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AIM Commission to Hold Friday Meeting by Teleconference, Public Invited to Listen

Posted Mar 31 2011 3:32pm

Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: April 01, 2011 10:00 am - 05:00 pm

The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education (AIM Commission) will hold its second full-commission teleconference from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Friday with the public invited to listen.

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, who heads the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, will deliver opening remarks and highlight commission activities. Following Posny's remarks, discussion will focus on topics related to best practices for improving the availability of accessible instructional materials for individuals with low-incidence disabilities. And, how to effectively provide access to instructional materials through a market model.

Office of Postsecondary Education staff will brief members on grant projects that focus on individuals with disabilities in higher education. The meeting will also include a roundtable discussion on the current postsecondary experience of students with disabilities who require accessible instructional materials.

This teleconference is open to the public via iLinc Webinar system, beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET at https://aimpsc.ilinc.com/join/ccszfyh . For guidance on installing the iLinc client software see http://product.ilinc.com/help/ilinc/ .

An agenda and meeting documents will be available prior to the meeting on the AIM Commission meetings website:
http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/aim/meetings.html .

The AIM Commission, established by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, is charged with studying the current state of accessible materials for students with disabilities in postsecondary education and making recommendations to Congress for improving access to and the distribution of instructional materials in accessible formats.


Event 1
Meeting of the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education (AIM Commission) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ET Friday, April 1, 2011
The Webinar will open for log-in beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET.
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