand the latest in assistive technologies (AT), practices, and services for school-age students with disabilities. This AT conference will serve as a unique opportunity for professionals, parents, administrators and service providers to exchange and gather information on the current status and assistive technology tools available for consideration.
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Tuesday, April 25 • 10:30am - 11:20am
AEM for ALL

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This session will focus on a district's Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) journey. The district embarked on a system-wide approach to provide AEM for ALL in the fall of 2015. The session will tell the story and provide examples of how to get started. The district has participated in the Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Usability Study aligned to the Specially Designed Instruction Framework in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education and Grant Wood Area Education Agency. The team will provide recommended action steps to support growth towards promising practices in the implementation and provision of AEM.

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avatar for Cheryl Kiburz

Cheryl Kiburz

Director of Student Services, College Community Schools
Cheryl Kiburz serves as the Director of Student Services for the College Community School District, Cedar Rapids, IA. She completed her teacher preparation at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and her Master’s Degree at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois... Read More →
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Lindsay Spears

PK-12 Learning Supports Facilitator, College Community School District
Mrs. Lindsay Spears is the PK-12 Learning Supports Facilitator at College Community School District. Her passion areas include equitable access to curriculum, instruction, and assessment for all students, special education law, Universal Design for Learning, accessibility tools, and... Read More →



Tuesday April 25, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
American Gothic

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