Skip to Content

AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Center - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Center
470 Glenmont Avenue
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 410-1042 (Local)
ATAEM_info@ocali.org
http://ataem.org

Brief Description

AT & AEM Center is a centralized project powered by OCALI that creates, collects and disseminates materials, products and resources for individuals with print disabilities. It provides short-term and long-term loan access to Assistive technology that support a variety of needs. The Center also provides unique, specific professional development in the areas of AT & AEM.

Hours of operation: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Clients served on average per year: birth to adult with disabilities
Number of staff: 10
Staff description: Project Coordinator, AEM Specialist, Braille/VI Consultant, Regional Consultant, 2 Project Assistants, 2 AEM Production Specialists, Library Coordinator, Administrative Professional
Geographic area served: Ohio.

Staff

Judy Judy Siens, Project Assistant, judy_siens@ocali.org
Jan Rogers, Program Director, jan_rogers@ocali.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer and tactile graphics training on a statewide and regional basis to parents, teachers, and educational personnel.

Services for Children

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Provides brailles courses through the Braille Excellence for Students and Teachers Grant.
    • Provides braille courses through the Braille Excellence for Students and Teachers Grant.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer and tactile graphics training on a statewide and regional basis to parents, teachers, and educational personnel.
  • Support for Parents
    • Provide technical assistance to parents of students with visual impairments and print disabilities birth to 21 years of age.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides free technical assistance to Ohio school districts relating to the hardware and software needs of students with visual impairments. Assists school personnel in locating large print and braille textbooks; audio and digital textbooks; and instructional aids and tools for students with visual impairments and print disabilities.
  • Personnel Preparation
    • Through the Braille Excellence for Students and Teachers (BEST) Grant, CISAM provides summer braille courses through the University of Dayton for Ohio educators and parents.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers professional development activities throughout the year for parents and educational personnel serving students with visual impairments and print disabilities.
Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Center, is this page missing one of your services, events, programs, or announcements? Update your information for free.

Join Our Mission

Help us expand our resources for people with vision loss.