Meet Juna: Leveling the Playing Field with AIM
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In Meet Juna: Leveling the Playing Field with AIM, explore the story of Juna Gjata who has a visual impairment which prevents her from reading standard print materials; and how she—with the help of supportive teachers, assistive technology, and accessible instructional materials—excels academically.
Getting to Know Juna
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.View in glossary
Equipment or system where principal function is creation, conversion, duplication, control, display, interchange, transmission, reception, or broadcast of data.View in glossary
Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)
Print-based educational materials converted into specialized formats, related to the requirements of the IDEA statute.View in glossary
Learn about Juna, the functional implications of her visual impairment, and her early school years.
Using Multiple Formats and Technologies
Digital form or representation of a sound which may be used for non-visual access to text and images.View in glossary
Published material retrieved and read via a computer.View in glossary
Ever-Evolving Use of Technology
Listen as Juna describes some of the tools she has used over the years.
Developing Her Own Learning Strategies
Hear from Juna as she describes many of the context-specific learning strategies she has developed.
Accessing Math and Science
Examine the challenges presented by the visual nature of math and science courses for a student with a visual impairment.
Paving the Way to Harvard
Observe how Juna's team built her independence and self-determination over time so that she is well prepared for college.