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.
We are working really hard to make a change for students with blindness and low vision in the state of Louisiana.
- Students Bill of Rights
- Blind Persons’ Literacy Rights and Education Act
Save the Date
Functional Visual Assessment (FVA)
Presenter: Robin King
Date: September 2, 2022
Time: 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Description: This meeting would discuss the template to perform FVA to turn in to LIMC to register your student. As well as the CVI assessment. We will review the new definition of blindness and low vision and how CVI fits into the definition.
Location: Virtual & in-person (LSDVI Campus)
FVA & Vision Network Meeting
Presenter: Robin King
Date: September 16, 2022
Time: 8:30:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Description: This meeting would discuss how the district needs to establish routines to conduct Functional Visual Assessment (FVA). How TVI could take the lead in conducting FVA. Additionally, we would talk about upcoming training. Lastly, we would review the software Swift: Creating braille quicker in the classroom.
Location: Virtual & in-person (Louisiana Center for the Blind)
CVI Range Assessment Practice
Presentor: Cindy Champagne
Date: October 4, 2022
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Description: A meeting for all the educators. We meet, watch videos of actual CVI Range Assessments, practice scoring The CVI Range, discuss results, and learn how to translate the assessment results into a useable FVA report. Just bring your CVI assessments and questions and we will assist you with analyzing.
What’s Your Piece of the CVI Puzzle?
Presenter: Cindy Champagne
Date: October 13, 2022
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Description: This meeting is open to all parents and educators. We will publish in advance different topics regarding CVI, its impacts, material modifications, IEP guidance, and more!
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
Regional Support Specialist