ABOUT AIM CENTER
AIM Center at a Glance
For students with sensory, physical, cognitive, or learning differences and their teachers accessible instructional materials (AIM) may open doors to teaching and learning that ordinary print-based materials have closed. Accessible instructional materials or AIM are specialized formats of curricular content that can be used by and with students who are unable to read or use standard print materials. Specialized formats include braille, audio, large print, and digital text. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) includes a requirement that schools provide AIM in a timely manner to K–12 students who need them for participation and achievement.
Principal Investigator: David Rose, CAST
Director: Chuck Hitchcock, CAST
OSEP Project Officer: Michael Slade
List of staff as of January 3, 2013.
List of members as of January 3, 2013.
Information about past and future meetings.
Three types of technical assistance (TA) are available from the AIM Center: pro-active, responsive, and targeted. Pro-active TA provides products and services that are scalable and useful to a broad range of stakeholders. Responsive TA directly addresses direct requests for assistance from stakeholders. Targeted TA involves working closely with state education agencies (SEAs) to assist with developing, improving, and/or sustaining an effective, efficient system for the provision of specialized formats of print-based instructional materials to students with disabilities.
The 15-state AIM Consortium explored ways to improve the quality, availability, and timely delivery of accessible instructional materials to K–12 students with print disabilities.