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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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 

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) 

In-person Registration

Virtual Registration

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)

In-person Registration

Virtual Registration

CVI Range Assessment Practice

Presentor: Cindy Champagne

Date: October 4, 2022

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual

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.

Zoom Link to Join

What’s Your Piece of the CVI Puzzle?

Presenter: Cindy Champagne

Date: October 13, 2022

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Location: Virtual

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!

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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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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

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