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AIMing for the 2017-2018 School Year

One of the central beliefs of the AIM-VA project is that accessible instructional materials should be provided to the students that need them in a timely manner; that all reasonable steps are taken in order to allow students with disabilities to receive accessible formats at the same time as other students receive instructional materials at school. To that end, AIM-VA has developed multiple systems to ensure that you, as a DRM, can prepare for the next school-year before this current school-year ends. Whether you’re a TVI requesting braille conversion and need a large amount of lead time, an elementary reading specialist that wants to convert an entire years’ worth of “short readers”, or you are just an educator looking to get a head start to ease the welcome-back workload; use the following tips to help yourself prepare for the 2017-2018 school-year.

Celebrate 20 years of Read Across America Day

March 2, 2017 marks 20 years of NEA’s Read Across America day. It is a day for educators and students to celebrate the love of reading (and their love of the world’s most famous cat).

Made to Order!

Have you ever tried to read a phone number that was written as a single stream of text and struggled to retain the information or even quickly comprehend it?