State Education Agency Information
Indiana Department of Education
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
State NIMAS/NIMAC Coordinator
6321 La Pas Trail, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46268
AIM and NIMAS Web Site Resources at State Education Agency
The PATINS Project’s Indiana Center for Accessible Materials web site (http://www.icam.k12.in.us/) provides a comprehensive NIMAS-specific and NIMAS-related information, including the following:
- Several revelant forms are available for download at the following URL: http://www.icam.k12.in.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28&Itemid=34
- Information for LEAs: http://www.icam.k12.in.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=7&Itemid=4
- Tools and downloads: http://www.icam.k12.in.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=13&Itemid=17
- Three FAQ lists: http://www.icam.k12.in.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=85
Instructional Materials Acquisition (adoption or open territory)
Indiana is a textbook adoption state. Their textbook adoption web page includes downlaoadable PDF-format documents on a variety of related topics: http://www.doe.in.gov/opd/textbook/index.html.
SEA Policies and Practices
NIMAC Authorized User(s)
Martha Hammond, Chad Smith, Bev Lau, Leslie Durst, and Martha LaBounty
Selected Accessible Media Producers (AMPs)
State Definition of Timely Manner for the Delivery of AIM to Students
From Indiana’s Special Education Rules Title 511 Article 7
511 IAC 7-36-7 Instructional curricula, materials, equipment, and assistive technology devices and services
- h) For purposes of this section, "timely manner" means that a public agency will take all reasonable steps to ensure that students who need print instructional materials in accessible formats are provided those materials at the same time as other students receive instructional materials. Reasonable steps include, but are not limited to, the following:
- (1) Requiring publishers or other contractors to, at a minimum, provide the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) with electronic files containing the content of the print instructional materials using the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS). Such files must be provided to the NIMAC with sufficient time, according to policies and procedures established by the department of education, to ensure that students requiring accessible formats receive the instructional materials at the same time as other students receive the instructional materials.
- (2) Having a means of acquiring print instructional materials in accessible formats according to policies and procedures established by the department of education, including for students who transfer into the public agency after the start of the school year.
Reasonable steps would not include withholding print instructional materials from other students until print instructional materials in accessible formats are available.
AIM-Related State Laws and Regulations
Some related law information is available from links listed at the site's General Information page: http://www.icam.k12.in.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=7&Itemid=4.
Parent Information & Advocacy Resources
The site's Students and Families page is available at the following URL: http://www.icam.k12.in.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=11&Itemid=30.