National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) and National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC)

How To

Accessible Media Producers (AMPs)

Once you have determined that a student is in need of AIM or is eligible for NIMAS derived materials, you will need to directly contact the appropriate agency below to acquire the format that will best meet the student’s needs (e.g. Braille, large print, audio, digital text).  

Braille and Large Print (Hard Copy)*

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
Nancy Mothersele, Braille Coordinator

*Districts should be aware that conversion of instructional materials into large print or Braille will take longer than other accessible formats.  Please make your requests six months in advance to ensure students receive the materials on time.

Digital Textbooks - Bookshare

Bookshare is an online library of copyrighted content for people with qualifying print disabilities.  Schools will need to set up a free account with Bookshare in order to access their NIMAS derived instructional materials.

Audio Textbooks - Learning Ally

Learning Ally, formerly known as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), is a non-profit organization that provides a library of accessible audiobooks using human narration for people who cannot effectively read standard print.  Schools will need to set up an account in order to access NIMAS derived materials.