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…





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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Blind Advocacy 

We are working really hard to make a change for students with blindness and low vision in the state of Louisiana.  

Save the Date 

Sensory Learning Kit

Presenter: CATTS 

Date: May 27, 2022

Location: In-person at LSDVI Campus



What Do You See?

An Overview of CVI 

Presentor: Cindy Champagne

Date: August 3, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: In-person at LSDVI Campus

A brief overview of CVI and the functional vision
interventions appropriate for The CVI Range, Phases I and II.


Strategies To See

Presenter: Diane Sheline

Date: August 4, 2022

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location: In-person at LSDVI Campus

Morning: Literacy, Adaptations, & Materials for Students with CVI.

Afternoon: The Learning Media Assessment for Students with CVI





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.  




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



Nabiha Mujahid

Nabiha Mujahid

Regional Support Specialist


Courtney Harvey

Assistance Administrator


Kyle McKinney

Kyle McKinney

Accessible Materials Specialist