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Producers of AIM

This page is intended to provide quick links to resources for publishers, AMPs, SEA/LEA instructional resource centers, and individuals involved in producing AIM.

Where can I find an overview and introductory information?

Explore the links below for information on alternate-format materials and accessible media.

Learn more about the basics for producing AIM

Where can I find information about existing AMPs?

There are three main national AMPs as they receive funding from the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): American Printing House for the Blind (APH), Bookshare, and Learning Ally. There are also numerous conversion houses based in both the U.S. and India as well as many small, independent AMPs. The AIM Center does not officially recommend any AMPs or conversions houses, but provides information which should be verified with each producer.

Learn more about available AMPs

How can I find out more about being an AMP?

AMPs should be knowledgeable, at a minimum, about XML, the NIMAS, AUs, and the NIMAC. See the links below for more information related to producing AIM.

Learn more about AMPs and AIM

What if I just want to get started as soon as possible with a basic conversion?

The resources listed below should help produce an alternate-format output as rapidly as possible. Users are advised to look under the hood and learn more later as time allows.

Last Updated: 10/18/2013

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