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Section 508: Ensuring Equal Access to Information on Digital Devices

508 compliance refers to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which applies to all federal agencies “when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.” For […]

Apps for Special Needs

Here’s a list of apps that can help children with special needs in a variety of ways.

Get to Know: Dr. Jackie Nunn

Relying on the expertise of University faculty and the support of the Maryland State Department Education, Nunn continues to lead the center in its numerous programs, projects and research activities that support teachers, schools and parents in helping identify and provide effective ways to teach and learn.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports at its core, is a process for creating school-wide environments that promote positive behavior and reduce negative behavior. And many school systems are now using PBIS with great results.

Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) are developed or adapted in a variety of formats (print, digital, graphical, Braille, audio or video) to enable all students the same opportunity to learn the equivalent information and engage in the same interactions at the same time.

Action Imperatives

To improve results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, and their families, the DSE/EIS Strategic Plan will focus on Action Imperatives in four critical areas