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Accessible InstructionalMaterials (AIM)AT BootcampATIA 2013Behnke, Marotta, & Wojcik
Agenda Video Overview A Roadmap for Accessible Instructional  Materials (AIM) Eligibility Print Disability Specialize...
Review Video “AIM Simply Said” by the National Center   on AIM http://aim.cast.org/learn/accessiblemedia/   allaboutaim
The Texas Road Map forAccessible Instructional Materials Developed to help give a visual GPS to help you navigate the wa...
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Federal Eligibility1. Blind persons: visual acuity is 20/200 or    less in the better eye with correction or    visual fie...
Federal Eligibility3. Persons certified by competent authority:   unable to read or use standard printed   materials due t...
Print Disability Student /child is not able to use standard  print materials Frequently the result of a visual  impairme...
Accessible Instructional Materials Included in IDEA 2004 Requires that core instructional materials  be provided in a ti...
Braille Tactile literacy medium used by  learners who are blind Uses six dots, presented in various  combinations, to re...
Large Print                                               Serif Font                 Enlarged copy of regular-print-sized...
Audio Sound files Does not include text Includes recorded files, usually saved as  Wave or MP3 files Files can be acce...
Digital Text  May be referred to as electronic text   or e-text  Provides visual and auditory supports  Available in va...
PATHWAYS TO PROVIDINGAIM TO STUDENTS
Key Questions When InvestigatingRepositories of Accessible Text What is the nature of the collections?  (e.g., subject ar...
Popular Repositories Readily Available Content (e.g., public  domain e-text and audio e-text  equivalents, Public Library...
Popular Repositories (Continued)   National Library Service for the Blind and    Physically Handicapped    (http://www.lo...
Popular Repositories (Continued)   Learning Ally (Formerly Recordings for the    Blind and Dyslexic)    (http://www.learn...
Popular Repositories (Continued)   Infinitext (http://il.myinfinitec.org)    ◦ Collection Holdings: Textbooks, Tradebooks...
Popular Repositories (Continued)   Bookshare.org (http://bookshare.org)    ◦ Collection Holdings:      Textbooks, Periodi...
Popular Repositories (Continued)   NIMAC (http://nimac.us)    ◦ Collection Holdings: Textbooks, Core      Instructional M...
Who Qualifies?: Key Questions WhenConsidering the Provision of AIM   Does the student require    accessible, alternate fo...
Notes   Provision of AIM    when those    materials are    copyrighted may    ◦ be acquired from the      publisher    ◦ ...
More Notes   When accessing files    under the Chaffee    Amendment or    NIMAS, it is    important to note    that diffe...
Publishers and Others American Printing House for the Blind is also  a federally-funded Accessible Media  Provider Acces...
What do you currently do for accessing AIM?Review the top 10 questions to ask publishers.                     Group or Ind...
Determination of MaterialsThings to consider:  Learner’s needs  Recommendations from personnel  Availability  Implemen...
AIM Explorer  Interactive tool  Allows for trials of different features   which may be beneficial for persons with   dis...
AIM Navigator Interactive tool to facilitate the process of  decision-making of AIM for individual learners Process cons...
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  1. 1. Accessible InstructionalMaterials (AIM)AT BootcampATIA 2013Behnke, Marotta, & Wojcik
  2. 2. Agenda Video Overview A Roadmap for Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Eligibility Print Disability Specialized Formats Acquisition of AIM AIM Navigator Resources Comments and Suggestions
  3. 3. Review Video “AIM Simply Said” by the National Center on AIM http://aim.cast.org/learn/accessiblemedia/ allaboutaim
  4. 4. The Texas Road Map forAccessible Instructional Materials Developed to help give a visual GPS to help you navigate the way through accessible instructional material acquisition Provides 2 routes: Eligibility and acquisition routes
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  6. 6. Federal Eligibility1. Blind persons: visual acuity is 20/200 or less in the better eye with correction or visual field no greater than 20°2. Persons certified by competent authority: even with correction, visual disability is preventing the reading of standard printed materials
  7. 7. Federal Eligibility3. Persons certified by competent authority: unable to read or use standard printed materials due to physical limitations4. Persons certified by competent authority: have reading disability resulting from organic dysfunction and of sufficient severity to prevent their reading of printed materials in a normal manner
  8. 8. Print Disability Student /child is not able to use standard print materials Frequently the result of a visual impairment, physical disability or reading disability Meets copyright criteria for specialized formats Federal definition of “Print Disability”
