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Acquisition of AEM

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The definition of AEM has evolved to include both print- and tech-based materials. In this section, you will find information and resources to help you procure accessible formats for both kinds of AEM.

For digital materials, you will find the following to help you ensure the materials you procure are accessible from the start:

For print materials, you will find the following:

If you still have questions after reviewing the resources in this section, contact us at the AEM Center. We are happy to help!

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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Accessibility

Access for all people, including people with disabilities, to web environments.

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Local Education Agency (LEA)

Agency legally authorized to provide administrative control or direction of publically funded schools.

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Print Instructional Materials

Printed materials written and published for use in elementary and secondary school instruction, required by a SEA or LEA for use by students in classroom.

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Federal law governing rights of children with disabilities to receive free and appropriate public education in least restrictive environment.

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Accessible Media Producers (AMPs)

Produced specialized formats of instructional materials for use by blind or other persons with print disabilities.

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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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