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Tip Sheet


University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies

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Students arrive in classrooms with a variety of skills, interests and needs. For many learners, the typical curriculum—including instructional methods, classroom materials, and assessments of knowledge—may contain barriers to educational participation and achievement. Students who are unable to access print materials face particular challenges. Accessible educational materials reduce barriers and provide rich supports for learning. By using accessible educational materials, educators enable all learners to gain knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for learning.

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University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies. (2012). Learning ideas: Understanding accessible educational materials (AEM) and their use: Tips for K-12 educators. Orono, ME.


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