What is AEM?
Accessible educational materials, or AEM, are print- and technology-based educational materials, including printed and electronic textbooks and related core materials that are designed or converted in a way that makes them usable across the widest range of student variability regardless of format (print, digital, graphic, audio, video). IDEA (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) specifically focuses on accessible formats of print instructional materials. (AIM)
For more information visit the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials.
Where to find on IEP
- These are the key questions on the Special Factors page of the IEP that need to be answered when accounting for Accessible Educational Materials; **This is for all students with reading disabilities, physical impairment and visual impairment**
Does the student need assistive technology devices or services?
34 CFR 300.324(a)(2)(v)
_____ YES _____ NO
If YES, the IEP addresses assistive technology devices or services.
- These are the key questions on the Special Factors page of the IEP that need to be answered when accounting for Accessible Educational Materials
Does the student require one or more specialized formats (braille, large print, audio, and/or digital text) of educational materials because blindness or other disability prevents effective use of standard print materials?
34 CFR 300.210(b)(3); 300.172(b)(4)
_____ YES _____ NO
. If YES, alternate format(s) is/are identified in the IEP.
- Oregon Technology Access Program
- Center for Applied Special Education Technology
- Center For Technology & Disability
- PACER Center
- Central Oregon Disability Support Network
- National Center On Universal Design For Learning
- Quality Indicators For Assistive Technology
- High Incidence Assistive Technology
- Deschutes Public Library
- ConnSense Report