About PATINS

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Accessible Educational Materials (AEM): A circular graphic with 3 concentric parts. The outer most ring has the phrases, Universal Design for Learning and Multi-Tiered System of Supports. The middle colored ring is divided into four parts labeled Collaboration, Instruction, Assessment, Curriculum. Inside the colored ring is a ring with the phrases Shared Responsibility, Shared Accountability and High Expectations. At the center of all 3 rings is a math equation stating Equity + Access = Outcomes.materials and technologies usable for learning across the widest range of individual variability, regardless of format or features. Whether a material or technology is designed from the start to be accessible for all learners or is made accessible for learners with disabilities, it isconsidered AEM.

Assistive Technology (AT):
any: (1) item; (2) piece of equipment; or (3) product system; whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a student with a disability. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted or the replacement of such device.

Universally Designed or Universal Design for Learning (UDL): a concept or philosophy for designing and delivering products and services that are usable by people with the widest possible range of functional capabilities, which include products and services that are: (1) directly accessible, without requiring assist; and (2) interoperable with assistive technologies.

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