Acquiring Braille AEM

The following are sources for schools to acquire Braille Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) for students in Maine:

Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children (ESBVIC)

Person reading brailleMaine students with disabilities due to blindness or visual impairment and who are eligible, are likely being provided services from Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children (ESBVIC ), a service of Catholic Charities of Maine. Typically, ESBVIC assigns a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) to work directly with these eligible students, their teachers and their families. The Instructional Materials Center (IMC) at ESBVIC is a repository of some Braille and large print textbooks available to students who are eligible. The IMC is also able to research other repositories and order AEM for schools.

For more information about this program, please contact:

Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children (ESBVIC)
P.O. Box 645
Biddeford ME 04005
Phone: 207-592-4760
Toll Free: 888-941-2855 x 5416

ESBVIC – Instructional Materials Center
270 Minot Ave.
Auburn ME 04210
Phone: 207-620-3220 or 207-621-8520 x 5420


Bookshare logoBookshare is an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities. A grant from the US Department of Education allows Bookshare to offer FREE organizational memberships for U.S. institutions serving qualifying students, and FREE individual memberships for qualifying U.S. students of any age.

Members can enjoy Bookshare’s entire collection in braille. You can read our books using a variety of compatible reading tools and choose from two book formats, BRF (braille ready format) or DAISY.

More information about acquiring braille materials may be found on the Bookshare website…

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rev: 09/04/2020