2009-2011 NIMAS Florida

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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 documentDescription: 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 documentDescription: 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.


  • Who Can Access NIMAS-Derived Files
    This is a one-page graphic illustrating Who Can Access NIMAS-Derived Files? The chart identifies “competent authorities” and “certifying professionals” by each of the NIMAS-eligible disability areas.
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