AIM Center videos can be useful resources to build awareness and knowledge of issues related to accessible instructional materials. The videos cover a variety of topics and perspectives and are available for individual use or to incorporate into workshops and other learning opportunities. Captions are available on our videos by turning the captions setting on in the view pane. To display captions, click the CC icon in the view pane, select English, then click ON. These videos are also available via the AIM Center's YouTube channel.
AIM Simply Said
A brief overview of AIM in easy to understand language.
Juna Gjata Video Series: Sixteen AIM & AT Videos
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Explore the story of a unique young woman who has overcome tremendous learning challenges to become a freshman at Harvard. Due to a significant visual impairment, Juna is not able to read standard print classroom materials and uses accessible instructional materials (AIM) available in specialized formats (braille, large print, audio, and digital text) and assistive technologies to access the curriculum. As Juna and her team tell the story, you will hear about her development of self-determination skills and a clear sense of her individual preferences for technologies and tools that work well in her everyday life.
- Meet Juna: Leveling the Playing Field with AIM
- AIM: It Takes a Team
- TVIs Take AIM
Meet Juna: Leveling the Playing Field with AIM
Explore the story of Juna Gjata who has a visual impairment which prevents her from reading standard print materials; and how she—with the help of supportive teachers, assistive technology, and accessible instructional materials—excels academically.
AIM: It Takes a Team
Juna Gjata, a remarkable young woman, is not able to read standard print materials due to a visual impairment and needs AIM to access the curriculum. Hear how a collaborative team of educators, parents, and students worked along with Juna to create a school culture where she could thrive.
TVIs Take AIM
Discover how a teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) negotiates and collaborates within a school system to support a student, Juna Gjata, who uses AIM and assistive technology. Observe how the TVI works to build Juna's skills and independence over the years.
AIMing for Success
Explore the story of Cooper, a young man who is successfully using several formats of accessible learning materials and assistive technology to actively participate in educational, family, and community life. One of the lessons learned is that it is key to introduce accessible materials and technology at an early age.
Audio Supported Reading (ASR)
Audio-supported reading (ASR) is a technology-based approach for accessing and working with text presented in either braille or enlarged (magnified) print. This approach allows a user to listen to a spoken version of text while looking at screen-displayed print or touching braille. In ASR, both the rate of information pick up and the portion of attention paid to braille or print (in combination with speech) can be controlled by the user. With sufficient practice, both braille readers and magnified print readers can greatly increase the rate at which they move through text using ASR.
AIM Tips Videos
Learn about effective practices for helping students learn to use AIM in the classroom, develop technology skills, build independence and self-advocacy skills, and use AIM at home.
AIM Implementation Videos
Learn about a successful pilot project implementing AIM and text-to-speech technology in eight districts in Missouri. The project led to improved academic outcomes and increased student engagement for high school students with disabilities. Includes perspectives of administrators, teachers, and students with disabilities.