Accessible Instructional Materials

The following are helpful links related to accessible instructional materials (AIM):

The following are helpful resources related to AIM:

  • Texas Education Code, §31.028: Special Instructional Materials
    Texas Education Code, §31.028, governs the ordering and distribution of special instructional materials.
  • Accommodations, Policies, Procedures, Resources, Training & Presentations related to Students with Disabilities taking STAAR, STAAR-A, STAAR L, STAAR Alternate 2, and TELPAS
    This link provides information related to accommodation resources for students with disabilities taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) statewide assessments.
  • Bookshare
    Bookshare is an accessible online library which has approximately 310,000 titles available to individuals with print disabilities. Through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Bookshare offers free memberships to U.S. schools and qualifying U.S. students.
  • Learning Ally
    Learning Ally has 80,000 + digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles available to individuals with print disabilities. The materials can be delivered through internet downloads and accessed using various mainstream and assistive technology devices. Through a contract with the Texas Education Agency, Learning Ally offers free memberships to Texas K-12 public and charter schools with qualifying students.
  • American Printing House for the Blind, Louis Database
    The Louis Database contains information on approximately 407,055 titles in accessible formats, including braille, large print, sound recording, and electronic files.
  • Accessible Books for Texas
    Accessible Books for Texas is a Benetech project funded by the Texas Education Agency that provides on-the-ground training and support to Texas public K-12 educators, parents, and students on AIM.
  • National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials
    This site serves as a resource to state and district-level educators, parents, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about AIM and the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).