Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)
Print-based educational materials converted into specialized formats, related to the requirements of the IDEA statute.View in glossary
Equipment or system where principal function is creation, conversion, duplication, control, display, interchange, transmission, reception, or broadcast of data.View in glossary
Introducing AIM to Students
- Learning from AIM may require different strategies than learning from printed text.
- Becoming a proficient user of AIM requires planning, practice, and time.
Technology and Skills
- Involving a student in technology decisions improves engagement.
- Modeling technology use in learning contexts illustrates relevance.
- Using technology effectively requires an array of skills: operational, functioning, strategic, and social.
Self-Advocacy and Post-Secondary
- Fostering student self-knowledge and advocacy skills are important to their success.
- Investigating and evaluating support services before committing to insure that post-secondary institutional resources address student needs.
Using AIM at Home
Educators and administrators describe the goals for their pilot program.