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WEBED-GMU01: Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Overview
PRESENTERS: Cindy L. George, AIM production Coordinator, Virginia’s Accessible Instructional Materials Project, Keller Institute for Human disAbility at George Mason University
DATE: Thursday, April 14, 2011: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Archived webinar ID: WEBED-GMU01-2 (no key required)    Handout    Transcript
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The AIM acronym has become a 'buzz-word' in both educational environments and across educational websites. This webinar is designed as an overview of 'Accessible Instructional Materials' (AIM). Participants will be given information on what AIM is, in terms of its provision for students who have print-related disabilities; what features AIM products may provide for these students; and what electronic formats are available (or can be created) for providing these accessible materials to students who need AIM to succeed in their curricular activities.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the term "Accessible Instructional Materials"
  2. List the features of Accessible Instructional Materials
  3. Describe the various electronic formats available for Accessible Instructional Materials

Presenter Bio

Cindy L George currently acts as AIM Production Coordinator for Virginia's Accessible Instructional Materials project (AIM-VA). As Production Coordinator from the inception of the Project 4 years ago, she has been involved with AIM conversion definitions, procedures, and implementation for students K-12 across the state. Ms. George has supervised the conversion of 2500+ textbook and supplemental reading materials into electronic AIM formats such as Portable Document Format (PDF) Accessible, Structured WORD documents, Rich Text Format (RTF), Electronic Publication (ePub), Daisy3, HTML, and MP3. Her background as a special educator and work as admin faculty in George Mason University' Assistive Technology Program provides a unique fundamental knowledge of the issues surrounding the needs of persons who have varying abilities and the use of accessible instructional materials.

CEUs:

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Archived webinar ID: WEBED-GMU01-2 (no key required)    Handout    Transcript