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    Accessible educational materials and technologies are essential for learning by students with a range of disabilities. At the same time, materials and technologies designed to be accessible for people with disabilities include options that increase flexibility and make them more usable for everyone.

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    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.

  • Obtaining high-quality and appropriate specialized formats such as Braille, audio, e-text, and large print in a timely manner is important to the success of students with print disabilities. The purpose of this brief is to provide updated information about NIMAS-related developments that may impact choices that are made within states and local education agencies.

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    Meet Bailey, a high school student who uses AEM to support his challenges in reading and written expression.

  • Introduction to AEM is the first module of a free year-long professional learning opportunity to help new educators (and other interested educational professionals) improve the accessibility of the materials their students use for learning.

  • Educational materials designed to work for everyone. It is encouraging to see new companies partnering with educational publishers to create accessible instructional materials that are innovative and accessible to all learners right from the start. ...

  • Selected accessibility organizations and resources for creating or choosing accessible educational materials and products or finding out more about accessibility guidelines and initiatives.

  • Frequently asked questions about determining the need for AEM.

  • This frequently asked questions (FAQ) document about the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) was prepared by the AIM Center as a resource for more information about the legal requirements of IDEA.

  • Frequently asked questions about the selection of AEM.

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