Recorded February 10, 2016 – When high school students graduate and move on to higher education, the work force, or military training, they are often unprepared for the volume of required reading, as well as the advanced and professional levels of text materials. Students who cannot read from standard print textbooks face additional challenges. These students may have learning disabilities, physical disabilities, low vision, or blindness. With the right knowledge and resources, VR Counselors can guide students and educational teams through the steps to using Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) long before graduation, resulting in a higher likelihood of postsecondary success.
The following topics are addressed:
- Understanding AIM in Maine’s IEP form.
- Determining a student’s need for AIM.
- Acquiring AIM from multiple sources.
- Supporting students with the use of AIM through assistive technology.
- Preparing students to advocate for and use AIM independently in postsecondary settings.
Cynthia Curry, M.S.Ed., Coordinator, Disability Services, University of New England.
These are the materials associated with this webinar