Producers of AIM (including specialized formats)
This page is intended to provide quick links to resources for publishers, AMPs, SEA/LEA instructional resource centers, and individuals. See also the Developers of NIMAS Filesets page. Note that links provided will take you to pages within the AIM Center site.
Overview & Introductory
Content Development & Design
Recommendations, standards, and guidelines; production and tools, including Braille production software and services; information about making Math and Science accessible; accessible PDF development; and scanning.
Learn more about alternate-format materials to support access and enable participation in the general curriculum by students with print disabilities. Find out about accessible media that can be used to support diverse learners in the classroom, categorized by format.
These pages have been developed in order to support educators who may be interested in learning more about accessible computer applications, assessments, documents, e-book readers, e-learning systems, meeting software, multimedia, survey tools, the web, and more.
AIM Guide to AMPs
A survey, in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), was developed collaboratively by members of the AIM Consortium. This survey was sent to each of the three accessible media producers (AMPs) that receive funding from the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The information provided by each AMP is summarized in the Table to enable comparison at a glance. Each individual AMP FAQ is provided separately on the pages listed below.
- APH FAQ
- Bookshare FAQ
- Learning Ally FAQ
This page lists commercial companies that provide a wide range of conversion services (i.e., transformation from print to digital, or transformation from one digital medium to another, etc.). These services are available to curriculum materials publishers and to state and local education agencies, usually on a work-for-hire basis. In addition to the preparation, structuring, editing, and validation of digital source files, a number of these companies also indicate that they are capable of creating student-ready versions.
Digital Talking Books
Information about DTBs including descriptions of play-back software and hardware, DAISY-capable play-back and production options, and reviews and comparisons of DTB products.
NIMAS Conversion Tool
The NIMAS Conversion Tool converts NIMAS source files into leveled XML files and/or into leveled HTML files that can be opened and viewed in a browser.
Other Conversion Tools
This page contains information about and links to other conversion tools that work with NIMAS files.
Reference & Resource Materials
Use the AIM Glossary to find definitions of AIM- and NIMAS-related terms and acronyms.
DAISY and NIMAS in HTML
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the NIMAS and NIMAS-related topics.
Learn about the NIMAC and its role in the provision of AIM through a variety of resources, including the designation of authorized entities (AUs), the NIMAC database and its metadata requirements for AIM source files, state coordination information, and forms and agreements.