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Wyoming AEM Clearinghouse/Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Dept 4298, 1000 E University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5770

Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463

Fax: (307) 766-276

Email: aem@uwyo.edu

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NIMAC & District Resources

NIMAS and NIMAC

The National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) is a technical standard used by publishers to produce source files that can later be converted into a specialized format

The National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) is a repository of raw files sent by the publisher. These raw files can be converted to any specialized format as needed.

NIMAC Eligibility Information (PDF)


 

Research and Fact Sheets

AEM Provision Researched Based Best Practices

Wyoming Department of Education and Wyoming Institute for Disabilities accessible education materials.

Fair Use Factsheet

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision concluded the creation of accessible, digital text from copyrighted materials (textbooks, workbooks, etc.) is considered Fair Use and is not a copyright violation. Learn how this decision impacts accessible materials for students.

AEM and Employment 

Supporting students with Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) transition from K-12 to employment.

AEM and College/University 

Supporting students with Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) during the transition from K-12 to college/university.

AEM and the 21st Century Student 

What is AEM? And how can it support the students of the 21st Century

Common Accommodations for Kids with Dyslexia

Wyoming AEM Needs Assessment Final Report - 2020

 

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Accessible Material Repositories

National Library Service:

From NLS website: "National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, that are instantly downloadable to a personal device or delivered by mail free of charge.”
 
Bookshare:

Bookshare is an online repository of digital books, magazines, novels, chapter books, periodicals, and more available to people with qualified print disabilities. This resource is free for eligible students, or $50/year for eligible non-students. Books can be downloaded in a variety of formats and file types, and can be accessed through most web browsers, many apps, and media players. 

Learning Ally:

Learning Ally is an online repository of human-read audiobooks available to people with qualified print disabilities. Touted as an “audiobook solution,” Learning Ally offers grade level and curriculum-based materials to students, as well as a suite of educator resources. Books can be accessed through most web browsers, as well as the Learning Ally Link app on mobile devices. 

Louis Database of Accessible Materials:

This database of accessible materials is maintained by the American Printing House for the Blind and helps connect users with accessible content like large print, braille, audio, and digital materials. The database searches for content from over 160 producers, including Bookshare, Learning Ally, and the NIMAC. 

 

Contact Us

Wyoming AEM Clearinghouse/Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Dept 4298, 1000 E University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5770

Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463

Fax: (307) 766-276

Email: aem@uwyo.edu

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