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American Printing House for AEM State Contacts and NIMAC Coordinators


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

1:00PM – 2:00PM ET


Kate Herndon, APH Director of Educational Product Research, and Jane Thompson, APH Director of Accessible Tests and Textbooks


AEM State Contacts and NIMAC State Coordinators

American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

Largest non-profit organization creating products and services for people who are visually impaired.

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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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National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC)

Central national repository established at American Printing House for the Blind to store, validate, maintain and disseminate NIMAS filesets.

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APH provides accessible textbooks in a variety of formats including braille, large print and digital textbooks. Join us in reviewing textbook options for students with vision loss. In addition, we’ll take a look into the range of educational aids and assistive technology products that APH offers. We’ll also introduce you to BrailleBlaster, a unique braille translation program that can be used by certified braille transcribers and casual braille users alike.


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

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Joining an AEM Center Webinar

The AEM Center uses Zoom for its webinars. If this is your first time attending one of our webinars, we recommend that you review Zoom's information for joining a webinar.

Zoom Accessibility Features

The AEM Center’s web conferencing system provides access for participants with physical disabilities, blindness, and low vision through a range of  Zoom keyboard shortcuts.  Participants can also view closed captioning during a webinar.