Information regarding American Printing House for the Blind (APH) Federal Quota Census, New Hampshire Accessible Educational Materials (NHAEM), Assistive Technology, and Sign Language Interpreters.
American Printing House for the Blind (APH) Federal Quota Census
The Federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind provides adapted educational materials to eligible individuals, birth through adult, who meet the definition or function at the definition of blindness. An annual registration of eligible individuals determines a per capita amount of money designated for the purchase of educational materials produced by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH). New Hampshire uses these funds to purchase and distribute accessible educational materials to eligible individuals through New Hampshire Accessible Educational Materials (NHAEM).
- FY'23 Memo #20 APH Federal Quota Census
- FY'23 American Printing House for the Blind (APH) Federal Quota Guide
- FY'23 APH Federal Quota Training Presentation
- APH Federal Quota Individual Profile Prep Template
- APH Federal Quota Parent/Guardian Consent Form
- APH Federal Quota Adult Consent Form
- APH Federal Quota Parent/Guardian Informational Letter Template
New Hampshire Accessible Educational Materials (NHAEM)
New Hampshire Accessible Educational Materials (NHAEM) is a unit with the Division of Learner Support, Bureau of Special Education Support. NHAEM provides accessible educational materials to all of New Hampshire’s eligible students.
The Mission of NHAEM is to procure, maintain and distribute books, educational tools and materials for students who are blind or visually impaired who require alternate formats to access print materials. New Hampshire has adopted the federal definition of timely manner as the following:
To ensure that children with disabilities, who need instructional materials in accessible formats, are provided those materials in a timely manner; the State Educational Agency must ensure that all public agencies take all reasonable steps to provide instructional materials in accessible formats to children with disabilities who need those instructional materials at the same time as other children receive instructional materials.
What are Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)?
Accessible educational materials (AEM) are print- and technology-based educational materials, including printed and electronic textbooks and related core materials that are designed or enhanced in a way that makes them usable across the widest range of learner variability, regardless of format (e.g., print, digital, graphic, audio, video).
The New Hampshire Accessible Educational Materials (NHAEM) Online Inventory System has been developed for ordering educational materials and products for eligible individuals registered through the annual American Printing House for the Blind Federal Quota Census.
To access the NHAEM online inventory system, you must create an account in myNHDOE. The NHAEM online system is restricted to individuals authorized to order educational materials. After creation of your account, please contact Robin Budryk at Robin.G.Budryk@doe.nh.gov or (603) 271-0818 for permissions to access the NHAEM online inventory system.
- Acquiring Accessible Formats
- American Printing House for the Blind
- Designing and Creating Accessible Material
- NHAEM Handbook Updated September 2020
- NH State Library Talking Book Library
- Putting Success at Your Fingertips (Video) New Hampshire student demonstrating accessible educational materials to access the educational curriculum and compete in today's world.
- Seedlings Braille Books for Children (5 free books per calendar year)
New Hampshire AT Connect (NHAT)
Improving Assistive Technology Implementation Across New Hampshire
The focus of the NH AT Connect project is to work with educators across the state to provide best practices strategies and support in order to effectively meet the unique learning needs of every student using assistive technology. The Bureau of Special Education Support has partnered with Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC, in partnership with SavEDgeTECH, to execute this project.
For more details about the project, visit the NH AT Connect Project Information Page
Additional Assistive Technology Resources
New Hampshire Sign Language Interpreter Assessment and Training Program
Mary T. Lane
Accessibility & Assistive Technology Education Consultant
UDL Education Consultant and APH Ex-Officio Trustee
NH APH Assistant