AEM Learning Opportunities
Understanding accessible educational materials (AEM) is imperative for all education professionals in order to implement best practices. The resources below offer learning opportunities both online and face to face, ranging from activities for beginners to advanced users.
Upcoming Learning Opportunities
Sort of a cross between an online calendar of events and directory of service providers, Nexus is a single tool to help you search for nearby resources and happenings in your area.
The Braille Excellence for Students and Teachers (BEST) Professional Development
Preview professional activities hosted by the BEST Grant and the AT and AEM Center
Online Learning Modules
ATIM - Navigating AIM
Districts face many challenges in determining who needs AIM, how to acquire AIM, and how to provide the materials to the students who need them in a timely manner.
ATIM - Reading 1
Learn about legislation, assessment, and resources for AEM specific to the area of reading.
Learning opportunities through the videos below are provided by archived OCALI webinars and by the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM). Learn about the basics of AEM or AEM in specific environments, such as K-12 education, postsecondary education, and the home.
Acquiring and Using Digital Text to Support UDL
Learn about digital text and its application for Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM): Simply Said
Acquire knowledge about accessible materials through this video produced by the Pacer Center in collaboration with the National AEM Center.
AIM Tips Part I: Introducing AIM to Students
Discover ways to introduce students to accessible educational materials (AEM) and how to provide effective strategies for planning and practicing.
AIM Tips Part II: Technology and Skills
Recognize the need to involve a student in technology decisions and to use technology across a variety of contexts.
AIM Tips Part III: Self-Advocacy and Post Secondary
Gain knowledge on how to support self-advocacy skills and how evaluate services for post-secondary options.