The following are helpful links and resources related to Accessible Instructional Materials:
Instructions and Forms for School Year 2013-2014
- Texas Education Code, Section 31.028: Special Instructional Materials
State education code that governs the ordering and distribution of special instructional materials.
- Accommodations, Policies, Procedures, Resources, Training & Presentations related to Students with Disabilities taking STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR L, STAAR Modified, and TELPAS
Provides information related to students with disabilities taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) statewide assessments.
Bookshare is an accessible online library which has approximately 169,000 titles available to people with print disabilities. Through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Bookshare offers free memberships to U.S. schools and qualifying U.S. students.
- Learning Ally
Learning Ally has 75,000+ digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles available to individuals with print disabilities that can be delivered through internet downloads and accessed using various mainstream and assistive technology devices. Through a contract with the Texas Education Agency, Learning Ally offers free memberships to Texas K-12 public and charter schools with qualifying students.
- American Printing House for the Blind, Louis Database
The Louis Database assists with locating accessible instructional materials. The database contains information on accessible print materials produced by approximately 160 organizations in braille, large print, sound recording audio and electronic files.
- Accessible Books for Texas
Accessible Books for Texas is a Benetech project funded by the Texas Education Agency that provides on-the-ground training and support to Texas public K-12 educators, parents, and students on accessible educational materials.
- National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials
This site serves as a resource to state and district-level educators, parents, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about accessible instructional materials (AIM) and National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).
For additional information, contact:
Instructional Materials Ordering and Distribution
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Phone (512) 463-9601