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  • These state instructional materials resources are provided to include information on statutes and policies, special education responsibilities, and more.

  • webinar

    1:00PM – 2:00PM ET on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    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.

  • article

    S. Stahl, 2004

    The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 mandate increased expectations and accountability for a diverse range of students to access, participate, and progress …

  • booklet

    PACER & AIM Centers, 2010

    Some students with disabilities have difficulty reading and accessing standard print and learning materials, such as textbooks and supplementary materials. To succeed in school, these students need learning materials in specialized …

  • LEAs play a critical role in ensuring that all instructional media that is purchased is accessible and usable by all students. IDEA includes important specifications related to the provision of print instructional materials which mean printed textbooks and related printed core materials. The purchase of both print and digital instructional materials will be addressed below.

  • booklet

    PACER & AIM Centers, 2010

    Some students with disabilities have difficulty reading textbooks and other learning materials. For example, a student who is blind may not be able to see a book, and a student who has a physical disability may not be able to hold the book. …

  • Photo of a laptop computer on a desk

    What are accessible educational materials? What are specialized formats? What are accessible technologies? Answer these questions and more.

  • presentation

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    OERs are digital materials made available freely and/or through open licensing that allows educators to repurpose content. OERs can allow funding typically spent on textbooks to be redirected for other pressing needs, but they are not always accessible to all learners. In this session, you will learn about resources to help you select and/or create accessible OER content to support learning in inclusive settings. A set of quality indicators for incorporating OERs into a robust procurement system for accessible educational materials (AEM) will also be discussed.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    This webinar is part 2 of a 3-part series for AEM State Contacts and NIMAC State Coordinators. The focus will be on providing specialized formats of printed textbooks and related printed core materials. We’ll cover how to locate accessible formats by searching the Louis Plus Database, which includes materials from APH, Bookshare and Learning Ally. And we’ll walk you through using your NIMAC State Coordinator account, including how to create Authorized Users, and how to search and download files.

  • 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.

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