What are Accessible Instructional Materials?
What is AIM for?
AIM are specialized formats of fully accessible textbooks and other curriculum materials that can be used by and with students who are struggling readers or otherwise unable to access printed text.
Source: Focus On Results: Students Can Benefit From Accessible Instructional Materials
Fully Accessible Means
- All text is digital and can be read with Text to Speech tools, modified (font size) and navigated by unit, chapter, section, and page number
- Images include alt and descriptive text
- Math equa6ons are provided as images with alt text or as MathML
- Text can be converted to Braille
Accessible Instructional Materials Are
- Hard Copy and Refreshable Braille systems
- Mp3, .wav, .aiff, etc
- Digital Text
- DAISY Talking Books, eBooks, ePub, HTML, XML
- Large Print
- Generally considered Hard Copy, but could include enlarged text on computer screens