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NEW: Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)…Decisions That Can Positively Affect Student Achievement
This power point was developed for use with general education teachers. Districts should feel comfortable editing the power point to meet local needs.  The presentation can easily be divided into several smaller chunks for use during faculty meetings or other gatherings of staff. The power point addresses the collection of data; aspects of student’s current skills and instructional tasks; considerations of specific formats for digital, auditory, braille, and large print materials; assessment schedule for implementation of Unified English Braille; Accessible Media Producers (AMPs) such as Bookshare and Learning Ally; sources of AIM; and links to AIM resources.

What’s Next for NIMAS, NIMAC, and AIM?
This PowerPoint presentation was shared with ESE staff at FDLRS NEFEC. It provided an overview of NIMAS, NIMAC, and AIM.  “Who Can Access Derived Files at NIMAC,” CPALMS, Florida Standards (Common Core), and AIM Navigator were highlighted. The importance of an ongoing, integrated approach to providing accessible instructional materials was emphasized.  It was also noted that NIMAS did not specifically address online instructional materials, only print materials.  Participants were encouraged to participate in local instructional materials selection processes to ensure accessibility of selected materials for their students.  State and national resources were also included.

Electronic Files from NIMAC for Eligible Students
This PowerPoint presentation was shared with the Digital Rights Managers serving Region 2 in northeast Florida. It briefly described “Who Can Access Derived Files at NIMAC” and noted that NIMAS did not specifically address online instructional materials, only print materials.  Participants were encouraged to participate in local instructional materials selection processes to ensure accessibility of selected materials for their students.  State and national resources were also highlighted.

Who Can Access NIMAS Chart 2013
Update to NIMAS Who Can Access NIMAS Chart.

Digital Rights Managers (DRMs) -NIMAS/Florida Training
Presented as the initial conference call and Acrobat Connect session, this PowerPoint was used as a training tool with District DRMs on the use of the NIMAS/Florida Database Module on August 20, 2009, September 24, 2009, and March 23, 2010.

DRM Registration Form
To register new Digital Rights Managers (DRM). Please download the file, complete form with required signatures, and mail original to Suzanne Dalton, 4210 W. Bay Villa Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611.

Florida Department of Education -Technical Assistance Paper (TAP) regarding NIMAS
Distributed by the FDOE Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) as DPS: 2009-084 on June 8, 2009, this TAP includes questions and answers designed to assist IEP teams with definitions, eligibility criteria, and determining student needs related to instructional materials.

ISBN Tips and Tricks
This document describes the intricacies of locating International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) on textbooks as well as provides important tips when searching for ISBNs on databases.

NIMAS Conference Call Presentation for Administrators
Presented as the initial conference call and Adobe Connect session, this powerpoint was used as an information sharing tool with Florida’s Administrators of Exceptional Student Education programs addressing the NIMAS/Florida Implementation Plan, eligibility criteria for accessing NIMAS-derived files and selected definitions on June 24 and 29, 2009, as well as August 12, 2009.

NIMAS/ Florida Brochure 2009
Overview of Florida’s implementation of the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) for eligible students.

NIMAS/Florida Implementation Plan – September 2009
Finalized by the Florida Department of Education in September 2009, this statewide implementation plan addresses specific definitions related to NIMAS; state, district and school-level responsibilities; national and state resources; sample NIMAS District (or School) Implementation Plan; and a NIMAS/Florida Flowchart.

NIMAS/Florida RFBD and Bookshare Information
Draft guidelines for NIMAS/Florida Digital Rights Managers (DRMs) on the use of Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) and Bookshare for digital materials.

Sample NIMAS Qualifying Information – PDF document
Description: Tailored to district needs, this optional form can be used to collect information for students with physical limitations or students with reading disabilities due to an organic dysfunction. Designed to be placed in the student file, this form clearly defines competent authority in both instances.

Sample NIMAS Qualifying Information: Word document
Description: Tailored to district needs, this optional form can be used to collect information for students with physical limitations or students with reading disabilities due to an organic dysfunction. Designed to be placed in the student file, this form clearly defines competent authority in both instances.

Sample NIMAS Student Registration Form: PDF document
Description: Tailored to district needs, this optional form can be used to collect student registration information from schools. All NIMAS-eligible student information must be added to the NIMAS/Florida database by the District Digital Rights Manager (DRM) prior to ordering texts in specialized formats.

Sample NIMAS Student Registration Form: Word document
Description: Tailored to district needs, this optional form can be used to collect student registration information from schools. All NIMAS-eligible student information must be added to the NIMAS/Florida database by the District Digital Rights Manager (DRM) prior to ordering texts in specialized formats.

Sample Physicians Certification Form: Word document
Description: Tailored to the district needs, this optional form can be used to collect information from medical doctors when certifying students with reading disabilities. This form also includes four questions and answers directed toward medical doctors.

Sample Physicians Certification Form: PDF document
Description: Tailored to district needs, this optional form can be used to collect information from medical doctors when certifying students with reading disabilities. This form also includes four questions and answers directed toward medical doctors.

Sourcing for Accessible Instructional Materials (PDF)
Presented at the FDLRS November Institute, November 8-10, 2010, in Tampa, FL, this document provides information on finding sources for alternate formats of textbooks.  The PowerPoint is available at http://institute2010.wikispaces.com/Textbook+Sourcing.

AIM and NIMAS Survey, May 2011
All district Digital Rights Managers (DRMs) are asked to complete the survey.  The purpose of this survey is to enhance AIM and NIMAS programs by surveying DRM as to the status of AIM and NIMAS services in each school district. This information will be used to develop statewide trainings and procedure related to the provision of accessible instructional materials.  If you are a DRM in your district, please click below to answer the questions: http://guest.cvent.com/d/kdqhwb