Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)

The 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) included the requirement that students with visual impairments and students with print disabilities receive their textbooks and core-related instructional materials in a timely manner.

Core curriculum material and textbooks may need to be converted to these specialized formats. Specialized formats  enable students with print disabilities to gain the information they need to complete tasks, master IEP goals, and reach curricular standards.

These accessible materials may be secured from different sources depending upon the defining characteristics of the students’ disability and need. Decisions regarding Accessible Instructional Material must be made by the IEP Team.