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Webinar Watch: AIM-VA's September Lineup Helps Teachers Easily Provide More Accessible Learning

The 2016-2017 School Year is underway! Free webinars are back, including one today that gives teachers and others the keys to accessible learning. The good news is that the materials, training, and other resources at AIM-VA are free for eligible learners. In addition, AIM-VA now offers certificates for completing an online or in-person training event.

Meanwhile, updates were put in place over the summer. Now, conducting searches and placing orders for alternative formats for textbooks and trade books are easier than ever on our website. The AIM-VA certification process is streamlined, too, while a brand new service enables teachers to convert their curriculum materials from print-only to accessible versions! 

"Knowledge At Noon" Gets Underway

Sign up and learn about accessible learning at no cost for eligible students. Knowledge at Noon is back with webinars that help school staff support students who struggle to read traditional print. 

  • Register: Accessible Materials 101 - 9/13/2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TODAY!
    • A new year— new students, new responsibilities, and new orders from AIM-VA.  Whether you are a new teacher ensuring your students have accessible versions of their print materials for the first time or you’re a returning DRM just looking for a refresher on accessible materials, join us as we discuss the basics of AIM-VA. Learn 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 a central component to ensure that students in need of alternatives to printed instructional materials in the classroom receive accessible print materials from AIM-VA. However, it all starts with a student’s IEP. Join us as we discuss the IEP meeting; questions that need to be addressed, steps that can be taken, 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 you not using your textbooks?  Using curriculum-based material you have designed, borrowed from a fellow educator, or assigned for you to use by your school division? Let AIM-VA make them accessible for you! With our new Curriculum Based Materials (CBM) ordering portal, educators can request accessible versions of locally created print materials.  Join us as we take 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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