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Instructional Materials Center

Welcome

The IMC maintains a depository from which it provides eligible registered patrons with Braille and large print texts and other educational materials in a cost-effective, timely manner. The IMC also provides items available from the American Printing House for the Blind: specialized paper for Braille and large print users, educational kits and learning tools for the visually impaired, and professional publications and guides for teachers of the visually impaired. Read more…

 

Impact

 

 

books created in large print and braille

Accessible Materials Created

2018 – 2021

Line graph shows student enrollment past 11 years

Student Enrollment

2009 – 

line graph shows an increase in the number of orders received

The number of orders process over last 11 years

Impact Statement

LA-AEM’s Instructional Material Center is here to support students who are blind or visually impaired. We offer many services that support students, teachers, and their families. 

The instructional Materials Center team was busy during the 2020-21 school year. Our team processed 379 material requests this past year.  These requests contained 3736 items for textbooks, educational materials, and equipment. We create brail2c1le and 2c1large print books at the center. This year we produced 626 braille books and 939 large print books. 

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Creating Pathways to Accessibility

  • APH – Connecting Instructions with Products
  • Save the Date for the CVI Seminar on October 27, 2021
  • Save the Date for Click or Treat 3 October 28, 2021

Vision News

Interested in knowing what is happening in the world of blindness and low vision and its effect on Louisiana’s students.  

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Braille Prison Program

Read about the journey of the Braille Prison  Read how this program is changing the lives of the offenders and our staff.

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AT Blog

Learn about the latest services and assistive technology that the AEM center can provide to you and your students.

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Angola Prison Braille 

LA-AEM & DOC have partnered to create the first Braille Prison Program in Louisiana. This program is housed in Angola State Prison with currently 10 inmates working on their certification.  

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KLAS – IMC’s management system

IMC’s automated system is now being hosted by KLAS. Teachers are now in control of their book order and student data which can be accessed from anywhere.

  • Order online with T number and password
  • Update student information
  • Register new students
  • Census Count

Order books and materials from KLAS

Angola entrance

Braille Prison Blog

Community: We All Live In One


On my last visit to Angola, I was introduced to someone who is interested in our next braille class. He shares a dorm with William. As William introduces him he says, ‘He is a vital part of our community.’ This is a member of his community and he is highly valued.

Wow! A Community! I hadn’t stopped and thought about Angola as a community.  READ MORE


It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

Robin King

Robin King

Director 

 RKing@lsdvi.org

225.757.3477

Nabiha Mujahid

Nabiha Mujahid

AT Regional Support Specialist

 Nabiha.Mujahid@la.gov

225.757.3469

Courtney Harvey

Assistance Administrator

 CHarvey@lsdvi.org

225.757.3478

Kyle McKinney

Kyle McKinney

Accessible Materials Specialist

 Kyle@ssdla-aem.org

225.757.3474