The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Post-Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities

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Commission Report and Press Release

Opens new windowAIM Commission Report, released to Congress December 6, 2011

Opens new windowPress Release from the U.S. Department of Education, December 6, 2011

Commission Description

The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Post-Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities (the Commission) was established under Section 772 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Opens new windowPublic Law 110-315, dated August 14, 2008. The Commission was established to (a) conduct a comprehensive study, which will—(I) Assess the barriers and systemic issues that may affect, and technical solutions available that may improve, the timely delivery and quality of accessible instructional materials for post-secondary students with print disabilities, as well as the effective use of such materials by faculty and staff; and (II) make recommendations related to the development of a comprehensive approach to improve the opportunities for post-secondary students with print disabilities to access instructional materials in specialized formats in a timeframe comparable to the availability of instructional materials for post-secondary non-disabled students.

Ed.gov web site:
Opens new windowhttp://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/aim/index.html

Federal Register Announcement:
Opens new windowhttp://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2010/09/14/2010-22883/advisory-commission-on-accessible-instructional-materials-in-postsecondary-education-for-students

Higher Education Opportunity Act:
Opens new windowhttp://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/leg/hea08/index.html

2011 Meeting Schedule

View the meeting schedule to find detailed information on meetings and activities conducted by the Commission during its tenure, including meetings and public hearings, agendas, transcripts, and summary notes.

Commission Members

View the members page to learn the names and affiliations of those who served on the Commission. The 19-member commission was composed of government leaders, representatives from the publishing industry, individuals with print disabilities, representatives from two-year and four-year institutions of higher education, and leaders in accessible technology.

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Last Updated: 11/13/2012

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