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So, You’re an AEM State Contact/NIMAC Coordinator: How Do You Acquire Specialized Formats of Print Materials?


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Nicole Gaines, NIMAC Project Co-Director; Cynthia Curry, AEM Center Director; and Joy Zabala, AEM Center Co-Director Emeritus

AEM State Contacts and NIMAC State Coordinators


This webinar is part 2 of a 3-part series for AEM State Contacts and NIMAC State Coordinators. The focus will be on providing specialized formats of printed textbooks and related printed core materials. We’ll cover how to locate accessible formats by searching the Louis Plus Database, which includes materials from APH, Bookshare and Learning Ally. And we’ll walk you through using your NIMAC State Coordinator account, including how to create Authorized Users, and how to search and download files.

National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC)

Central national repository established at American Printing House for the Blind to store, validate, maintain and disseminate NIMAS filesets.

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Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

Print- and technology-based educational materials designed to be usable across the widest range of individual variability.

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American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

Largest non-profit organization creating products and services for people who are visually impaired.

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Authorized User

Agent of a coordinating agency with access to the NIMAC database to download NIMAS-conformant files.

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