What is AEM?

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)

National Accessible Educational Materials. http://aem.cast.org/about/what-are-aem.html#.Vp1vTJMrKA8

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

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.