Instructional Materials Center
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…
Accessible Materials Created
2018 – 2021
The number of orders process over last 11 years
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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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.
Learn about the latest services and assistive technology that the AEM center can provide to you and your students.
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.
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