Links: Teaching and Learning

Accessible Digital Documents
This resource was developed by Maine CITE to provide instruction on the methods for producing accessible digital documents.

Accessible Meetings
A resource page developed by Maine CITE which provides guidance for setting up accessible meetings.

Apps as Assistive Technology
This resource, developed by Maine CITE provides a list of list of various mobile/handheld applications (apps) that can be used as assistive technology (AT).

Maine-AIM (Accessible Instructional Materials) Program
In keeping with the Maine Department of Education’s goal of improving student outcomes and graduation rates through the use of the principles of Universal Design for Learning, the Maine AIM Program is a resource to Maine educators and families for information on how to: identify students with print disabilities, and select, acquire and use AIM.

National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center)
This site serves as a resource to state- and district-level educators, parents, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about and implementing AIM/AEM and NIMAS.

Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS)Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS)
The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) is Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. CCIDS was established at UMaine in 1992 to bring together the resources of the community and the university to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families in Maine and beyond.

Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd)
CITEd supports leadership at state and local education agencies to integrate instructional technology for all students to achieve high educational standards. CITEd provides this support through identification of best practices, innovative online technical assistance tools, professional development, and communities of practice.

GOALS Project
GOALS—Gaining Online Accessible Learning through Self-study—is a project led by the National Center on Disability & Access to Education (NCDAE) at Utah State University’s (USU) Center for Persons with Disabilities. (CPD). GOALS is designed assist administrators and institutional leaders in understanding the importance of web accessibility and to act on that awareness

Growing Ideas – Increase Access: Universal Design in Early Care and Education
Information from the University of Maine’s Center for Community Inclusion and Maine’s Network of Child Care Resource Development Centers

Maine Department of Education
Site of the Maine Department of Education.

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services in School Settings
The QIAT Consortium is a nationwide grassroots group that includes hundreds of individuals who provide input into the ongoing process of identifying, disseminating, and implementing a set of widely-applicable Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services in School Settings.

Universal Design for Learning – National Center
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing educational environments that enable all learners to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. This is accomplished by simultaneously reducing barriers to the curriculum and providing rich supports for learning. This website is provided by theCenter for Applied Special Technology (CAST).

Urban Schools – Universal Design for Learning
From the National Institute for Urban School Improvement

We Connect Now
We Connect is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

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Reviewed and revised: 08/14/2015 jeb