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Juna's Story

Photo of Juna Gjata

Explore the story of a unique young woman who has overcome tremendous learning challenges to become a freshman at Harvard. Due to a significant visual impairment, Juna is not able to read standard print classroom materials and uses accessible instructional materials (AIM) available in specialized formats (braille, large print, audio, and digital text) and assistive technologies to access the curriculum. As Juna and her team tell the story, you will hear about her development of self-determination skills and a clear sense of her individual preferences for technologies and tools that work well in her everyday life.

The three installments in the Juna Gjata video series are:

Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)

Print-based educational materials converted into specialized formats, related to the requirements of the IDEA statute.

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Audio

Digital form or representation of a sound which may be used for non-visual access to text and images.

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Digital Text

Published material retrieved and read via a computer.

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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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