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AIM-VA's Free Webinars Are Back! Optimize Teacher-Made Materials So They Are Accessible

AIM-VA's popular webinars, Knowledge at Noon, are back for school year 2016-2017. New and experienced teachers related services personnel, and others who want to improve teaching and learning can learn first-hand how to enrich engagement and instruction by using accessible learning materials. 

Register For A Free AIM-VA Webinar

Registration is now open. Watch for a follow-up email with instructions on how to join the webinar. 

During the summer break, AIM-VA staff created webinars based on your needs. ,Join AIM-VA to see what’s new, what’s changed, and what you can do to make learning more engaging and more accessible for students in school year 2016-2017. Click on the link to register.

You asked and we listened! While school was out, we updated webinars to include what you said you needed, Join us to see what’s new, what’s changed, and what’s coming this school year from AIM-VA!

    1. A new “Curriculum Based Materials” service so that teachers can convert worksheets and course materials from print into accessible formats for eligible students
    2. An embellished Reading Book Library offerinng improved search features and more books for supplemental reading
    3. A streamlined student recertification process to reduce your workload!
  • Register: Accessible Materials 101 - 9/13/2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • A new year—new students, new responsibilities, and new orders from AIM-VA. Whether you are a new teacher hoping to maximize accessibility across the curriculum, a returning Digital Rights Manager, or an experienced teacher who needs a fresh perspective on accessible instructional materials, join us. Hear about the basics of AIM-VA. Get answers about what accessible materials are, how they support students in the classroom, and how they can be ordered for K-12 students with disabilities in Virginia.

  • Register: Eligibility: AIM and the IEP - 9/21/2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Eligibility is key to ensuring that students who need alternatives to traditional print can receive accessible versions from AIM-VA. The process starts with a student’s individualized program planning team. Join us to discuss the IEP meeting and where accessible instructional materials can fit in a student’s IEP.  

  • Register: Making your unit packets, worksheets, and tests accessible! - 9/27/2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Are textbooks in use at your school? There is a move on to use teacher-made curriculum materials, those borrowed from a fellow educator, or ones assigned by a school division that, in print, could be barriers to learning. Let AIM-VA make them accessible for you! By using our new Curriculum Based Materials (CBM) ordering portal, educators can request accessible versions of teacher-made print materials. Join us for a step-by-step look at ordering, searching, and sharing materials through the new CBM portal.


Accessible educational materials (AEM) help to create access to the curriculum for students with dyslexia, learning disabilities, vision or physical challenges, and others. A federally funded AEM program in every state assures that books in alternative formats are provided free of charge to eligible students with disabilities whose education teams take action. The AEM program operates under a legal exception to federal copyright law. Check out the AIM-VA home page to learn more about eligibility in Virginia. In other states, contact a special education teacher, a school administrator or download a list of AEM state contacts.External Link to AEM state contacts (New Window).

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