Dept 4298, 1000 E University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-5770
Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463
Fax: (307) 766-276
Thanks for making time to learn about AIM. Through a contract with the Wyoming Department of Education, Special Services Division, we provide services in the acquisition, appropriate use, and integration of accessible instructional materials (AIM) for students with disabilities. For the past 3 years, we have traveled throughout the state to conduct full-day trainings on identifying, qualifying, and serving students with print disabilities. This year, we are creating “learning capsules” so that educators, parents, and others can access this information when it is needed most.
We will focus on the legal foundation of Accessible Instructional Material (AIM): the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (currently called NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004). Both include compelling requirements for state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) to ensure that all students, including those with disabilities, receive the supports and services they need to access, participate and achieve in the general educational curriculum.
We will focus on the decision-making process related to accessible instructional materials (AIM) and look closely at how each of the steps requires solid thinking and planning on the part of the individualized education program (IEP) team.
We will focus on the National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM Center) web site and the products that are available to support everyone in the use of accessible instructional materials.
We will review the services offered by the Authorized Media Producer (AMP) Bookshare.
We will review the services offered by the Authorized Media Producer (AMP) Learning Ally.
We will review the principles of accessible Microsoft Word document design, create an accessible Word document, check our document with Microsoft’s Accessibility Checker, and discuss the benefits of accessible design.