Accessible Instructional Materials
Students who struggle to decode or extract meaning from print materials may need accessible instructional materials to receive an appropriate education. Accessible instructional materials (AIM) include the specialized formats of audio, Braille, eText, and large print and are needed by students with disabilities such as visual impairment, physical impairment, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, etc. The links below can assist schools to provide AIM needed by students with disabilities.
- IDEA Requirements
- Eligibility for Electronic Source Files
- Accessing NIMAS File Sets
- Sample Agreement/Contract Language
MoAT Text-To-Speech Projects, Guide, and Video
Missouri Assistive Technology initiated pilot projects to evaluate the impact of using AIM and text-to-speech technology (TtS) on outcomes for at-risk high school students due to print-related disabilities. The results showed a dramatic impact on outcomes for the students. The project evolved into the development in Missouri of two resources to help schools throughout the country develop their own text-to-speech/AIM programs. An Implementation Guide and a TtS video were developed for national dissemination and can be found on the following links: