SDE: NIMAS/NIMAC

NIMAS/NIMAC


National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)
National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC
 

General Information 

Accessible Media Producers (AMPs) 

Once you have determined that a student is in need of AIM or is eligible for NIMAS derived materials, you will need to directly contact the appropriate agency below to acquire the format that will best meet the student’s needs (e.g. Braille, large print, audio, digital text). 

Braille and Large Print (Hard Copy)*

Department of Rehabilitation Services

Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Nancy Mothersele, Braille Coordinator

860-602-4123

nancy.mothersele@ct.gov

 

*Districts should be aware that conversion of instructional materials into large print or Braille will take longer than other accessible formats.  Please make your requests six months in advance to ensure students receive the materials on time.

 

Digital Textbooks - Bookshare

http://bookshare.org

Bookshare is an online library of copyrighted content for people with qualifying print disabilities.  Schools will need to set up a free account with Bookshare in order to access their NIMAS derived instructional materials.

 

Audio Textbooks - Learning Ally

www.learningally.org

Learning Ally, formerly known as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), is a non-profit organization that provides a library of accessible audiobooks using human narration for people who cannot effectively read standard print.  Schools will need to set up an account in order to access NIMAS derived materials.

Contacts

 

CT State Department of Education

Bureau of Special Education

P.O. Box 2219

Hartford, CT 06145-2219

Thomas S. Boudreau, Education Consultant

E-mail: thomas.boudreau@ct.gov

Telephone: 860-713-6925

Fax: 860-713-7051

State Education Resource Center (SERC)

25 Industrial Park Road

Middletown, CT 06457

E-mail: ctaim@ctserc.org

Telephone: 860-632-1485

Fax: 860-632-8870

Smita Worah, Ph.D., Educational Consultant

E-mail: worah@ctserc.org

Telephone: 860-632-1485 ext. 319

Sean Kavanaugh, Educational Consultant

E-mail: kavanaugh@ctserc.org

Telephone: 860-632-1485 ext. 370






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