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AEM Basics

AIM Simply Said

Accessible educational materials, or AEM, are 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 is considered AEM.

In AEM Basics you will learn about what accessible materials and technologies are, who needs them, and why you should provide them. Our Navigating AEM and Supporting Learners sections will help you go further by understanding how to implement and use AEM in your setting.

Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

Print- and technology-based educational materials designed to be usable across the widest range of individual variability.

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Technology

Equipment or system where principal function is creation, conversion, duplication, control, display, interchange, transmission, reception, or broadcast of data.

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