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In TVIs Take AIM, discover how a teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) negotiates and collaborates within a school system to support a student, Juna Gjata, who uses AIM and assistive technology. Observe how the TVI works to build Juna's skills and independence over the years.

Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)

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

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Equipment or system where principal function is creation, conversion, duplication, control, display, interchange, transmission, reception, or broadcast of data.

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Understanding the TVI's Evolving Role

Hear from Terry as she describes strategies she used to build Juna's independence and confidence with multiple specialized formats and technologies for accessing the curriculum.


Supporting Teachers

Discover how Terry supports classroom teachers in developing flexible accommodations and adjusting their teaching strategies.


Using Multiple Formats and Tools

Learn about the wide range of tools and specialized formats (braille, large print, audio, and digital text) that Terry has taught Juna to use independently.



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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Acquiring Specialized Formats

Learn about the many different sources for specialized formats (braille, large print, audio, and digital text) available to Juna, who receives special education services under IDEA and meets copyright criteria as a student with a visual impairment.


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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Using Effective Teaching Strategies

Hear Terry, a teacher of students with visual impairments, explain strategies used to support students in learning to use specialized formats of braille, large print, audio, and digital text and the technology needed to deliver the content.