  9. 9. Accessible Instructional Materials Included in IDEA 2004 Requires that core instructional materials be provided in a timely manner in specialized formats when needed by students with disabilities 4 specialized formats: Braille, large print, audio and digital text
  10. 10. Braille Tactile literacy medium used by learners who are blind Uses six dots, presented in various combinations, to represent text, numbers, punctuation, and special signs and symbols Can be accessed using technology such as a PDA (e.g. note-taker) or braille display
  11. 11. Large Print  Serif Font Enlarged copy of regular-print-sized materials Facilitates ease of reading for learners withSans-serif  low vision  At least 18 point and larger  Readability depends on font type, use of white space and other features (e.g. bold or underline vs. italicized text)  APH Print Guidelines for Document Design www.aph.org/edresearch/lpguide.htm
  12. 12. Audio Sound files Does not include text Includes recorded files, usually saved as Wave or MP3 files Files can be accessed using the computer (e.g. Windows Media Player) or portable media players (e.g. iPod, Book Port Plus, VictorReader Stratus)
  13. 13. Digital Text  May be referred to as electronic text or e-text  Provides visual and auditory supports  Available in various formats such as online HTML or EPub  Can be accessed using specialized software (e.g. Read Hear™) or hardware (e.g. Apex, VictorReader Stratus, VictorReader Stream)
  14. 14. PATHWAYS TO PROVIDINGAIM TO STUDENTS
  15. 15. Key Questions When InvestigatingRepositories of Accessible Text What is the nature of the collections? (e.g., subject area collections, textbooks, periodicals, trade books, etc.) What formats are available from the repository? (e.g., .txt, .rtf, .doc, .docx, .pdf, etc.) Is there a cost to access the files in the repository? Who qualifies?
  16. 16. Popular Repositories Readily Available Content (e.g., public domain e-text and audio e-text equivalents, Public Library Audio Books) Commercially Available Content (e.g., Audible.com, Recorded Books, ITunes Music Store, Amazon, etc.)
  17. 17. Popular Repositories (Continued) National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (http://www.loc.gov/nls) ◦ Collection Holdings: Periodicals, Tradebooks and Catalogs ◦ File Formats Available: cassette tapes, Braille ◦ Cost to Access: No
  18. 18. Popular Repositories (Continued) Learning Ally (Formerly Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic) (http://www.learningally.org) ◦ Collection Holdings: Textbooks, Periodicals, Tradebooks ◦ File Formats Available: .wma, DAISY ◦ Cost to Access: Yes, but depends
  19. 19. Popular Repositories (Continued) Infinitext (http://il.myinfinitec.org) ◦ Collection Holdings: Textbooks, Tradebooks ◦ File Formats Available: .txt, pdf, .kes., and .mp3 ◦ Cost to Access: No (must be a member of the Coalition)
  20. 20. Popular Repositories (Continued) Bookshare.org (http://bookshare.org) ◦ Collection Holdings: Textbooks, Periodicals, Tradebooks ◦ File Formats Available: .brf, DAISY ◦ Cost to Access: No (for qualifying K-12 Students), Yes (for others)
  21. 21. Popular Repositories (Continued) NIMAC (http://nimac.us) ◦ Collection Holdings: Textbooks, Core Instructional Materials ◦ File Formats Available: NIMAS ◦ Cost to Access: No
  22. 22. Who Qualifies?: Key Questions WhenConsidering the Provision of AIM  Does the student require accessible, alternate format versions of printed textbooks and printed core materials? Has this need been documented in the student’s 504 plan or IEP?  Is the material copyrighted?  Does the student certified by a competent authority as having a print disability?  Does the student have either a 504 plan or an IEP?
  23. 23. Notes Provision of AIM when those materials are copyrighted may ◦ be acquired from the publisher ◦ go through the Chafee Amendment or NIMAS provisions (should the student qualify)
  24. 24. More Notes When accessing files under the Chaffee Amendment or NIMAS, it is important to note that different repositories accept different competent authorities to certify print disabilities.
  25. 25. Publishers and Others American Printing House for the Blind is also a federally-funded Accessible Media Provider Accessible materials can also be purchased from publishers (e.g. Pearson) and other commercial resources Top 10 questions to ask publishers
  26. 26. What do you currently do for accessing AIM?Review the top 10 questions to ask publishers. Group or Individual Activity
  27. 27. Determination of MaterialsThings to consider:  Learner’s needs  Recommendations from personnel  Availability  Implementation and support  Parental involvement  Environments  Technologies
  28. 28. AIM Explorer  Interactive tool  Allows for trials of different features which may be beneficial for persons with disabilities  Report can be generated for documenting individual preferences  Download
  29. 29. AIM Navigator Interactive tool to facilitate the process of decision-making of AIM for individual learners Process consists of 4 major decision points:  determination of need  selection of format(s)  acquisition of format(s)  selection of supports for use Useful resources provided to help guide the ARD committee http://aim.cast.org/experience/decision-making_tools/aim_navigator

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