Assisting you to find the information you need

Accessible Educational Materials logoIf you do not find the information you need on this page, please contact the Maine CITE Coordinating Center for assistance.

Phone: 207-621-3195
(TTY Users may call Maine Relay 711)


Legal Resources

There are a number of laws and policies that influence how schools and institutions of higher education support students with print disabilities who need Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and Assistive Technology (AT). Use this link for more information about Laws and Policies…

Consulting/Technical Assistance

In addition to the Maine AEM Program, there are several organizations in Maine and nationally that may be able to assist you with information and guidance. Use this link for Technical Assistance Services to Maine Schools…

Assistance for Parents and Families

Advocacy and Technical Assistance for Parents and Families

  • Maine Parent Federation – Maine Parent Federation (MPF), in existence since 1984, is a private non-profit organization. MPF provides information, referral, one on one telephone support, and training to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs and the professionals who work with these families through numerous grant-funded projects. Services are offered at no cost to parents and are available statewide. The recently-revised publication, Guide for Maine Families on AT and AEM – (PDF)  will help students families and guardians learn more about maine Special Education services and assist students in getting the assistive technology devices and AEM they need.
  • Disability Rights Maine (DRM) – DRM provides information and referral, individual advocacy, legal representation, education/training, and assistance with self-advocacy. DRM welcomes calls from people with disabilities inquiring about their legal rights. However, DRM does not advise landlords, schools, businesses, or providers of accommodations or services.

Other Parent/Family Resources

The PACER Center and the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (NC-AEM) have also published the following series of resources for parents on the needs of students with print disabilities. All of these links bring you to resources on the NC-AIM website:

  • AEM Basics for Families (2011). This booklet, available in English and Spanish, will help you and other members of your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team decide whether the student needs AIM, what type of specialized format the student needs, how to access the materials for the student, and what supports the student needs to use AIM.

Parents who want to learn more and keep abreast of information in this area may:

Assistance for Educators and others

Maine Resources

In addition to the Maine AEM Program/Maine CITE, there are several non-profits and state agencies that can assist Maine schools and educational institutions with technical assistance. Please visit our Technical Assistance page for more information…

National Resources

National Center on Accessible Educational Materials logo

The National Center on Accessible Educational Materials – provides resources and technical assistance for educators, parents, students, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and implementing AEM and the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).

Copyright & Fair Use

Accessible Digital Documents

Please see the Accessible Digital Documents and Accessible Web Design resources on our Maine CITE website.

revised: 09/03/2020