Special Projects and Grants
The AT & AEM Center participates in a number of national projects and and grants to advance the mission of providing assistive technology and accessible educational materials to students. These projects include: Federal Quota, the BEST Grant, the Best Practices Cohort and Targeted Technical Assistance projects with the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials.
The Braille Excellence for Students and Teachers (BEST) Grant is a statewide project of professional development and technical assistance dedicated to braille literacy, braille instruction, braille materials, and braille technology in Ohio schools.
Ohio is currently participating in a Best Practices Cohort with the National AEM Center. Participation was by invitation and includes seven other states who have shown best or promising practices in the delivery of AEM to students across the state.
The Federal Quota Program provides free textbooks in specialized formats and educational aids and products through the American Printing House for the Blind for students who are legally blind.
The National Center on Accessible Educational Materials has provided opportunities for a limited number of states to participate in technical assistance programs. Ohio participated with the center along with nine other states in a targeted technical assistance project from 2013-16.
Use the navigation buttons on the left to learn more detail about these various projects.