Accessibility and Assistive Technology
Information regarding New Hampshire Accessible Educational Materials (NHAEM), American Printing House for the Blind (APH), sign language interpreters and assistive technology.
The New Hampshire Accessible Educational Materials (NHAEM) is a unit with the Division of Learner Support, Bureau of Student Support. NHAEM provides accessible educational materials to all of New Hampshire’s eligible K-12 students.
The Mission of NHAEM is to procure, maintain and distribute books, educational tools and materials for students who are visually impaired, and print disabled who require alternate formats. New Hampshire has adopted the federal definition of timely manner as the following:
The State Educational Agency will ensure that all public agencies take all reasonable steps to provide educational materials in accessible formats to children with disabilities who need those educational materials at the same time as other children receive educational materials.
The New Hampshire Accessible Educational Materials (NHAEM) Online Inventory System has been developed to allow individuals order American Printing House for the Blind (APH) educational materials and products purchased through the Federal Quota Program for the New Hampshire Blind and visually impaired students eligible under the Federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind.
The NHAEM online inventory system is accessed through the NHDOE single sign on system.
To access the NHAEM online system, you must create an account through my.doe.nh.gov. The NHAEM online system is restricted to individuals authorized to order educational materials. After creation of your account, please contact Barbara Dauphinais for permissions to access the NHAEM online system:
American Printing House for the Blind Federal Quota (APH Count)
The Federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind provides adapted educational materials to eligible infants, toddlers, students, and adults who meet the definition of blindness based on the Federal Quota Census. Each State must submit an annual registration of eligible infants, toddlers, students, and adults to the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) to determine a per capita amount of money to purchase educational materials produced by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH). Eligible candidates include infants and toddlers who receive early supports and services; students who attend public schools, private schools, and charter schools; students who are home schooled and adults.
New Hampshire purchases adapted educational materials from the American Printing House for the Blind based on the student count of the Federal Quota Census to purchase Braille, large print materials and educational tools.
- FY'20 Memo #15 APH Federal Quota Census
- FY'20 APH Federal Quota Census Registration Packet
- FY'20 Webinar Training
NHAEM provides children with disabilities access to educational equipment they need to compete in today’s world.
- New Hampshire Accessible Instructional Materials (NHAIM) Online System Manual ~ June 23, 2014 NH Educational Materials (NHAEM) Handbook
- American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
- American Printing House for the Blind (APH) Downloadable Product Manual
- Braille Tales – Sharing the Joy of Reading
- Future in Sight - Free print/braille children's book for children under six who are blind or visually impaired
- Braille books for loan
New Hampshire Accessible Educational Materials (NHAEM)
New Hampshire Ex-Officio Trustee of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
Mary T. Lane
New Hampshire Ex-Officio Trustee Assistant