AEM Resources and Tools

ICAM and AEM Basics
Determining the Need for AEM - A two-page handout created by the ICAM team.

Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and Acquiring AEM from the Appropriate Sources: Instructional Guide  This 12-page document was created to assist school corporations in the procurement of AEM for qualified students through the ICAM.

AEM Navigator The AEM Navigator is an interactive tool that facilitates the process of decision-making around accessible formats of print instructional materials for an individual student. The four major decision points in the process include 1) determination of need, 2) selection of format(s), 3) acquisition of format(s), and 4) selection of supports for use. The AEM Navigator also includes a robust set of guiding questions and useful references and resources specifically related to each decision point. Different scaffolds of support are built-in so that teams can access information at the level needed to assist them in making informed, accurate decisions.

AEM Navigator (Print Version) The AEM Navigator is a tool that facilitates the process of decision-making around accessible formats of print instructional materials for individual students. It assists teams in making informed, accurate decisions. The AEM Navigator is provided in a downloadable, printable format and as an interactive, online web-based tool.

AEM - Simply Said Video A brief overview of AEM in easy to understand language.

Audio-Supported Reading Audio-supported reading (ASR) is a technology-based approach for accessing and working with text presented in either braille or enlarged (magnified) print. This approach allows a user to listen to a spoken version of text while looking at screen-displayed print or touching braille. In ASR, both the rate of information pick up and the portion of attention paid to braille or print—in combination with speech—can be controlled by the user. With sufficient practice, both braille readers and magnified print readers can greatly increase the rate at which they move through text using ASR. In this video, Dr. Richard Jackson, a professor at Boston College and a Senior Research Scientist at CAST, describes his early struggles with text reading as a consequence of his severe low vision and reveals how he uses technology to blend both reading and listening to dramatically increase his efficiency.

School District Policy for Providing Captions/Transcripts for AEM is a document that school personnel can reference regarding the need for providing captions and/or transcripts for any media with auditory information that is curated, purchased, and/or used by the district.


If you have additional questions about AEM or would like to request training, please fill out this Accessible Educational Materials Consultation Form(opens new window). A member of the PATINS/ICAM staff will respond to your request promptly!

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