Success Stories

In one year, this tenacious young teen went from failing to studying on grade level; from sitting in the back of the class to excelling beyond expectations; from dreading school to dreaming of college. Watch Nichelle tell her story. Then tell us yours.


Bailey's Story

When Bailey entered middle school, he was essentially a nonreader with significant behavioral issues related to autism. Discover how a robust behavioral support program coupled with the introduction of accommodations for his reading and written language disabilities moved him forward on his path to success. more...


Juna's Story

Explore the story of a unique young woman who has overcome tremendous learning challenges to become a freshman at Harvard. Due to a significant visual impairment, Juna is not able to read standard print classroom materials and uses accessible instructional materials (AIM) available in specialized formats (braille, large print, audio, and digital text) and assistive technologies to access the curriculum. As Juna and her team tell the story, you will hear about her development of self-determination skills and a clear sense of her individual preferences for technologies and tools that work well in her everyday life. more...


Students Speak Out

Hear from high school students and educators in Missouri about the empowerment of using accessible materials with text-to-speech (TTS) technology. "Students Speak Out" highlights many of the positive benefits that the blend of AEM and TTS has had on their educational participation, achievement and outcomes. more...


Introducing AIM to Students

  • Learning from AIM may require different strategies than learning from printed text.
  • Becoming a proficient user of AIM requires planning, practice, and time.
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AIMing for Achievement DVD

The AIMing for Achievement DVD includes content on a variety of topics that are important to the provision, selection, acquisition, and use of accessible instructional materials. The content of the DVD is of national impact; designed to be useful across multiple environments with differing models of service provision rather than highlighting a single model. The DVD contains interviews, supplementary information, and illustrative scenarios that increase awareness and knowledge that support timely provision of accessible instructional materials to students who need them for educational participation and achievement, including legal issues, a student-centered decision-making process, an overview of specialized formats, a review of multiple sources from which to acquire specialized formats, and an overview of which students can receive materials from each source, as well as detailed discussions about technology and other supports for using accessible instructional materials. Additionally, the DVD includes possible strategies for implementation and information to support individual states in developing a program that meets local needs. more...

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