State Education Agency Information
Alabama Department of Education
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36104
State NIMAS/NIMAC Coordinator
Teresa Lacy, Director
205 E. South Street
Talladega, AL 35160
AIM and NIMAS Web Site Resources at State Education Agency
The web site for the state of Alabama DOE provides a link to download the document Obtaining Alternate-Format Textbook and Core Print Instructional Materials for Students with Print Disabilities that contains some NIMAS and related information (PDF format): ftp://ftp.alsde.edu/documents/65/Print%20Disabilities.pdf.
AMSTI (Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative) There is a brief mention of ensuring that math and science instruction be made accessible to students with disabilities on page 15 of the Guidelines for AMSTI Site Operations (PDF): https://docs.alsde.edu/documents/112/Official_Guidelines_AMSTI_FY09.pdf.
Some AIM-related goals of Alabama can be reviewed in the Accessing the General Curriculum Presentation download (PowerPoint): http://www.alsde.edu/html/sections/doc_download.asp?section=65&id=2882&sort=16.
Instructional Materials Acquisition (adoption or open territory)
Alabama is an open territory state with no centralized textbook acquisition. The selection and purchase of textbooks and instructional materials is a local district activity.
SEA Policies and Practices
The state DOE provides the following information regarding NIMAC coordination:
The Alabama Instructional Resource Center (AIRC) will be responsible for obtaining the NIMAS files from NIMAC. Contact [the AIRC] to coordinate services for eligible students in your local education agency.
NIMAC Authorized User(s)
The Alabama Instructional Resource Center (AIRC) is the state's designated AU and AMP.
Teresa Lacy, Director
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
P.O. Box 698
Talladega, AL 35161
Selected Accessible Media Producers (AMPs)
The Alabama Instructional Resource Center (AIRC) is the state's designated AU and AMP (see above).
State Definition of Timely Manner for the Delivery of AIM to Students
AIM-Related State Laws and Regulations
Alabama cites IDEA of 2004 Part D section 674(e)(3) in their published AIM-related material.