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Access for Learning

Welcome to the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials. We provide resources and technical assistance for educators, parents, students, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about AEM and implementing AEM and the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).

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When we talk about accessible materials and technologies, you might see AEM or AIM used. What's the difference? Why do we use both?

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Navigating AEM

Find your way through the AEM decision-making process: need, selection, acquisition, and use of AEM.

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Supporting Learners

Experience and learn about strategies and systems for learners in different environments.

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Policies & Systems

Explore policies supporting AEM-related access and rights. Review AEM Quality Indicators.

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Creating AEM

Learn how to create AEM based on accessibility guidelines and best practices. Review the NIMAS technical specification and access exemplars.

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